Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Alter a tin or jar - Crafting with Dragonflies DT

Hi all,

And now for something completely different... we're altering tins and jars over at Crafting with Dragonflies this fortnight, so I'm here to share my recipe.


A heap of lace, some ribbon, string of pearls and buttons, paper and card, an image from our sponsor, Digistamps4joy and of course Promarkers, liquid pearls and plenty of Stickles. The final ingredient? A tin, such as this:

This recipe does not call for beans specifically, it can be any tinned food you like. Although, if you're as big a fan of Mexican food as we are, the above (or similar) is likely to be somewhere in your pantry!

Tools: Craft basic such as scissors, glue, dies, etc.


Print, colour and die-cut image. Add liquid pearls and Stickles and leave to marinade for about an hour.
Wrap tin in neutral colour paper. Wrap papered tin with several types of lace. Wind ribbon around tin. Wrap string of pearls around tin and attach at the back.

Attach image to front of tin, and adhere buttons to the sides with silicon glue. Allow to dry for one day.
Fill tin with tools and place on desk.

Bon appetit!



Irish Cherokee said...

Really nice Sammy! Better than what I do. Grab a permanent black marker and mark it nails, screws or tacks and stick it on the shelf never to be seen again or at least for a few years. OK a lot of years. LOL.


Unknown said...

Catching isn't it/ after doing mine the other day it's interesting and looks lovely on the the way you have changed something old to something gorgeous.xx

Susan Hogan said...

Yummy! Great recipe Sammy (lol). Such a pretty container for all those bits and bobs that need to stand upright. Saves loosing them on the desk all the time!

Elise said...

Sammy!!!!!! This is FABULOUS!!!!!!! OoOh yes .. recycling is WONDERFUL and you've turned this into something so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Sending Big Hugs,

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sammy. I love your pretty design and beautiful image.
hugs Sue xx

Jane Savage said...

What a fantastic make, Sammy. Looks so pretty and feminine too so hubby is not likely to pinch it to put his stuff in! :)
I need to create useful, beautiful things like this as I am knee deep in cards at my house!

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Sammy, I love your beautiful image and lovely soft lace and ribbons.

Wynn said...

Very pretty Sammy. I love the pink....well I am a pink lady so this is very me.Hugs Wynn xx

Kat W said...

Great 'recipe' idea Sammy! And now you have something beautiful AND useful :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Sam K said...

How pretty, who would of ever known it started life as it did :) xx

CG said...

So pretty! Love the lace and those buttons. I like how the image pops off the can, and those pearls are such a lovely touch. Best, CG

~ Barb said...

Wow Sammy, your liquid pearls actually look like pearls, lol, well done! Very pretty image, great idea to add the buttons too.
{Hugs} Barb

Ina G said...

Love it - especially the beautiful softness and the way you have the pearls offline. So so pretty.

Unknown said...

Love the colours super idea hugs txx

happyglitzygirl said...

Great re use of the tin, love how you decorated it, very useful, blessings Hilde