Monday, February 3, 2014


Altering Rat Traps is so fun!  I made this one for Altered Arts Magazine.  Did you know we have a BLOG now?  I hope you will check it out!!
I started by removing the metal from the wood base of the Rat Trap.   I sanded the wood and adhered text paper to it.  I used Ranger Ink's "Perfect Pearls" to make a faux patina on the metal.  I attached the Rat Trap to a mini hanger from Melissa Frances.  The resin flower on the lower left and the clothes pins on the top right are from her too.  
Some other Ranger products I used are: Pins, A Bottle, Pen Nib, Baubles, Sprocket and Stamps.  The flowers and Inks are from Prima.

Canvas Corp. twine made the bow, and I used some of their burlap on my Trap too.  A miscellaneous key and gauze finished it up!

I would love to see your Altered Rat Traps!  Just leave a link and I'll be sure to check it out!  If you've never altered a Rat Trap, give it a try!  They are a fun and inexpensive way to use up your scraps!


  1. It’s always a pleasure seeing what you are up to. A really wonderful project, Daniella. Once again you have done a great job. Love it!

    Gaby xo

  2. Wow! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I hope you're doing well!

  3. Oh wow Daniella, this is such a gorgeous mixed media make!! I HATE rats with a passion, and this is certainly such a cool use for a trap! Wonderful layering of embellishments too!

  4. There's never a dull moment when visiting you Daniella,
    You fill us all with masses of inspiration ;D
    There's so much to see on this I'm going back for more.

  5. With my love and collecting of mice forever I adore your altered mouse trap. This way it can't catch any furries. Love all the elements you have included. Very creative my dear...

  6. Oh Daniella!
    You created a much better mouse trap!!