Below is a list of ideas for items to alter from your suggestions.
Please post on the original Altered List Post for any items you would like to be added to this list! Methinks this list could be endless!
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Anything can be used when altering items. Make sure you have a look at Carolyn's gorgeous goodies for items such as ribbons, brads, tags, fibres and much much more!
Think recycle - what are you putting in the bin which with a few crafty changes could be given a new lease of life? Think old clothes that may be thrown out, old key board keys, broken jewellery, dried flowers and leaves from the garden, leftover paint from decorating, wallpaper leftovers or samples, old office supplies, packaging, wrapping paper, magazines, newspapers to name but a few!
Keep an small box on your craft table for remnants from other projects as the smallest pieces of leftovers can be used in altered projects.
And don't forget that all your card making skills can be used when creating your altered art!
Baby Milk Tins
Superb storage vessels.
Baked Bean/Soup Tins
Can be made with the items filled and the lid glued back on or without the lid with or without handle.
Similar to Placemats/Coasters
Another form of tins that can be altered.
The sky is the limit!
For making into altered journals, book ends etc
These can be made into jewellery or as items to go on an altered project, card or scrapbook.
Making mildly dull office paraphernalia far more interesting.
All Sizes! Think free boxes - Paper Ream Boxes from work or packaging.
Prettify these office essentials - can be used on any altered item, especially nice on CD as a hanging option. http://www.craftsbycarolyn.co.uk/phpBB2 ... hp?t=26131
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For storing altered CD, um-mounted rubber stamps or ATC's - decorated to fit the theme of item enclosed.
As alternates to cards or decorations - also a few could be put together as a miniature scrapbook.
Frame style can be decorated around the edge. Chalkboard paint can be bought from DIY stores. http://www.craftsbycarolyn.co.uk/phpBB2 ... hp?t=26459
Children's Hardback Thick Books
Cover with Paper or sand lightly with acrylic paint and make an altered book. These books can come in a variety of shapes.
Chinese Takeaway Box
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Glitter, Images, Ribbons, Fibres, Micro Beads, Adirondack Alcohol Inks can all be added to change the look of Christmas Baubles.
These can be altered either under or on top of the glass.
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Give cheaply clocks a fab makeover with papers, paints, glitter and anything else you fancy putting on it.
For Plant Pot Name Markers, Kitchen Cupboard Pegs for folding over Flour, Sugar, Coffee or Herb bags. http://www.craftsbycarolyn.co.uk/phpBB2 ... hp?t=26498
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Another form of tin that can be altered.
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Door Handle Hangers
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Jazzed up for placing Easter Treats or a really rather funky egg store for your kitchen.
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Ice Cream Tubs
Glass Paints, Ribbons, Papers, Glitter, Microbeads or material just for starters!
Key Hook Hangers
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For Plant Pot Markers or securing four together to make a frame.
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MM Eyelet Containers
For placing a teeny accordion book or mini scrapbook pages.
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Alter ready made albums or make your own from Card and tied with Ribbons. Decorate at will!
Either cork placemats/coasters or a traditional cork board can be tarted up around the edges and design placed on top of the cork too.
See Beer Mats and Coasters.
Funking up these pots for House Plants or great easily accessible storage.
Good for storage.
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Added Ribbons, Beads or Buttons can turn simple Shoes into simply fabulous items!
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Sweet Tin/Altoid Tins
Another form of tin that can be altered.
The same as Plant Pots.
Tic Tac Boxes
Fab for storing Seed Beads, Brads or Eyelets for example.
Similar to Pringle Tubes.
Wine Bottle Carriers
Either single letters or whole names/words. These look fab in any style - funky, retro, distressed or vintage for example.
Wooden Picture Frames
Cheap frames can be picked up from a variety of places - painted with Acrylic Paints or gorgeous papers attached adorned with any embellishments you fancy!