Saturday, September 27

Altered Beer Mats!

SAWO Alter it The Saturday Workout Challenge is "altered stuff" this week.

"The stuff" I chose to alter were beer mats.

Some of you will have seen this project before because I made several of these boxes last year.SAWO Alterit1

I just cover the beer mats with papers, file the edges. Finish the edges off with Gold Krylon then place them in my Bind-it-all. The beer mats are a perfect size.

SAWO alterit 2 Once all the edges have holes in them I tie them altogether with ribbon and decorate depending on what I plan on putting inside the box.

I mostly use these boxes for, the twelve days of Christmas, altered curtain ring decorations that I make because it is the perfect size.

This is quite a time consuming project but great fun to do and the results are really quite nice!

31 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Linda this is brilliant. Very clever idea. Gorgeous work.

Thanks Linda for your wonderful work to SaWo.

ilonka said...

really fantastic! that's one of the thing which are still on my to-do-list ... wonderful!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I love your altered items....what a terrific idea! Beautiful!!

jasminduft said...

That's a fantastic idea! Great job!

Pascalebrad said...

I love this idea. I have some coasters I blagged at the Thames festival so you may see something like this on my blog soon! Pascale:)

tracie said...

oh wow Linda these are fabulous - what a great idea and so effective :)x

tracie said...

oh wow Linda these are fabulous - what a great idea and so effective :)x

Faye said...

Linda, this is really great. And what a great idea.

Catherine said...

Could not decide to do tonight, now I know.. thanks for the inspiration

dddeeebbbzzz said...

Ooohhh something else to do with my BIA. Love it!

Andrea said...

having seen these that you make in the flesh, I can honestly say they are just fabulous x

Dawn said...

Wow Linda
this is so inventive - brilliant!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous box & such a clever idea :o)

Hugs
Tracey
x

Char said...

A fun thing to use the beer mats for. Grand idea.

Debi said...

What an awesome idea. This is so neat!! Love what you did and how the box turned out!!!

Sue said...

More great pieces Linda - like the beer mats - but love the curtain rings (how long ago in Craft Stamper?)

Hels said...

Those curtain rings are inspiring Linda...brilliant artwork as ever..you are so clever hun xxx

Rosie said...

"Quite nice" my bottom!! They are lovely!! I haven't got a BIA, so I tried this with the Cropadile and it's a lot more time-consuming! Think I gave up after 3 beermats!!
I love your curtain rings too - I have a whole set of white ones to do if I ever get focussed enough - you know me, always something on the go!!
Thanks for your lovely comment on the quiltie - I really want to make more of these, but have to spend time planning a bit better I think! xxx

carolann said...

Wow this is superb work hun they are so sweet what a clever idea xxxxxx

Linda Elbourne said...

I have found it Sue - December 2007 issue :0)

Lorraine said...

this is an excellent idea for the bia and what a great idea to use curtain rings like that ..wow!!

Andrea, said...

Fantastic idea, this makes such a wonderful box

Claireabelle said...

Fabulous Linda
xx

Jane said...

Fantastic, I really do love this!
Jx

Liverpool Lou said...

Fab box Linda. I acquired some oval beer mats a couple of months ago but not got round to doing anything with them yet.
Well done on the charity run.
Anne x

Ann said...

Fabulous idea Linda - Love your box xxx

Ed said...

Lovely idea, and a useful gift too!

daydreamer said...

Fantastic idea,they look great. wish i had the patience!
Rach x

Shazza said...

I just adore this and remember seeing the one you made for Dan. Where do you get all the beer mats though???? :0)
xxx

Kari said...

Great idea!!! Love what you created with them!!

julietk said...

Very clever ,love it ,merry xmas Juliet

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