Sunday, September 2, 2012

Piggy bank... dreaming of Paris

Good morning crafters.

Elizabeth here, with the last of our recycling inspiration projects this week.
I used an old hair- color packaging to make a piggy bank. I thought it would be a fun gift for a friend who always says she wants to go to Paris, but it's never a priority... I hope this will give her an excuse to put some change aside, so who knows.. maby she will see Paris sooner than later:)

This is what I used as a base for my little piggy bank, some leftovers from me trying to cover up my grey hairs.. lol.

It looks much better now, don't you think:

I used Pion Papers, this one is the Blue Pansy 6x6 from the For Mother Collection. On the front I stamped two swirls with my Prima stamps, added a diecut with a coin-hole and painted it all with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint, Picket Fence. Then I distressed the corners with Vintage Photo distress inks

Here is what it looks like from the top:
 I glued the gorgeous Alençon lace around the box as a base. On the top I added cheese cloth, some corrugated cardboard, and a tag I made from Pion Desingn paper. The flowers are a Gardenia flower and Roses With Glass Pearls  from Kort og Godt. I also used some pearl string

 Here is another one of the gorgeous Kort og Godt flowers, and a Vintage Pearl Pin from Maya Road

Here's the other side of the box.

I hope we inspired you to use what you have around the house to CREATE!

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Wishing you a wonderful and creative Sunday!



  1. Oh wow! This is stunning, so delicate and pretty, really feminine, I love it.
    hugs Teresa x

  2. What a great idea and it looks fabulous. Maybe this will inspire your friend to start saving xx

    And you would never know that it started out as an old's beautiful!
    Chris x

  4. WOW! ELizabeth, your creation is stunning!! And very clever! Thank you for the inspiration! :)


  5. Great job Elizabeth, now i need to start dying hair again :D I want a piggy-bank lol

  6. Who would have thought, you have created a masterpiece from a bit of rubbish! Genius! Laura x

  7. What a fabulous idea Elizabeth. Your creation is amazing and very inspirational.

    Sarah x