It's time to show you what the three of us made!
We started with the intriguingly-shaped Greek yogurt container:
When I considered the cup, I always imagined it as a tiny cottage.
Like, forest tiny -- something you would find under a gnarled tree root.
In your imagination.
A Hobbit-like house.
I went with the heart theme for our upcoming hearts-and-flowers day, and imagined a romantic cottage.
As you can see, I glued the little cup upside down on top of the larger cup (also upside down.)
First I painted the plastic cup all over with acrylic craft paint, which made everything "stick" to it better, I think. Then I glued old paper pieces to it. For the chimney, I used braille paper. It created a bumpy finish that I thought was very stone-like. I rubbed pink ink all over it to bring out the nubby bits.
You can see that better here, from the rear. I added a tiny back door.
The "grass" on top is to evoke a thatched roof.
I used several different papers, including a textured wallpaper, for the cottage itself.
I had fun finding just the right piece for the door I envisioned. This one was brass and I had to paint and otherwise color over it to get it to look like a weathered wooden door.
The windows are cut from vintage wallpaper and I added a mother-of-pearl bead below each one.
Then I glitter-glued here and there because it's been so frosty and cold here lately and I wanted my cottage to sparkle.
And of course, any day you can get your fingers covered with glitter is a GOOD DAY!
I hope you enjoyed the transformation as much as I did!
Two other blogging friends are playing along and I will do a separate post on each with the link to their blog, coming up, so be sure to come back and see!