Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Simple Shrine Frame Tutorial

This is a simple way to make a shrine out of recycled materials.  You simply take a box of some sort, cut a CD or other round object in half and then screw it on the top.   I love recycling!!!   Clean up the environment and save $.   How can you lose?   Besides, they look amazing!!   This tutorial is for the basic shrine shape.    What you do with it is up to you.   I will post a few tutorials on how to make shrine elements out of polymer clay, including skeletons, so stay tuned!  

What you will need:
  • a box of some sort  (I usually use hinged wooden boxes that I take apart.  This way you have two!!).   Make sure the box has some sort of lip on it.
  • CD, jar lid, or other round (found) object that will serve as the top of your shrine
  • tin snips
  • ruler
  • Sharpie
  • drill and drill bit (I use a 1/16" drill bit)
  • tiny screws (the size that usually comes with saw tooth picture hangers)
Step 1:   Aha, another victim!!  Choose your box and disassemble if necessary.  Remember to make sure that you choose a box with a lip on it; this is where you will be attaching your lid.   

Step 2:  Choose a round object that will become the top of your shrine.   Choose a CD, jar lid or other object.   You will be cutting this object in half, so make sure that the size of your round object, when cut in half, is smaller than the width of the top of your box.   Take your sharpie and ruler and draw a line through the middle of your round object.

Step 3:   Using your tin snips, cut the object in half.

Step 4:   Position the half of the lid (or CD) onto the top of your box, and taking your drill, drill a hole through both objects (the lid and the box).

Step 5:  Screw the lid to the box.   I attached this one after I applied the glitter.   Usually I attach it before decorating, this way the screws won't show.

Step 6:   Decorate your shrine and enjoy!!   Note:   I used Crafty Chica glitters on this one!!   (Available online at Amazon or at Select Michael's stores).   (Sorry I can't post the link, still working on that one).   Amazing colors!!


Krissi's Stitchery said...

Holy crapola! What a great tutorial!

Skelekitty said...

You've earned the Skelekitty Stamp of Approval!

Cyndi said...

dang girl. love it. i'm gonna try that one right now, since i have my crafty chica glitter sitting in front of me! great tutorial!
thank you!

Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club said...

That was an awesomely adorable tutorial. I was going to send you the Crafty Chica Shrine Kit as your door prize, but does not seem like you need it. Maybe you would like the Tye-Dye Kit instead. Let me know I also have Crafty Chica tote bags to give away. Email me your mailing address and choice and I'll get the prizes sent out ASAP info@naughtysecretaryclub.com

Thanks tons for the book review on Amazon and sharing your glitter-riffic blog with me!

Jo Anne said...

I LOVE I LOVE! i'm seriously gonna do this one. thanks so much for the ideas.

Cyndi said...

glad u liked my shrine. now i gotta learn that polyclay thang for my little "monas" (dolls) for the inside. thanks for the tutorial! uh...when's the next class?

Pam said...

Wow...I had no idea that I've already had the supplies on hand for making these adorable shrines. jeje Great tutorial and thanks for the great idea. Now maybe I can finish up that crafty chica swap!

Kathy Cano-Murillo, The Crafty Chica said...

these are so cool!!! great pics!!!!

Kristen Hermanny said...

These are AWESOME! I have some cigar boxes I was wondering what to do with them. Now I have some great Ideas! Thanks!

To post a link...1. Get the website you want up. 2.Go to the address bar up on top of the screen, the www. part 3. right click your mouse on it and click copy. 4. go back to your blog post. 5 right click in your post where you want the link click paste. 6. a bunch of garbelledy goop will shop up 7Highlight the whole link 8.type over it with what you want to say (eg. Amazon) and it should show up in a different color. You have to be in compose mode on blogger and not html mode. See if that helps.

great artwork here!