Monday, July 16, 2012

Skillet Collage

Hey y'all. Just thought I'd write a quick post about a collage I made for my sister. Since she's a Foods teacher, I thought it would be great to incorporate that theme into her collage. I bought this candle a while back at a garage sale for 50 cents:

I loved how unique it was - it came in a little mini iron skillet (perfect to burn in my kitchen). It smelled wonderful and I was very happy to have found it! Once it ran down to the bottom, I knew I had to keep the skillet. I washed it out and used some Goo Gone to get rid of all of the wax residue - and ta da! A cute little mini skillet, perfect for some type of craft.

Here's the finished product. I used the phrase "Eat, Pray, Love" because I thought it really went well with the skillet medium.

To create the collage, I used an old children's book. I was happy to find the image of the vintage woman cooking. I also used a Scrabble piece, old classroom letters, a 3D sticker that I colored with alcohol ink, a page from a vintage cookbook, buttons, ribbon, and scrapbook paper. Oh, and of course I used Mod Podge to seal it all in. Here's a closer look:

So there you have it. A very cheap, easy, and personal gift idea for anyone who loves to cook or eat! 
I think it will look perfect in my sister's classroom! 

Take Time for Lemonade,


  1. This was an awesome gift!!! You are so creative!

  2. Wonderful work, I love it, it's very beautiful, well done.

  3. What a sweet, creative work of art! Thank you for commenting on my blog-I'm following you back :)
    must love junk

  4. This is just adorable and such a sweet gift.

  5. Personally, I LOVE it!!!!!
    thanks again for the OH so CUTE gift!

  6. What a lovely gift idea! It looks fantastic!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. This is gorgeous! I just adore the vintage-y theme and the children's book illustrations.. What a beautiful gift!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus