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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 19, 2008

Show and Tell-Oatmeal? Redoo?


Today is Show and Tell, so I would like to show you how to do something creative with an oatmeal container!
Be sure to check out the other show and tell gals at http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/
You know how you look at things 'DIFFERENTLY' when you are crafting or coming up with something inexpensive that you want to do. I was looking (eyeing) at my oatmeal container thinking (visualizing cutting, spray painting, altering) surely I could do something with that! Here is what I came up with. Took about 35 minutes total.
I used scrapbook paper
oatmeal container
glue stick
sticky dots
ink pad
trim
plaid ribbon









Very simply I eyed the paper, cut it after I cut the oatmeal container to size...
glued the paper down, added trim to the lid...added a bow and tag...
Then I thought...I need to make some for Christmas! I am getting some more oatmeal from the grocery store! I also thought this might be cute to make with pastel papers and use it to hold a small gift for a baby shower, or a birthday party-using birthday papers...Silver or gold paper to hold a small anniversary gift.
Blessings,
Debbie

31 comments:

Darlene said...

You crafty thing!!!!! That is soooo cute!!! Great idea!

Hootin' Anni said...

Fabulous! I love crafting. I'm known as a crafty person. But of course that is a whole 'nother meaning of crafty of course [kidding!]

My Show n Tell this week is Halloween. Come by if you can find some time. I'd love to have you visit with me and critique my project.

Jen said...

Great idea! I have a couple containers around. I'm going to do this with my children. Thank you for sharing.

Susan said...

Such an adorable, cute idea. Thanks for sharing. I love to see people use what they have creatively and you certainly did that here.
Susan

Monique said...

This is a great idea, I love the Autumn container.
The other containers sound great too. I can imagine it's a great gift to get.
Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful weekend !!

B J's Corner said...

WOW, who would think oatmeal box?
Thats a great idea, very cute!
bj

Something Nice and Pretty said...

How very neat! The other ideas such as baby or anniversary gifts are wonderful too. Love it!
Rondell

simple~needs said...

great job!!!!

Georgia Girl said...

You simply amaze me Debbie!!!!! You can see something in anything. Oh and thanks for sharing those eyes cause I can do that....Ok got to add this to my to do list.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I like that idea to hold gifts - need to remember me this one!!

Wanita said...

What a great idea! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing.

Neabear said...

Great idea! Now I need to finish up our oatmeal so I can do one. So cool! Thanks for sharing.

Robin Beck said...

That is beautiful Debbie!
Amazing what you can do with things around the house!
Don't you just love those glue dots? I'm crazy in love with them! :)
Have a great weekend,
Robin

Lulu said...

wow, that turned out so pretty..
youre very crafty..

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That really cute! I always have an oatmeal container or two around. I'll have to give it try!

Manuela

The Berry's Patch said...

WOW! Very cute. I need to start buying scrapbook paper. There are so many uses for it. I eat oatmeal all winter long and have a ton of oatmeal containers. What a great way to reuse them.

onlymehere said...

Thank you for solving my "neighbor gift" dilemma this Christmas! I'm going to start saving those containers and having my family save them too! I love this. You're so creative and that's one reason I keep coming back here! Cindy

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Debbie,
LOL I am laughing because I have saved every oatmeal container for the past 2 years. I didn't know what to do with them, I just thought I know there is something I could use these for, then I saw your post! What a great idea! Thank you so much!
Perfect for Show and Tell Friday!
Love, Ann

Anonymous said...

That is just darling. I am bookmarking this post! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

That is just darling. I am bookmarking this post! Thank you!

joyh82 said...

What cute crafts you make! I also love how you put hte votives in the minimuffin pan.

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Very cute! You are so talented & crafty!

Have a gerat weekend!

{oc cottage} said...

That is darling!!

M ^..^

Mimi Sue said...

That would be so cute for cookies for Christmas neighbor gifts..You are so talented. I've looked at my oatmeal box a million times and it never even occured to me! Mimi

Jean said...

Cute idea! Jean

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Now Debbie, you are a CLEVER woman! I love that idea! Joy & I need to try our hand at one of those and see what we come up with! Thanks for sharing! It turned out beautifully! Very creative!

Have a super weekend!
Tammy

Missy Wertz said...

Debbie, As a recycle crafter, I love it!!! A great VBS project as well.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

How cute is that?!!!!
:)
Becca

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

So clever ... and cute! Oh, imagine the possibilities...

Have a fabulous weekend!

hIWTHI said...

Very sweet...you are so clever!

sweet momma luv u said...

What a great idea! Very crafty indeed. It is really cute!
Jody