Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"It's a Wrap"

At  Altered Pages

The Altered Pages Design Team will be focusing on creating things for wrapping.... gifts, surprises, books, tags, bags and more!
Today I am going to alter a couple of containers using Ceiling Tiles.
Altered Pages Ceiling Tiles make great a great wrap or cover for a small box.  They are  6 x 6" embossed heavy paper ceiling tiles. Ready for you to paint, cut, stamp or alter. Glue them to containers, using double side adhesive tapes and glues.


A few items I have in a bin I keep to alter...
they are all great for gift giving!

Today I have a Laughing Cow container and a cylinder container to alter.  Remove any labels (barcodes, tape, etc.) Paint containers with white gesso.  Set aside to dry.

Measure and cut the ceiling tiles to fit your container/s.  Gently apply the ink directly from the pad to the ceiling tile, be careful to ink only the raised embossing of the tiles.  The paper tile absorbs the ink like a sponge! 

When the gesso has dried, attach washi tape to the containers.  Adhere the ceiling tiles with Tacky Glue.
To finished the Laughing Cow box add a string of beads around the edge of the ceiling tile. Use a black marker to make a line around the edge of the container.  This would make a great box for giving jewelry, a gift card or any small object.

It just so happened that two ceiling tiles wrapped around this container perfectly!  Washi Tape was added to the top and bottom of the container (the ceiling tiles were not going to cover the container totally).  Then adhere the ceiling tiles with Tacky Glue, embellish with black lace.

Supplies: Ceiling Tile
Tacky Glue
Washi Tape
Black Marker
Bead Trim from one of my Mailbox Muse Kits




Watch for new "kits" available soon forthe holiday season! 

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That is my post for today!


  1. What a terrific idea! I have several of these tiles that purchased from Altered Pages, but I've never used them, because I didn't want to "cover them up" in collages or in mixed media work. You've inspired me to use them AS the decorative portion of a piece, and not just a background. Good job!

  2. Great idea! I have several containers I need to do something with. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. I love using those Laughing Cow cheese containers, too. That ceiling tile fits perfectly. Thanks for the fun ideas.

  4. Lyneen these look like a wonderful product to use to alter a tin as a gift. The embossed textured highlighted with color is fabulous! Looking forward to seeing what everyone has instore for us this month. xx

  5. What a great project. I love the embossed look accented by color!

  6. this is a great tutorial. now I have some ideas for those cool ceiling tiles! xo

  7. A lot of mileage can be had from those Laughing Cow containers. LOL You made such a beautiful gift package with it. Now I want to do the same. LOL