Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Altered Tin

I altered an old tin a while ago, and turned it into a place to store my (ever increasing) stash of buttons (you can see it here if you like)...and when my Mum saw it, she decided that she had to have one too! So, this is the one I made for her:

It started life as this:

I covered the body of the tin with some My Mind's Eye paper (from the 'Adore' range)...then added some strips around the centre with some die cut lettering (cut using the Cuttlebug 'Olivia' alphabet) in co-ordinating coloured card, then sealed the whole lot with a couple of coats of Mod Podge.

I decorated the lid with a couple of Poppicrafts flowers on some Nestie shapes held in place with a Papermania pearl brad.

I'm going to enter this into a couple of challenges: the One Stop Craft Challenge where the theme is 'Recycling'; and the Get Sketchy 'Trash to Treasure' challenge.

Don't forget to enter the ABC Christmas Challenge blog hop...it ends at mid-night tonight...the first stop is here.


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Helen. Fantastic. I like this recycling, its amazing what you can create.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Uma said...

well done you have been a busy bunny, it's gorgeous

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous tin Helen :)

I must make myself a promise next year to alter some of the stuff I have been stashing for the past 12 months!!!

Carol x

Elaine A said...

What a wonderful idea Helen. This is just so cute, I can see why your Mom wanted one!

Elaine Allen

Riet said...

What beautiful Helen,i love your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pauline C said...

Ooh how clever - I wouldn't know where to start with altering something - you're so artistic! Lovely :-)
Pauline x

~amy~ said...

What a great makeover...love it!

Thanks for joining us over at Get Sketchy!

Angèle said...

Love it! Thanks for playing at GS!

Happy 2010!

Dora said...

Very cute!
Thanks for playing!

Shelley said...

Thanks for joing in with our OSCC.
Hugs Shelley xx

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

What a fab item this is Helen - and it makes such a lovely present too. A wonderful bit of recycling. Thank you so much for joining the One Stop Craft Challenge.
Sharon xx