Friday, 10 August 2012

Repurposed Beachy Tins



Hey Everyone,

Today I want to share a really quick little project with you.

I know there are heaps of great painted tins in blogworld at the moment and I loved this one from Fox Hollow Cottage.


My tutorial is in pictures as I think its a pretty simple project, basically - paint your clean dried tins and give them a little sanding down so some tin shows through. Then the best part is embellishing them.

I wrapped twine around the tin and secured with a knot as I had run out of glue for my glue gun - I know right? Who does that.....?

My lovely friend Leah (hi girlfriend) gave me these cute beachy charms that I threaded onto clear nylon thread and wound over the twine.


And.....Voila - how cute are they?


I have them on my windowsill at the moment but will need to move them I think, as they will be ruined by the sun and by us using the stove right near them.


So pretty with a few flowers, brightening up a dull Winters day



I love the colours of these petals, they complement the blue so nicely....


Take care

xxx

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30 comments:

  1. Those are wicked cute! Love the little beachy accents :) Nice job!!

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    1. Thank you Shannon - I am a little addicted now - gonna have to do more lol xx Nat

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  2. They turned out super cute! love the seashells, very summery ;)

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    1. Thank you Nicole, need to remind myself of Summer - although not too much longer to go now. Have a great day

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  3. You know I love beachy blue stuff and these are lovely! The little charms really make them even cuter! Nice job!

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  4. very pretty, love the little charms...yesterday as I was making dinner; had Shannon in my head...lol washed out a few things ready to upcycle. Cheers for the East coast!

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  5. Fox Hollow you have spawned some awesome knock offs.

    ~Bliss~

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  6. cute cute cute cute cute!!! will be copying you ;) I will also be sending you an email soon, and plan to have your star in the mail today!!

    xoxo, Leanne

    PS, hope you are feeling better!!

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    1. Feeling heaps better hun. Copy away - they are cute huh? big hugs xxx

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  7. I am all for repurposing - your idea would make great gifts!

    Popping in from Pinky's link party.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Tami - they would def make great gifts xx

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  8. These are so cute!! They would look perfect with my watering can I linked up at It's Overflowing. LOL I have to do this. Thanks for sharing. Your newest follower. :)

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    1. Welcome Kathy and thank you for following. Your watering can is lovely!

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  9. Love the beachy look to those! Very cute!

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  10. Thanks for linking up to our "Pretty Things" party! Hope to see you back here next week.

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  11. I totally want these! Perfect project...trash turned work of art! I'm featuring you tomorrow.

    XO, Aimee

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  12. I love beach accents and this was no exception.
    What a clever idea I love old paint cans reused
    I share in my blog

    xx Vicky

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    1. Thank you Vicky and for the share on your blog xx Nat

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  13. I have been eyeing these beautiful tins for awhile and finally made one. I love your blog and all of your craft-y ideas! I hope you don't mind. I linked to your blog. here is a link: http://scary-journey.blogspot.com/2013/05/upcycling-empty-cans.html

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    1. Thanks Fontaine - I'm off to visit your blog xxx

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