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Upcycled Tin Canister

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I have a problem… I don’t throw things away that most people would throw away!
Well, you guys probably wouldn’t throw them away either because you’re crafty like that!
I had this set of 3 tin canisters that contained hot chocolate (it was a gift set) and, once the hot chocolate was gone, I just could not throw the canisters away!
I have a large trash can that I keep under my craft desk for just such items. It called the nontrash trash.
I decided to upcycle one of these canisters.
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Its comprised of solely matching scrapbook papers, decorative ribbon, and a couple of other items.
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I used some of the ledger paper journaling spots that are in my Etsy shoppe to decorate the tin.
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The decorative ribbon around the edge of the lid of the tin effectively hides where the paper doesn’t quite go to the edge.
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I made a fun little flower using a scallop circle punch and cutting consecutively smaller circles out of alternating papers. I also crumpled the papers then inked them with distress in. The button and thin twine top it off.
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I’m actually using this canister as a gift holder for a giveaway I’m holding for my blogiversary, but since I still have 2 more canisters… I think I’ll make a couple spares!
Speaking of spares… Here is a second one I made and got all glittered up for the PK Glitz you CAN be crafty challenge!


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Sunday 7th of November 2010

great upcycling!!!!


Sunday 7th of November 2010

How did you know that I have a cabinet full of empty hot chocolate canisters? True story.Love this idea and your flower is rockin' my socks!!!I am featuring you on the Paper Issues blog Monday!!Thanks!!!!=)

Denise Marie

Tuesday 3rd of August 2010

me too too!! I'm a pack rat and can't throw tins and boxes and the likes out.


Wednesday 7th of July 2010

ohhh so cute! I love hoe they turned out! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue

Saturday 3rd of July 2010

Woo Hoo! Love how you glitzed it up! Thanks for entering the P K Glitz Can Challenge

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