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Sunday, September 15, 2013

A FUN LITTLE ALTERED MINI LINT BRUSH!

Hello, everyone!  Hoping this has been an eventful, happy, and crafty weekend for you all!!! 
Unfortunately it wasn't a "crafty" weekend for me with chores, errands, and spending time at the hospital with my sister-cousin; however, outside of not being crafty, I did manage to enjoy most of the weekend.

Last night I was tired but wanted to do some much need crafting and to do something fun, and relaxing.  Soooo, off I went into my craft room searching for an idea for a quick and easy project.  Digging through my supplies, I ran across a few mini lint rollers that I use to clean up glitter and such off my craft table.  Well, if you know me, as soon as I picked them up and looked at them, the thought "alter" came to mind... lol!!!  So off I went... and this was fun-fun-fun!!!  Here's what I came up with (just click to enlarge):



For this project I made a cover for the lint roller; used a glitter nail polish (playing around) for the handle and on the paper cover to embellish it.  I used the nail polish only because it was sitting there... heeee-heeee; but I like how it looks, gives it a nice shiny finish.  To complete the roller I popped on ribbon, beads, a flower, leaves, and a charm on the handle to embellish it.  Here's the lint brush beneath the cover:




Once I get my craft table cleaned off, I think this is going to look great and be fun to grab when I need to use it.  Of course it will also make a great gift item for all us ladies to keep on our work desks and even in the glove compartments of our cars --  purses too -- we always have a need for a lint brush, of course!!!  BUT, best of all, once I use all the sheets I can use the handle/roller and empty tube to make a pull-out mini!!!  Just cut some paper to the correct length and width, glue it to the roller tube and add some small photos or embellishments!  Wouldn't want to toss my fun project just because I used up all the lint sheets... lol!!!   See, the whole thing just pops apart like this:



Don't you think this is just tooooo fun?!!!  My local dollar store sells a 2-pack of these rollers for $1.

I certainly hope you like this fun and easy project, and I hope I've inspired another little project and/or gift item you can add to your list!!!

Love and hugs to you all, and as always...

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39 comments:

Sonya said...

Super cute!! I need to get a lint roller for my desk--great idea!

Gary Rose said...

Great job Audrey! You made a lint roller something that would look great on anyone's desk. To me it almost looked like a very fancy bottle when you were done with it.

Rhonda Emery said...

how pretty what a great way to sit around in hiding, ha.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is a fabulous project! I saw some decorated brushes and this might be a better idea to recycle those lint brush!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, you are so creative!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I never would have thought to alter a lint roller!! Super-duper fabulous my friend!! Love it!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

You are a GENIUS my ear friend! This is sooo clever and cute! and what a great idea to put them in a basket for a housewarming present!
Love it. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

A lint roller to clean up, genious! Altering a lint roller, even more genious! Great job, I love the bling, this is an awesome project!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty!!

jessica said...

WOW!! How fun is this!!! Love the way your embellished this Audrey!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT night!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful - you are so creative tfs!!!

Nana said...

How creative is this? VERY!!! Now you will be cleaning in style my friend. So loving this idea.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Dr Sonia S V said...

Audrey whenever I see your projects an image comes to my mind--that is of you waving a magic wand and transforming everyday objects to amazingly beautiful objects of art!!

lovemypaper said...

Super cute idea!

Terry Oulboub said...

Oh Audrey, you are so creative! I love how you can look at something and make it marvelous! I love the use of nail polish; it's so shiny and pretty! Love the charm dangle too; you really made it look like fun and you're right - it'll make such a lovely gift!! You're so awesome, girl! Thanks for sharing! :-)

danita k said...

What a wonderful idea!! This turned out great!! I see you are back in full swing too! I might have to try this. I'll be looking to you for guidance lady!!

Nancy Zunic said...

Look at all these yummy altered products you have done! Very very creative Audrey! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving some love.

Nancy Zunic said...

Love all your altered goodies you have done lately. Very nice job on this brush! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving some love!

DIANA L. said...

Who would have ever thought you could make a lint brush so exciting, leave it to you my friend, Have a great day
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Karon said...

Who would have thought it? This is so neat and will look so cool on your desk! TFS

Angi Barrs said...

WOWZA! I love all of the beautiful details! Fabulous!

lisa808 said...

You are just too creative!!! Love the idea. Your colors and embellies are so pretty.

Amber Holder said...

You are so creative! Things like this would never occur to me. Super cute! I may have to get a lint roller for glitter clean up - I've never tried it.

Best crafty wishes!
Amber
Staying Crafty

Norma said...

OMG! what a fantastic idea my friend:) Super creative as always!! Thank you for stopping by and your continued support with your lovely comments.
Hugs,
Norma

Jani Lewis said...

Great idea and it looks fabulous!. I am always reaching for my lint brush when I am crafting. I need to try this.

Sandy Ang said...

what a fantastic altered project. you're inspiring me to look around in my tool box to see what I can play with

Mary Montecalvo said...

Oh Audrey you come up with the greatest ideas!Not only for altering but who would have thought to use a lint brush for glitter pick up? Absolutely brilliant! Glad to see you got some time to craft. Hope all is well. Hugs my friend~Mary

Stephanie said...

You make a treasure out of the most common things. No one would mind leaving this out. Fabulous.

Ivy and Elephants said...

So cute! Only you would think of such an adorable thing. I love it!
Hugs,
Patti

Sandi Clarkson said...

Glad you are starting to have some crafty fun! This is adorable!

Brenda Burfeind said...

Audrey, you are the most clever lady ever. I just love, love this. How in the world do you come up with these cute ideas? Thanks for keeping me thinking!
Hugs
Brenda

Patti J said...

Audrey, This is so adorable! Sorry I'm so late getting here! By the way, check out the Creations by AR Blog - I think you'll be happy!!!! Hugs...

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

I agree! Totally fun! I never would have thought to dress up a lint brush. What a fabulous idea!! You just ooze creativity, Audrey!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what an amazing idea! I would have never thought to alter a lint roller-very creative! You dressed it up just beautifully!
Sherrie K

paperANDi - Stephanie said...

Hi Audrey!

Really awesome idea! Never thought of a lint roller for glitter pick up before! And might I say- that's the prettiest lint roller ever!! :)

So glad to see you're back to crafting and hanging out with us! :)

Curt in Indy said...

Honestly, I swear you could make anything look good! Super cute idea and what a great idea to use these to pick up crap from our work stations! You are so creative. I'm sorry to hear of your family member in the hospital. . .again, there you are when you are needed. You are an angel. Hugs, Curt

Lisa said...

What a great idea and it's so fancy. LOL who would have thought to decorate a lint roller.....Audrey, that's who, Mrs. Creative. Fantastic job my friend :)

QueenPam said...

I love this idea. I need to art up some of the things I use!

Helena Davis-Brown said...

This is just too cute!

A Creative Operation said...

Seriously, this is a cute way to house such a necessary item in plain sight. Very cute!