Friday, 9 February 2018

Craft Consortium Pencil/Storage Pot

For those of you who 'do' Valentine's Day...  the day is fast approaching!

Are you the romantic hearts and flowers type or not, I wonder?

Well, for those of us that aren't I've come up with an alternative solution.  
And it doesn't take too long to make or require too many Craft Consortium materials.  
And some of them are still for sale...  so just maybe this'll tempt you enough to go take a look before all the bargains are gone.
(I'll include some links near the end of this post).

I know it's 'only' a pencil pot...  but what do you think?

Of course, it doesn't have to be just for pencils now, does it?
I know for a fact that I've got plenty of craft tools that would be very at home in this little pot of mine!

Who would have thought that this started off as an 'off cut' from a cardboard flue - left lying on the garage floor after my boiler had to be replaced?


Craft Consortium supplies used:

Decoupage Paper

Always & Forever

Santoro - Kori Kumi
(Out of Stock, but any small heart embossing folder should work equally well.  Use Mirri card, then gently sand on diagonals to get this kind of effect).

(I simply painted over one of these with a few layers of white acrylic paint).


Wherever you are, wishing you a happy and safe weekend...

Donna. x


  1. It looks really good and I like the subtle colours you have used. hugs Mrs A.

    1. Many thanks, Mrs lovely.
      Hope things are good your end.
      Sorry haven’t stopped by in ages.
      Life still tough here, but trying.
      Hugs to you. X

  2. I'll tell you what I think, Donna... I think it is as handsome, and wonderful, a pencil holder as I've ever laid eyes on! Surely will make your Valentine smile ... but honestly I'd keep it for myself! We must first love ourselves, right?
    Happy weekend!

    1. Oh, Michele...
      If only you knew how hard it is to do just that when your child has thrown you away like a piece of rubbish stuck to the bottom of her shoe. I tried so hard with her.
      Crying as I type this... but please don’t feel bad. I don’t want that.
      Enjoy your weekend. X

  3. Hi Donna, what a fabulous useful project, love when we make and keep!!lovely decoration.
    Hugs Pam x

    1. Hi, Pam.
      Yes, I think I want to keep this one.
      Have to wait and see if it gets called in for a show or not.
      Hugs to you, too. Xxx

  4. Wow...Gorgeous work of art, Donna. LOVE every single detail of your pot. So much interest with all your 3D details. An amazing save and beautiful recycle creation. TFS Hugs...

    1. Thank you so much, Nancy.
      Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Jo.
      Hope you are keeping well...