11 May 2008

How about some recycling fun?

Ever since I bought the book on metal craft I have a new passion. Metal is such an exciting material and it doesn’t matter if it’s shiny and new or very old and worn you can still make so many fun things out of it. I have started to build up a collection of tins and cans and my work room is getting way to small. Wool, yarn, fabric, beads, pearls, paint, brushes, tins, cans and a whole lot of other stuff that can come in handy is stowed away on a very tiny area. I am in desperate need of a new work room or a total makeover of the old one. That will definitely have to be one of my summer projects…….among many others!

Today I needed someplace new to store my vintage lace so I decided to make one. Do you want to know how I did it? Welcome to tag along!



I chose a tin can from my "collection"

I like this can as it is but sausages doesn`t go to well with vintage lace so I decide to redo it! I wanted it to be a bit more shabby chick and princess like in style...

I made a paper template ....


.....then I traced the template on the can using a permanent marker.




I cut out the crown using heavy-duty tin snips and I used a metal file to remove the sharp edges....




.....then I painted it white and added a few rosebuds, an old photo and the text princess on tiny scraps of paper with decoupage finish. I use Royal Coat because it`s acid free and fast drying.


This is the finished result! Soon to be filled with vintage lace !

12 comments:

Anna Stilla said...

Och vem kunde ana att en sådan tråkig korvburk kan bli en sådan fin krona?

Jag brukar titta på Körkortsängeln varje gång jag står i hallen. Snart, snart är det dags för mig.

Kram
Anna

Angela Louise said...

How cute Jeanette! Isn't it nice to experiment with new ideas? It is going to look very pretty full of old lace.
Keep on creating. Hugs from Angela.

Annica said...

Vilken rolig idé!

Maria said...

Vilken rolig förvandling av en korvburk!!

Anna said...

You've got me started too! I have some cut cans too that I can use,hmm, thanks for tje inspiration!

Homeleightigger said...

The princess is much much prettier than the sausages. What a lovely idea Jeanette - very inspirational! Val

Betty Jo said...

My Jeanette, you are sooooo clever! Your princess can is gorgeous and I can just see it holding beautiful lace. The ladies at Daisie, where I now design, decorate soup cans and give them filled with small gifts. Isn't recycling fun?? xoxo

issa said...

Your blog is beatiful, congratulations.

The Devil Makes Work said...

Hej!

Just found your blog and I love your felted items. :-)

Clara said...

Oh...den blev ju kanon! Men jeanette är det inte lätt att skära sig när man håller på....det är klart...du är van ! du brukar ju sticka dig med den där attans tovnålen!!!!
Den där kronan blir kanonbra fotorekvisita...hihi, jag jagar rekvisita just nu..märks det ?!

Jag hoppas att du har det bra och att du hinner både fota och skapa....och njuta av livet, men det gör vi ju när vi skapar eller hur!!!!????
KRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAm från Clara

Annika said...

Wow, vilken varmkorvsförvandling!!

Betty Jo said...

Hi Sweetheart, I'm in the process of moving to a new blog. Please drop by to get my updated link. Since I'm not completely moved in yet, I'm still using the old link in my comments. xoxox