Altered Make-up Brush Holder

There’s a fun and practical application of papercrafting: altering useful objects!

So I went ahead and altered this pen holder, which I then filled not with pens but with my growing number of make-up brushes!

Papers & die-cuts are from the Summer at the Beach collection by Studiolight. It looks fantastic in my white & wood beach-themed bathroom! 🙂


Simple & Elegant: Enchanted Forest Desk Organizer

An altered object can be a great present for Christmas or someone’s birthday. It can be tempting to embellish your project with all kinds of decorations, like flowers, charms, trinkets and the like. However, keeping it simple and elegant is sometimes a more sophisticated choice. Let your beautiful papers speak for themselves, and use your creativity to choose the right combination of paper patterns & colors.

For instance, the gorgeous Enchanted Forest collection by Graphic 45 has such beautiful patterns, I thought it really wouldn’t do to cover them up by anything else 🙂 So I used them to decorate this cute little wooden desk organizer I found in one of our home decor shops. This one was a bit smaller than my previous one, and its black color was the perfect base for the Enchanted Forest collection (and almost any other Graphic 45 paper line for that matter).

Personally I’m very pleased with the result – in fact I think I’ll keep this one for myself after all! 🙂


Using the collection’s signature sheet to decorate the left & right side of the organizer: