Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Plucky Repurposing

The university's celebration of the Feast of St. Francis was lovely. The Cliff Singers were of cheerful and powerful voice. Ahhh....the sound of a young and dedicated choir! They filled the chapel with joyful music appropriate to honoring the patron' saint of this Franciscan institution.

This project posting is a re-purposing of a packaging for the most incredible tweezers! I can't believe I just used those two words (incredible and tweezers) in the same sentence. (And I DON'T mean a craft tweezers!) Even MORE incredible - I can't believe I am BLOGGING about TWEEZERS!

This amazing grooming product is called La-Tweez Illuminating Tweezers. This honey of a tweezers has a light that is brighter than a pulsar burst aboard the Star Trek Enterprise. La-Tweez is an ingenious tool with a slightly blue tinted light will not only make plucking effortless it startlingly, highlights those annoying, unruly, solo, spikey, erroneously located keratin extensions! Okay, while I’m ‘baring’ my furry soul I must admit that occasionally these shockingly unfeminine, testosterone driven, errant hairs of the “chinny, chin, chin” have been known to congregate in decidedly male-pre-pubescent fashion.

My very favorite salon, Pemberley's in Omaha, NE, carries them. Not only is the 'tweeze' the 'bees knees' the packaging was just BEGGING to be re-purposed. It crisply snaps shut with a hidden magnet. Luckily my sister Gail, who avoids crafts like a college student avoids an 8 am class, tossed her tweezers packaging into the Sioux City 'Transfer of Crap' basket - so I have ANOTHER one to decorate!

I'm uploading several images so you can view it from all sides.

This is the front view.

This is a side view. (The sides of the package were originally black - I didn't do anything to the sides.)
A view from the back.

Here is a view with the treat box open.

And finally a view from the bottom.

Boo-T-Full~Base packaging - La-Tweez Illuminating Tweezer
~Front view - orange cardstock with google eyes to cover up the imprinted words La-Tweez; strip of shiny black cardstock - embossed with white embossing powder using Versamark and a small 'boo!' stamp; I left granules of white embossing powder randomly on the black background hoping for a 'spooky' look (The black strip covers packaging imprinted words.)
~The graphic on the top of the back flap was covered with more orange cardstock - edges smudged with black ink and the corner stamped with black ink using a small spider web stamp
~The rest of the back flap was covered with The Paper Studio - Halloween Words~The bottom of the packaging had text imprinted on it so I covered it with orange cardstock smudged with black ink and stamped with a Stampablities Spooky Boo! stamp
~Assorted ribbons
Aud Sentiments - Use any Halloween sentiment on a treat holder
The Character Cafe - Recipe: orange, 2 embellishments (google eyes and embossing), and ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Fall theme plus ribbon
City Crafter - Hurray for Holidays
Now if I had just thought to tell daughter Amy to save the packaging from her La-Tweez...


  1. Fabulous ... don't you just love it when you can use up packaging? You've done a fabulous job ... thanks so much for sharing with us at CCCB

  2. Great job. I love it when you can find a way to use something that most people would throw away.
    Thanks for joining us at the cafe this week.

  3. Great job! I love recycling. Thanks for playing along at TCC

  4. Perfect, thumbs up for recycling! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB

  5. Cute idea. If you turn off your word verification you will probably get more comments. Thanks for joining us at The Character Cafe.

  6. Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at The Character Cafe!

  7. Cute! Great idea to refurbish. Makes a great treat bag. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  8. How fun is this.. I love it. Too cute. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  9. Great project, I love it, fantastic recycling. Thanks for joiing us at Aud Sentiments. Cheers Suzanne

  10. What an awesome idea! Such a cute way to recycle! Thanks for joining us this week at The Character Cafe! Hope to see you again next week!

  11. What an adorable treat bag. I love those eyeballs. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our October monthly drawing going on right now.

  12. ADORABLE! Love this treat bag! :) Thanks for joining at at TCC challenge! Come again soon!

    TCC DT Member

  13. Perfectly fun and fabulous! LOVE it! thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  14. What a fabulous little treat bag. Love it. Thanks for joining our Halloween sentiment challenge at Aud Sentiments this time.
    Dawn x

  15. Great idea! And awfully brave to share about those errant hairs!!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments



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