My little sister Katharine came over the other night to do some crafting. She's graduating from High School and wanted to make a gift for her friend and future roomie.
Katharine's idea was to scrapbook and decoupage a plain wooden wastebasket for her friend's room.
I'm not really a scrapbooker, but I'm learning.
I can cut, glue, decoupage, and distress all day long, but figuring out layouts and whatnot kinda make my head hurt.
I enlisted the help of a scrapbooking magazine for ideas - which turned out to be a very smart decision.
We had a blast working on it. Katharine's got a really great eye and is pretty craftilicious.
We did a little painting, a little tracing, a little pasting, a LOT of re-arranging, and a little decoupaging.
It may not be earth shatteringly creative, but it was really fun to put together.
I also made a matching picture frame to go along with the wastebasket:
I think it turned out cute... except for the fact that I put the paper on UPSIDE DOWN.
I did something a little different to the paper flower than I normally do and distressed it a bit using my handy dandy distress ink.
The sister that crafts together...
I'm seeing more nights like this in our future! Fun, fun, fun!