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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Altered Tin - Recipe Box

Hi Everybody! I worked on this altered container yesterday. I bought a bunch of Christmas tins that were on sale at JoAnns for 70% off. They were all between 50 cents to 89 cents. Seriously!! The problem with the tins were that they were already designed with Christmas prints and colors and my purpose of buying them were not for Christmas but for other purposes.

Unlike tins that are just plain silver colored, these had to be altered in the real sense of the word. The rims and cover were green so I had to paint the rim and part of the cover with acrylic paint and seal them with modge-podge so it won't chip off. The plain silver tins are easy to work with because the rim of the container is silver therefore it don't have to be covered with paint or paper.

This is the front of the container. I modge-poged the designer paper over the tin and added embellishments.

This is the top of the container. I used Autumn Leaves designer paper which is only one sided. I hate using double sided designer paper for altering because it's such a waste of beautiful patterns on the other side of the paper.

This is how the container looks when closed. The size of the container is 4 1/4" x 6" x 4 1/4" . If the container was 1/4" wider, I could put handmade cards in this box but unfortunately, it's a tad small and an envelope cannot fit into the container.

I added dividers by cutting up thin chipboards. It's half filled because I haven't added any recipes as of yet.

Here are file dividers which I covered with the Autumn Leaves designer paper on both sides of the chipboard. I used the SU Label Punch to create the tabs and cut out cardstocks to attach or write my recipes on to.

Project Recipe:

Paper: Autumn Leaves, SU Cardstock
Accessories: Ribbons (don't know the brand), Target Large Prima Flowers, JoAnn brads, Craft Robo die cut alphabets, SU Label Punch, SU Brilliant Blue ink, Making Memories Cornflower acrylic paint, Modge-Podge


pescbrico said...

Maria! this is so lovely!!! wow!

Nancy Grant said...

Amazing creation! The colors and ribbon are so cool! Awesome choice of DP too!

Nancy Grant said...

Amazing creation! The colors and ribbon are so cool! Awesome choice of DP too!

Rita said...

What a beautiful recipe box Maria! I luv it, that DP is fabulous!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Beautiful altered tin Maria, the colors are so nice!

My Paper World said...

This is one of my favourite colour combos! Such a beautiful prject Maria!
Nicola xx

2 Worlds said...

This is a great tin, and the price isnt fun when we find this stuff

Em said...

This is just gorgeous!!! I love the colours that you've used, they go so well together.

I love finding things that you can tart up to make them look completely different, well done you!

Melissa M. M. M. said...

Drooooooooool! My favourtie colours and GORGEOUS use of d.p. Awe-inspiring work as usual! Thanks so much for sharing it :0) Mel

malieta said...

I love your project Maria....the color combination is awesome!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super great tin Maria! Love the colors... I am so jelous of you finding these tins for such great price! I've been looking for some but no luck YET! :o) TFS!

Flossie's Follies said...

This is fantastic, I have to do one for my niece, you have incented me, I am going to get busy now. Yours is so pretty