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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Craft Storage - Recycled Sweet Tins

 I wanted to make some craft storage for a special someone and this is the result.
 I have made 7 little storage pots by recycling some Lidls sweet tins.  These were perfect tins to use as they are a handy size and the lids aren't too tight to get on and off.  

I have painted all the tins with a couple of coats of Gesso.  Then I mixed some silver acrylic paint with some Debbi Moore silver glitter and painted the tops and bottoms of the tins.  It wasn't a quick job but I got there in the end.

For the toppers of the tins I have used pre-coloured images from Polkadoodles Work and Play 1, Work and Play 2, Work and Play 3 and Fredericka.  I have die-cut the image and mounted on top of other die-cut card.  The bottom of the tins have been die-cut as well as you can't have a plain bottom of the tin and it also hid the ingredients for the sweets!!!  The tins has been finished off with decorative ribbon and embellishments connected to what is inside each tin.
 This is the "bling" tin with the Fredericka image from the Fredericka CD.
 This tin holds "bows" and has a Singing Diva image from the Work and Play CD 1.
Here are a selection of "flowers" and the Secretary image from the Work and Play CD2.
 This tin holds "leaves" and has the Florist from the Work and Play CD 2 on it.
This tin has lots and lots of "brads" in it and I have used the Caravanner image from the Work and Play CD 3.
 This is the "brads" tin and has a DIY Queen image from the Work and Play CD 1 on it.
Inside this tin is "card candi" and the necessary foam pads" and has the Hairdresser image from the Work and Play CD 2 on the top.
Here is a close-up picture of the very useful tins to decorate and really yummy sweets!!
I am hoping the new owner of these decorated tins likes them.

I am entering these altered tins into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Circles
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting at the week-end - Anything goes
Paper Creator - Anything goes
CD Sunday - Round again - I have used the Polkadoodles Fredericka, Work and Play 1, Work and Play 2 and Work and Play 3 CDs
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Hobbycutz - Use pink
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes/patriotic colours
Craft Your Passion - Ribbons
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Just for Fun - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes with the optional extra of Christmas in July
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/celebration

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Isobel said...

Great project thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart and good luck x

Carol said...

What a wonderful project Kym. I am in awe of your patience and ingenuity. Perfect for our challenge.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Wynn Walton said...

What a great idea Kym. I'm sure whoever the lucky crafter is who receives these will be thrilled.....I know I would be. Thank you for sharing this with us at CD Sunday. Wynn DT

sue-b said...

You have been busy Kym, and very crafty, this is a lovely idea and great gift too. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.
sue-b xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for joining our 1st Anything Goes Challenge, over on the "Just For Fun" Challenge Blog.

These decorated/altered sweet tins look amazing! The materials you have used are gorgeous and add texture to them. Wonderful images and finishing touches. You have bad a great collection

We offer monthly challenges with nice and easy themes. I hope you will pop back and join us for more of our future challenges...

<3 & Hugs
Lisa xxxx JFF DT Member

Jocelyn said...

Wow what a fabulous project and great recycling. I am sure the recipient will be thrilled - I know I would be.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Lau W said...

So fab idea, this is wonderful !
Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator challenge !

Denise Goeldner said...

Oh my gosh...I so love these, what a clever idea and love the simplicity of them, wonderful gift idea & the fact they're recycled, just lovely.
~ Denise ~
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Wendy L said...

Great recycling, they look great, thanks for joining in at Hobbycutz. xxxx

Erin Stephenson said...

What a lovely creation. What a great recycled project! Thanks for playing at Hobby Cutz. We hope to see you next time. good luck!

Hazel said...

Wow! Kym, these are wonderful - what a lot of work and creativity - thanks for sharing for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge x

Jacquie said...

These look fabulous Kym, you can see all the hard work you put into these, well done.

Thank you for joining Hobbycutz Challenge this week

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Karen Letchworth said...

What a fabulously creative idea, Kym. You have really outdone yourself, and I want to thank you for sharing your ideas with us, cuz it's a blessing to have you play along with us. May God bless your week!
Word Art Wednesday

starcyl said...

Wow Kym you have been a busy bee, these are fab. Someone is going to be very lucky to get these.
Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday.
Jenny x
CD Sunday DT

Bonnie Irvine said...

Oh my word, what an amazing gift. Each one is a work of art (heART) and will look fabulous displayed in someone's craft room. Love the idea and the finished results. Lucky friend. Thanks for playing along with our Ribbon Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges this week. I hope we see you again soon.

Lisa aka Myran said...

Very cute Kym and really creative!
Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a great project Kym. Love the cute little recycled tins you created.

Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion (sorry my comment is a bit late) Lynn, CYP DT

Margarets designer cards said...

Great recycling and lovely tin tops well done

Christine said...

WOW Kym, what a fabulous project, someone will be lucky to receive these.You have put a lot of work and thought into these and it shows.
Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday
Christine xx
CD Sunday DT

cotnob said...

These are fabulous Kym, I love all of the different images.
Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator for our Anything Goes challenge.

Anonymous said...

Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafting At The Weekend this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x