Disclosure: I received a copy of Craft Your Stash for free from the publisher in exchange for writing this review. All views and opinions are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links from which I make a small commission if you make a purchase. I know, I am such a rule follower. Sometimes. LOL
Do you have a huge stash of stuff to use but aren't sure where to start? I recently got my hands on a copy of Lisa Fulmer's new book, Craft Your Stash, a resource anyone can use to get organized and then get crafting with their stash. Lisa has set up a week long blog hop to promote the book – visit her blog to get all the deets on that. You can find the book on Amazon, get signed copies at http://craftyourstash.com, or ask for it at your local craft and book stores.
Jen Cushman and I decided to team up and review the book Craft Your Stash together. We had gotten to chatting about it on the phone one day and thought, hey, this would be great to share over a Google Hangout! Watch what Jen and I have to say about the book, I'll create a tote bag inspired by the book, and see our studios in all their glory (or shame!).
Here's my finished tote bag, inspired by Lisa's “Treasure Box” project on Page 62 of Craft Your Stash. I used a burlap tote bag I got from Sizzix that was a promotional item, with their logo on it, instead of the box. Then I used buttons and felt leaves to make a pumpkin, inspired by the gathered items Lisa used on the top of her box. I used the buttons to cover the logo and make the bag my own. You don't have to make a box – you can use the book to be inspired to use what you have in new and exciting ways.
I like how in the video Jen shares that you could change the shape based on the holiday – make an apple or Christmas tree instead of a pumpkin and use the bag to give a gift. What would you have made with the buttons and tote bag from my stash?
- Craft Your Stash by Lisa Fulmer
- Burlap Tote Bag
- Lumiere Paints
- Paint Brush
- Hot Glue
- Felt Leaves
Follow the rest of the tour today here: