Sunday, 23 June 2013

ALTERED TIN






...joy does not simply happen to us.  We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day...
- Henri Nouwen -



...hello everyone, I hope you've had a super weekend so far, even though there's not much sunshine to write home about...
...I needed a storage jar for my paint brushes and having emptied my coffee tin this morning I thought it might be nice to alter it...



...the tin was covered with Tim Holtz crowded Attic paper, a few staples added and some foil tape to seal the top and bottom...


...some tattered floral's with flourishes...


...a heart and some jute...



...a simple effective project...


...the quote at the top of the page was taken from the lovely Tammy Tutterow blog...Tammy adds art inspiring quotes once a week...

...thank you for dropping by today...
XXX






25 comments:

  1. This is a splendid alteration Mel and so useful as well. Annette x

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  2. Fabulous tin Mel,love the flowers, I'm sure it will have pride of place on your work desk ! Sue C x

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  3. Brilliant altered tin, Mel - what an inspiring object to have on your work table daily... beautiful. And yes, the quote is wonderful too, thank you for sharing it.
    Alison x

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  4. Love this Mel, Beautiful papers & flowers... Great use of the metal tape... Wonderful storage for your paintbrushes! The quote is so true thanks for sharing...Have a Happy Sunday.. Hugs May x x x

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  5. Great project Mel, very useful to have to hand for brushes and inspiration. I must remember this. xx Flora

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  6. AMAZING tin Mel and I really adore your tag below!

    xxx Susi

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  7. A fabulous container for your brushes Mel! I love it! xx

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  8. Love your altered tin for your paint brushes!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  9. Very fun altered coffee tin, makes a fun way to store your brushes.

    Regards diane

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  10. wow, those flowers are stunning Mel, what a fab paint brush holder. It's always nice when you can use the things you make x

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  11. Terrific way of recycling, I have a coffee tin almost to the empty stage, gives me food for thought - thanks Mel.

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  12. Hi Mel,
    Just done a catch up on your blog posts - I've missed loads while I've been away on holiday.
    There's some great makes on here, love your tag book with the Tea Dance papers, very pretty.
    The heart canvas is amazing, I love the effect with the paints. And this altered tin is fab, lovely storage too.
    Have a great week. Hugs.....Linda xx

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  13. COOL make! Love the kraft flowers! You should have entered this into the SSS&S challenge! The heart is perfect here with a great pop of color!

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  14. This is an amazing alteration-the flowers are terrific

    Love Chrissie x

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  15. I never knew that coffee leftovers could look this good :-)

    Sally

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  16. Oh that looks so adorable! Love it ... have to give it a humble try myself one day ... Suzanne x

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  17. Oh I love everything about this. I think it is wonderful when you take something that normally would be trash and make it a treasure!

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  18. Such a great tin now for storing your paintbrushes. Love the metal edges and the wonderful flowers. Hugs, Anne x

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  19. WOW what a GREAT idea and BEAUTIFUL details!
    I love this one!!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

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  20. Wow, what a gorgeous tin - those flowers are so beautiful, and I love the little extras like the heart and twine - just perfect. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier - much appreciated.
    Diana

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  21. A fabulous altered tin, great details.

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  22. A seriously magnificent way to transform this tin Mel. Love those flowers. Hugs, Jenny x

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  23. gorgeous transformation Mel. Love the flowers in particular and the 'metal' rim around the top of the tin is fab. Hope you are well. Juliaxxx

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)