Monday, September 21, 2009

Tutorial~Decorated Carrier

Want a multi-purpose colorful, decorated carrier?
You can have one by making it yourself in just a few hours or less.
You probably already have most,
if not all, of the needed supplies.

Currently, my decorated carrier is enjoying "top-billing"
on the little wooden bench in the entry hall.

Your will need a carrier from a six pack of your favorite beverage.

This is what I used for my decorated carrier.
OK...let's get started.

***You will need***
Collage/scrapbooking paper
Sissors/paper cutter & glue/glue gun
Strapping tape

***Roll-up you sleeves....OK, we're ready***
First, reinforce the bottom of the carrier with strapping tape.
You will be decorating all four sides of the carrier.
It's this simple.
Trace sides of carrier on your paper and cut out.
Glue paper on sides of carrier.
Collage and layer paper for added touch.
Embelish with glitter and buttons.
Tie on a color ribbon.

The best part of this project is that you can let your
creative juices flow and go for it.
There are no rules.
Enjoy and have lots of fun!

There are so many ways to use your decorated carrier.
In the picture above it holds my desk items.

What about holding some of your crafting tools?!
It would be the perfect decoration for you studio work space.

Or, in your sewing area holding your quilting fabric pieces.

The decorated carrier is the perfect wrap for
a gift for your special person.

Having a party? Use your decorated carrier for
the silverware and napkings!

I love my decorated carrier with bright red flowers.
So nice for the fall season for a festival feeling in my home.
I just can't decide which side of my carrier I like best.
But, I do know that I love nature and birds.
I love this project because it is "GREEN."
Recycle is an important word!
P.S. With the Holidays coming up soon, maybe you will want to make one for Halloween, Thanksgiving and December!

This has been fun. See you again soon.


goldenbird said...

Great ideas for how to use a carrier! And thanks for the tutorial, it's wonderful. I like the idea of using it to hold craft tools in your creative workspace. Using it for silverware and napkins is a good idea, too. Wow, I wish I had one of those ... maybe I need to start drinking non-alcoholic beer :o)

Maisy said...

oh my goodness. that is so cute. thanks for the idea. it really does look pretty simple to make...that's for code that i just may have to do it.
thanks for sharing!!

Theresa said...

I love it and thanks for letting me know how to make it:) Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

Very, very sweet carrier.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Anya said...

You are so creative
thanks for the ideas :)))))
hugs from
Kareltje =^.^=

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What a DARLING idea!!! I love this. The birds on yours are so pretty too. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!! And I happen to have a carrier here at the house, I may just have to do this :)

Jayme said...

Oh I just love me ideas for using it as a gift container....or something. Just love it! Thanks for taking the time to show us...I know it's time consuming to blog it all.

Debra said...

how gorgeous and this :)x

librarianism said...

This is a really great idea with so many possible purposes. Thanks for sharing!