As my chicks grow...

And as I find more time to get creative, I thought I would share some of my creations, as well as my time with others. Hopefully I will make new friendships and create lasting bonds over paper, adhesive, and embellishments. So sit back, relax, and let's share...have a cup of coffee, or tea, or in my case a and let's just have a blast creating, finding new projects to make together, and gathering our supplies for future endeavors!

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Robins Nest Design Team...first post

Altered Box Project-First DT post

I was supposed to have this post up this morning,I am so sorry this is late...we have had some huge internet issues, and finally got it fixed...this evening.
I do have a project...2 actually I completed for today's post.
The first is an altered "box", maybe more like an altered mail holder.
Anyway, this is the pic of the box/holder before I started.

I wasn't crazy about the decoration, but loved the I tweaked
For this project, I used barn red acrylic paint to basecoat the entire holder. And a second coat. Then, I got to the fun part!!!
I used Autumn Fleur from The Robins Nest on the three panels on the holder. I mod podged them on, this paper is AWESOME it didn't buckle or bubble under the mod podge like some papers do. 
After it dried, overnight, I mod podged on top and all over the entire piece. 
Then I got to the fun of it!!! 
I added rub-ons, The Girls from The Robins Nest and Dew Drops in Sunflower . I adhered the Dew Drops (which I LOVE)  with Dew Dew Glue. 
These are fabulous! They are the perfect size, and you just press the back of your Dew Drop onto the Dew Dew Glue spot and it sticks, then just stick it onto your project! Easy, peasy!
On to my other project...
It started out like this

Yep, just an ordinary 3.5 inch square block.
And it became....
Here are a few more shots, of different sides.

I painted the block with Barn Red acrylic paint, as a base. Modpodged the same paper to it. Sanded the edges. And added rub-ons, from the same pack. I was able to do both projects from one pack of rub-ons, 2 sheets of Autumn Fleur double-sided design paper, and a few Dew Drops.
I plan to add photos to the block, will make a nice conversation piece!
I can think of so many different things to use the block for, besides pics! It can be made into a candleholder, a photo holder, or just a decoration in itself. I had a lot of fun making both of these projects.
Stay tuned...LOTS more projects coming with the wooden blocks, and a few surprises too!
Will be posting on the INCREDIBLY GENEROUS and FABULOUS design team package The Robins Nest sent me! Can't wait to share with you!
Thanks for looking!
Mama Hen


  1. Super cool projects!!
    You did a wonderful job!

  2. WOW, both of these are WONDERFUL. What you did with the mail holder is stunning.

  3. awesome job on both Kristin! Love that mail holder. Where did you find the base for it?

  4. Love what you did. The colour combinations and embellishments make these pieces perfect.

  5. Love these projects Kris...great job!

  6. Paula, when you are asking the base are you meaning the original piece?
    If you are, I got it at a yard sale. I think I posted a before picture at the top. Let me know if this is not what you mean.