11 May 2012
Friday Flowers: Kaleidoscopic Berry BasketsCategory: Gift Wrapping, Handmade Flowers, Recycle Crafts, Tutorial
In case I didn't mention it, I love strawberries. And strawberries on sale are even better. If I let myself, I could eat a whole box in one sitting. As is I probably polish off two boxes a week -- which is a lot for a single person.
And, since I hoard nifty food packaging, (and-not-so-nifty too), I thought I would find a new way to embellish the boxes.
Painting these clear plastic boxes from the inside out is a lot like painting sale signs inside windows, but far more forgiving. Start by drawing some basic shapes on the inside of the plastic with a permanent marker -- I chose flowers, but you could do letters or triangles or dinosaurs, etc. Unicorns might be cool...
...then it's just a matter of adding blobs of paint. I started with blobs of white paint over every flower, then let it dry and added yellow circles. Then that dried and added red. Then purple, then green, then used more white to fill in the blanks. Very little artistry involved; it's all about layering.
Boom, that was it.
These would make for nifty gift wrap, or a fun way to contain odds-n-ends around the house.
OK, now let's be honest; what sort of food packaging do you hoard?