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"Do it Nice or do it Twice !!."
-Clairee xx ;)

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Time to Alter Something

See that arrow?
It's pointing at me, taking a picture of my lunchpail! LOL
Busted. Thank gawd you can't see what I'm wearing! BWwhahah!
There are a coupla challenges that inticed me to alter a lunch pail ......albeit at 5.5" X 4.25" is still a lunchpail.
When I saw this at WalMart, I simply could not pass up buying it as a teacher gift for one of my daughters teachers. Of course I had to dress it up a bit, right.
I used some of my school theme scrapbooking stickers, ribbon & papers.

Pictures of the sides.

And the front of the lunchpail. Using my new Rocking Tilda, whom I am TOTALLY in love with; I paired her with Tilda with Lace Jeans who appears to be siting on a stack of books cheering on her friend. hee hee.
There are more of my school themed papers as well. Yellow lined paper (which apparently the dog got a hold of-haha), corkboard paper, green number papers & the blue spiral ring paper.
Don't forget about that apple charm.

I put an apple & some Partylite candles inside as a gift.
The upper part of the lid is for my daughter to write her teacher a little note of thanks.
I stuck a little school scrapbook sticker  in there for fun too!

I am going to have to start the other one now, for her other teacher.
I hope I have inspired you to try something new today.

I was inspired to alter this lunchbox by the Magnolia Down Under challenge of Alter something, Crafty Cardmakers challenge of Altered Food Containers (hopefully this counts?), Aly's Sunday Challenge who is all about kids, Easy Craft Projects photo inspire (see below), Cupcake Inspirations photo inspire challenge (see below) & Deep Ocean challenge blog of anything goes.

Easy Craft Projects

Cupcake Inspiration

Have a great day!

Corry (aka- Wheeza)


  1. I'm speachless Corry...wish I would be her teacher...such lovely details and colouring!!
    xxx Margreet

  2. WOW; super cute and what a GREAT gift! Fabulous 3D creation!

    Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!


  3. omg corry that is so cool I WANT IT !!!!! i'll send you my address and you can ship it over !!! you can make a card for the teacher cant you !!!lol
    amazing job girlie
    hugs sara x x x

  4. OMG-this is sooooo awesome-I am totally taking this idea for Kennedy's teacher (Jolene)!! Bwahahhaha-Love it Cor-the coloring, the papers-I smell a winnah! xox T.:)

  5. Yep it's a gooder, why didn't I stamp off these new Tilda's omg good thing I know where you live, love it, such a great idea, I almost transformed a Nemo mini lunch kit but Chase wouldn't part with it hahahahahaha, little hoarder, so you'll have to see my same old can tomorrow....hahahahaha! PS: Love the reflection and I zoomed in and can see you are naked, is that how you like to craft????? Hahahahahhahaha lmao!

  6. too Cute! I would love to get a gift like that.

    thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

  7. Oh WOW! This is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Cupcake Inspirations! It's fantastic!
    Rene :D

  8. Oh, so VERY cute! I like the first picture when you just had the ribbon around it, but the finished project is completely AWESOME!!!! What teacher wouldn't be the envy of the staff room with this jazzed up lunch box! Beautifully done!
    Barb :D

  9. Cute and sweet idea of this altered tin lunch box. very sweet deco with these wonderful colored images. Thanks so much for sharing :o)

  10. Wow this is really super. A great gift to get.


  11. LOL !!! you made me laugh with the reflection, and Lori's comment about you crafting in the nude !!! lol
    Your lunch box is super stunning , that is one lucky teacher ....who could think this was just a plain lunch box to start off and you created a beautiful masterpiece
    Hugs Susie xx

  12. OH MY WORD GF!! This is a fabulous idea cuz I have some of these and have no idea what to do with them. LOL! Well ... except I don't have kids BUT I'm glad to see someone finish one of these off. Love the front and everything added!! OH and OMG I haven't been on this blog of yours before and I just LUUUUUV this background. WOZERS!! Very cool!

  13. OH!! I forgot to say....thanks for joining us at MDCU this week. HOPE TO SEE YOU BACK!

  14. Wow..Wow!!! This is gorgeous!
    Lovely details! ♥
    Thank you for joining us at MDUC this week.
    Hugs Anne Kristine

  15. Wow this is very cool!!! Thanks for joining in at ECP Challenges xxx

  16. Ooooh what a beautiful work!! It's really sweet!! The stamp, decorations, everything is so deliscious!
    Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean, hope to see you again soon!
    Don't forget to come to discover on june, 20th who is the winner, he could be you!


  17. Wow what a super idea!!!! Fabulous lunchbox!!!! What a fun project and great work!!!!!

  18. This is so so cute!! Love your creativity. Thank you for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations!

  19. What a great project and a fabulous gift x
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at easy craft projects x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  20. amazing altered lunch pail! so gorgeous i wouldn't want to use it! lol! thanks for getting sweet with us at cupcake inspirations! hugs!

  21. Cor I have had some PC issues and only just had the change to get around to commenting so the challenge is already closed but I wanted to say how stonkingly gorgeous this is! Your usual fabulous standard.

    Lin xx