Wednesday, March 3, 2010

RECYCLED BUBBLE CONTAINER TUTORIAL

More horrible photos, but here goes...

So, you know those bubble containers from crank machines? Let's repurpose one into a miniature diorama...




STEP ONE: cut out a base from cardboard to fit just inside the lid.



STEP TWO: using your cardboard base as a template, trace your base onto a piece of felt or patterned paper to make the "ground" and cut out.



STEP THREE: arrange tiny items to create a scene and glue down onto the "ground"/base.



STEP FOUR: close your bubble and admire your cute scene.




SORRY AGAIN FOR THE TERRIBLE PICTURES...

7 comments:

Christy said...

Oh this is so cute! I have a little bubble container just like that. Can't wait to try your tutorial.

Katy David said...

Those are so cute! I can't think of a single better use for those bubble containers. Well done!

Just For Fun said...

What an absolutely adorable idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

Sarah A. said...

I can't wait to try this! My kids will love it. Thank you!

Annalia Romero said...

Now the big question: where did you get all of those cute things to put in your bubbles?!!

jo_annie said...

thanks everyone!

Annalia...I've had those plastic figures for years, and didn't know what to do with them. I've seen similar ones at bakeitpretty.com and try searching "plastic charms" on etsy (under "supplies). lots of cute stuff.

I also think it would be cute with little cell phone charm figures--which is on my to do list right now.

Anonymous said...

A toy called squinkies are very popular right now. They would be perfect for this project. They should be readily available at yard sales once kids get tired and move on to the next thing.