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I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember. I live on mini farm in Ohio with my husband,three dogs and three goats. I have two wonderful daughter and son-in-laws,and four grandchildren who are the love of my life.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Welcome to the 9/17 upcycle blog hop!

Hi, Welcome to the 9/17 Upcycle Blog Hop!  If you got to my blog from Joe you are in the right place.  If you want to start from the beginning you should go to our hostesses blog at .

We have been asked to create something that you can recycle.  I decided to use an empty crystal light container.  My theme is Halloween.  You can use this container as a gift filled with candy or you could use it for your child to save money to by their own pumpkin to carve for the holiday!

This is my finished product! But first I would like to tell you that I used an svg file from  Jessica has many file that I think you would like.  I do!

Supplies used  were: empty crystal light container, sure cuts a lot software, cricut expression, paper trimmer, scots glue, ribbon, chalks, cardstock solid autum collection from America Crafts, printed cardstock from Cosmo Cricut, terrifically Tacky tap and Xryon sticker machines
I removed the label and cut my printed cardstock 6 1/8 inches by 9 inches wide. Which gives enough room for the lid to fit back on.  I placed the tacky tape on both sides of the width ends of the cardstock, attached one side of the cardstock to the middle of the container and wrapped it around and taped.  That will be the back of the container.  I then cut all my peices, chalked all my pieces, put them together and ran them through the xyron.  

I resized the Pumpkin border svg's by grouping all pieces together.  Make sure you have the keep proportions box checked and I resized to 8.853 by 1.293.  Now you can ungroup to cut in different colors.

Pumpkin 4 and face 1 svg's. I did the same as above, grouped all the pieces together and I resized to 3.200 by 1.723.  Ungroup and cut in different colors.

Caption svg's done the same way as above, grouped all the pieces together and resized to 3.030 by 1.676.  Ungroup and cut.

Crow svg's done the same way as above, grouped all the pieces together and  resized to 1.880 by 0,938.  Ungroup and cut. Now you are ready to decorate your container.

Thank you for visiting my blog!!  Please become a follower and leave me a comment.  Jessica at has been so kind to sponsor a $10.00 gift card for my blog candy, which I will be giving away to one lucky commenter. I will be posting the winner on my blog Tuesday, September 20th.

Have fun!

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Happy Hopping!!!!


Joe Rotella said...

This is SO cute!! I have a ton of these containers and can't wait to try this! Great work!

CherylB said...

These are soooo cute! I have seen the Fiji water bottles done like this too. Going to have to give it a go. Thanks for sharing!

1SquirrelyGirl said...

Very cute!

Brenda said...

oh nicely done. I love the idea. Those svg files are fabulous, might have to jump over there and check them out.
It's been great hopping with you.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Jennifer said...

What a cleaver and cute project!!!

kristi said...

Love it and think it is great you have blog. come over to visit mine sometime! Kristi

Mallika said...

i am your new follower ..
i love your project

Dawn said...

cute cute cute

ScrappyScavenger said...

Sooo cute, I love pumpkins all year around! Thank you so much for joining us on this hop! I have had a ball creating with you all!

TheScrapbookgirl at CricutConfessions said...

I have kept my hands on those all summer! Now I know what to do with them!


Joe M said...

This is very cute! Halloween is my favorite holiday btw. We always have those Crystal Light containers around too! I have shared the hop on my Facebook page!

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

This is so nice. I love this idea to re-use those types of containers. I am going to make a whole room of these. You can pick any theme! Fabulous!! And if the receiver does not like it, it cost a few dimes and time. Thanks for showing this!!
Nice to hop host with you.
(Can I have it?!)

Decorables said...

HI Beth and congrats on your new blog;it looks great! I love you Halloween project and I'm now following you.

Betty Scott said...

Now I know what I can do with our Crystal Light containers! Love love love your project!

McVic said...

This is one of my favs to do too!! What do you store in yours? I keep pens.

Babe O'Mara said...

How cute is this?? I have some containers in my pantry right now. I think I'll make some. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm a new follower.


Cathy said...

Love your project, well done. new follower here:)
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Jeni said...

Love it.. that is a really cute Idea

Lyneen said...

Really cute idea... love the idea of saving for a pumpkin!!! TFS!

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Lillian Child said...

Delightful creativity!! Just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out!