Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sorry for the glare & reflections.... so I am sure this will "date" me !!!
I also took a snap shot of a shelf I have in my office, holds some family photos and more treasures! Photos of some of my children and also the smallest one is of my niece Laura who is no longer with us but is dancing & singing in heaven with her dad! You can read this post from awhile ago about her also ! The little tea cup was one of the last things she had purchased and is a treasure now !
Have a fabulous Tuesday ! Thanks for stopping by & check out all of the other table tops !
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Spray paint ( Ivory)
Designer papers ( your choice)
Candle stick ( can be glass or metal)
Vintage glass knob
Charms, buttons beads or glass prisms
Pen ( permanent)
Vintage book for text
Awl or nail to create hole in tin
Alcohol paint's or other paints of your choice
E 6000 glue or Gorilla glue
Fabric for the lining
First thing you will need is to prepare your can, I use a can that is about two inches tall and four inches across ( mine had chunk chicken in it ) ! The secret for being able to use a can without getting cut is to use a can opener that does not leave a sharp edge ! So you need to have a can opener that leaves a smooth edge.
Next to create the unique pedestal for your treasure keeper you will need to choose a candle holder of your choice depending on how tall you want yours.
Those trips to the thrift store have paid off now with your little stash of candle holders available !
Next you need to paint the tin can and candle holder. I used Krylon Satin Ivory spray paint , so easy to paint things with ! I used several coats till I felt it was covered good.
You can age them if you want with some chalks or however you like best aging papers!The fun part begins with choosing any kind of papers you would like and using Mod Podge or adhesive of your choice , cover the lid and sides. After your papers have dried you can also age the can and candle with paint or in this one I used Alcohol inks . I also cut a little fluffy circle for in the inside of the container.
I added some ribbons and a vintage glass prism to the candle stick part for a little added bling. You could also use charms,buttons or even a tag ! I hope you enjoyed this & will have fun creating your own ! So appreciate your comments!
Iam adding this to The Thrifty Home , check out her blog & more wonderful ideas !