Friday, March 4, 2016

Trash to Treasure

Hello it's Samantha today with a pretty and practical recycling project :)
I just can't bear to throw  away old tins and jars so they usually get decorated and used as something completely different. Susan's house stamps are PERFECT for this!
 I measured my tin from top to bottom of the area I wanted to cover and then measured the diameter and cut a piece of white card to size. I then stamped the designs using silver embossing powder as I wanted something a little different to usual black outlines.
I coloured using my Derwent watercolour pencils and adhered to my tin. String wrapped tightly around keeps it in place whilst the glue is drying!
When I removed the string it I added some flowers and sequin stars a word stamp and it looks like this:
Here it is being used on my desk. The tin next to it has also been decorated now too!!
Much better than throwing them in the trash!! It would make a great plant pot too!
The stamps I used are:
Tumbleweed Houses and they can be found {right here}
and Journal Doodles with a Heart and they can be found {right here}

 I do hope you like my tin and I've inspired you just a little.
Wishing you a lovely day.
Susan K. Weckesser Design Team member


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