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Back to School Wrangler

Hi, thanks for taking some time out of your day to spend some time with me.

For the month of August the Altered Pages Design Team is working on all things Fall.  And, today I have for you a "back to school" fun little upcycle project.   I have made a pretty little "tool box" using an oversized jewelry box, Dixie Belle Paints and unique supplies from Altered Pages.com.  This would be perfect for a locker or dorm room desk (or craft room, uh, mmmmhmmm.)
 
This project began with an oversized jewelry box.  It is approximately 4 inches wide by 5 inches long and about 3 inches deep. It is made of traditional cardboard construction.  

 I gave the entire box a quick dry brushing with Dixie Belle Paint in Gulf.  

While that was drying I grabbed a denim pocket from a recycled pair of jeans.  I never throw away jeans.  Some are ok to donate, but, some are just worthy of being chopped up and saved for use in a later project....this was just that case.  I only needed one pocket for this project so the other is set aside for future fun.
 I added a beautiful butterfly image from an Altered Pages collage sheet using a generous amount of Aleens Tacky Glue.
Next, I added lace and trim to both the box and the denim pocket as seen below. 
I also added a little jute bow.  The lace was adhered to the box using Tacky Glue and the pocket was adhered using hot glue. 

You can see below the many uses for this pretty little upcycle,
a locker with school supplies,
make up or polish touch up or what ever todays teen might need from hair ties to scotch tape. 
It is all right in arms reach with this fun little locker mate/wrangler.
 
  
I hope you enjoyed this upcycle project. 
With a little help from Altered Pages
 and  Dixie Belle Paints anything is possible!
 
~ Stephanie 

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