Saturday, August 27, 2011

LESSology DT Application Project

I found the request for LESSology DT members on the Scrapbook Call Blog. I checked it out and decided I would give it a try!
I love making all kinds of repurposed projects.
So this is the project I put together. It is a canvas that I found at the Goodwill. I covered it with the Alice In Wonderland Halloween paper. Then I took an old costume and cut it up and made the fabric flowers that are along the edge. The centers of the flowers are old buttons cut off a dress. This project is a total Upcycle!!
The title I got from the Alice in Wonderland story. When Alice is at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, the Dormouse recites...

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat,
How I wonder what you're at:
Up above the world you fly
Like a tea tray in the sky,
Up above the world you fly
Like at tea tray in the sky.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat,
How I wonder what you're at:
Up above the world you fly
Like a tea tray in the sky.

Use 3-5 pieces, put them together. Use a needle and thread and sew a button in the center. This will also help hold the flower together. These buttons are ones from an old dress!

To get the pieces of thin material to look all wrinkly, you melt it over a candle. Be very careful it doesn't catch on fire. It is very easy to make these flowers!

I cut up a skirt from an old Halloween costume. I cut it into squares and then a circle, then to look like little flowers. You don't have to be perfect because you can make them look like you want when you do the next step, with the melting.

Viva Decor Pearl Pens and Glitter Liners- accents and to attach the vintage buttons
Vintage Buttons
Repurposed 12x12 Canvas
Repurposed black costume
Repurposed buttons from an old dress
Twinkle Twinkle- cut with Cricut using Nursery Rhyme Cart
Little - cut with the Cricut using Graphically Speaking
Bat- cut with the Cricut using Simply Charmed
Helmar 450 Adhesive was used to attach the flowers
Foam PopDots used to to attach the title
This canvas is also entered in the following challenges:


  1. fun! Love those fabric flowers! What a great upcycled project! :)

    Thanks for trying out for the LESSology design team! :)

  2. This is really fun! Love the "twinkle twinkle little bat" clever! If you are an Alice in Wonderland fan you should enter the monthly challenges at the Altered Alice...a new challenge begins next Sunday.


  3. Great project! Love the flowers and you know I love that cardstock...I just can't bring myself to use mine yet, even though I've had it for just about a year now. But this project has brought me one step closer!

  4. Wow your adorable canvas. And it's so great that you recycled an old Halloween costume. Very clever! Love those flowers too.

    Thank you so much for auditioning for the new LESSology team. :)

  5. WOW, what a great creation! I love the image and how you used our theme at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
    Pattie ♥