First, I found this cute perpetual Advent Calender at the thrift store, but the colors are not me, at all!
The frame is black, the green is olive and the red is more rusty than red. Of course I want to redo this in a more vintagey look, I'm thinking a red frame and decoupage vintage images where the red is now and decoupage images on the magnets. I'm stuck though on what to do with the green portion! If i paint it, which I'd like to paint it turquoise, then I have to repaint the letters and I could never get them to look that good. Also, would you do anything on the white magnetic part?
Second, I have scads of these....
These tubes came off our large format printer at work. There are several sizes: 30, 36 & 42 inches long and all are 3-1/4" diameter. These tubes are really sturdy, you could jump on them and they wouldn't crush! I just know they can be used for something, so what would you do with them? This is what I have come up with so far:
1)Slice them into rings and make them into bangle bracelets: paint,decoupage images on them, add jewels etc. (not sure if they would be too big for this)
2) slice them into rings and make them into Christmas ornaments: paint, add glitter on flat outside surface, tinsel trim on edges and add vintage images in the center or little vintage figurines.
3) slice into rings and make into boxes: would need to figure out how to put a top and bottom on them.I'm thinking the best way to cut these would be with a coping saw but if anyone else has any ideas, I would love to hear!
I can't wait to hear what ya'll come up with, so don't let me down, LOL! xxoo Nan