Wednesday, March 21, 2012

10 Minute ATG Gun Holder you've all heard the saying "Necessity is the mother of all invention."'s my invention (or actually modification from someone else's design) for the day.  I have an ATG gun which I love and it never gets lost on the desk due to it's sheer size, however, it does get buried especially when your table space is as small as mine.  I googled ATG gun holders and found the fun wooden ones everyone has.  I hubby can make me that.  He's handy that way, but he's at work and I wanted something NOW.  So I kept looking.  I found a lady that had taken an old photo box and had someone convert it into an ATG gun holder for her for her two ATG guns. I'm wandering in my basement, I KNEW I had to have SOMETHING that I could use.  And look....the perfect size and weight box right on my shelf.  Perfect.  Here's what I started with...I love this box because it's a really heavy durable box, sturdy enough to hold the ATG gun.  They don't make many of those anymore. is the candle box that I started with.  Out came the candle to make way for a more important project.

Then I cut a hole it it where the nose of the gun would sit.

Found some pretty paper....and honestly, it took me longer to find the right paper than it did to make this.  After all, I have to look at this on a regular basis you know....

I scored the paper around the box using my score pal.  My 12x12 paper wasn't quite big enough, but I used the leftover pieces on the bottom and the end of the box to cover it and unless you turn it over to look at the bottom, no one will ever know. 

Perfect!   It holds it like a glove.  That means it will always have a home and it won't be as hard to find when I need it.  Not bad for $.20 worth of paper and an old Christmas gift box.  :-)  Now I just need to find some cute embelishments or ribbon or something and voila.  All done!
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  1. Love the recycling project!
    Thanks for playing with us at LRW!

  2. What a wonderful idea. I love it. I am guest designer at the Pixie Cottage this month and thought I would stop by for a visit. So glad that I did.

  3. What a fabulous idea! So clever. Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  4. Us crafting Ladies never stick fast and this is a perfect example, genius and re-cycle into the bargain! Thanks for sharing with us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Hugs Sue W.

  5. What a cool project! Way to upcycle. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  6. Yippee~~Grand idea!!! I know the feeling of setting things down and where did it go???? LOL Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!! Love the springy paper!!

  7. This creation is stunning, I love the paper that you used.
    Thank you for playing at the Pixie Cottage this week.