Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Easy DIY: Trash to Treasure (And A Winner)

Today is the day you all have been waiting for.. the announcement of the SPIbelt Giveaway winner! But first let's talk crafts!

I've had this empty truffles container sitting in my room for quite some time and the other day my mom made the comment that it would look really cute if I painted it or covered it with something.

Today we went to Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts and picked up a few things for my project. We found some fun scrapbook paper with giraffes on it. I absolutely love giraffes so this was perfect! We chose 3 different coordinating papers but you can use 1 color (if you want the whole container to be the same), 2 colors (if you want the lid and the bottom to be different) or 3 colors like I did.

The first thing we did was measure the width of the container. The paper didn't wrap all the way around the container so we had to cut another piece so the whole thing would be covered. I also cut the pieces for the edge of the lid and the top of the lid.

I then covered the container with mod podge and pressed the paper on. After it was covered I put more mod podge on top of the paper (shown below). I then sat it off to the side to dry and worked on the lid.

The result was a fun, revamped container!

Giveaway winner

The lucky reader who is going to have a brand new SPIbelt is...

Amy! Please email me at trufflesntreadmills [at] aol [dot] com with your shipping information so we can get you set up with your new SPIbelt! Please remember that SPIbelt cannot guarantee any specific colors.

If you entered this giveaway but did not win and are really interested in buying a SPIbelt for youself, I highly recommend them! I seriously love mine and my phone, ID, and GU all fit perfectly! See my full review here.


Have you ever re-purposed or revamped an ordinary object into something awesome?


  1. What a neat idea for a craft! Congratulations to Amy! I love my Spibelt. They really are the best.

    1. At first I was unsure about them but now I can't stop recommending them to others!

  2. Just spotted your blog! Cute idea. Back in the day when I was an art major in college I used mod podge all the time.

    1. You can do so much with it! Btw, my mom was an art major too!



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