Thursday, 24 January 2013

Threaded Valentine Tins


My first Valentines project...finally!

I saw this pierced and threaded project on Pinterest and tracked it down to Recyclart. So cute - I loved the concept and decided to give it a go.

First off, in my excitement to complete these tins, I forgot to photograph the last few steps. Sorry ....

What you need:
A Tin (I like the pull tab lids, it keeps the edges neat and safer)
A hammer and screwdriver,
Paint, thread or twine and a large needle.

What to do:
1. Fill the tin with cold water and set in the freezer - this will help keep the shape of the tin.
2. Once the water is frozen, draw your heart onto the tin - I used a sharpie.
3. Carefully turn the tin on its side on a level surface and using the hammer and screwdriver - make the holes.

4. Dry the tin out and paint. I painted the inside of the heart just for fun. 
5. I like the distressed look - so I gently sanded in places  
6. Thread the needle and "sew" the heart shape. I ended off with a little bow.  


Adorable, don't you think?

 These cute tins would look awesome in the craft room with pencils or paintbrushes stored in them


I love how my candles fit so perfectly though...so they have become my candle holders for now!



Take care everyone,


xxx

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Partying at these great parties too...

http://www.stonegableblog.com/2013/01/tutorials-tips-and-tidbits-32-and-winner.html
http://bloomdesignsonline.blogspot.co.nz/2013/01/link-party_23.html
http://www.theshabbycreekcottage.com/2013/01/transformation-thursday-no-188.html
http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2013/01/23/hookin-up-with-hoh-132/
http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2013/01/24/pin-it-thursday-19/ 
http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.co.nz/2013/01/flaunt-it-friday-137.html 
http://shabbynest.blogspot.co.nz/2013/01/frugal-friday_24.html#more
http://myfavefinds.com/pinworthy-projects-party-7/ 
http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/01/26/saturday-showcase-craft-project-linky-17/ 
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2013/01/sns-172-link-up-your-junky-hang-ups.html 
http://www.serenitynowblog.com/2013/01/weekend-bloggy-reading-link-up_25.html#more 
http://www.itsoverflowing.com/2013/01/overflowing-with-creativity-126/ 
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2013/01/the-sunday-showcase-party-no-137.html



 







92 comments:

  1. Natalie! I adore this project!....and I have some cans! Love the distressed look too and you know I love that beachy blue! This is an awesome project! I pinned it!

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    1. Danni - so excited you pinned it! Thanks hun xxx

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  2. These are so adorable, Nat! So cute! Pinned! Awesome craft & share!

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  3. I love these Natalie and I shared them on my facebook page:) Very cute.

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  4. I love these. You are taented Miss Natalie

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  5. So cute! And cheap to make! I like that! Sharing everywhere! Thanks for the great pics!

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  6. Natalie, this is TOO SWEET!!!Love the colors and the briliant idea! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  7. How cute!! I love this idea and would love for you to share it at our Craft Party!! Just follow the link...http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/01/saturday-show-licious-craft-showcase-16.html

    {HUGS}
    Marti

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  8. Nat, I love how you punched the holes and threaded it! super cute and clever.

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  9. I love this! I have sooo many soup cans & candles that I now can put them to good use! Thanks so much for sharing! Stopping by from Artsy-Fartsy Mama!

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    1. Danielle, I have quite a collection building up now too...need to get creative

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  10. These are so cute, I love the stitching! Pinning!

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  11. This is such a great idea! We've been toying with using tin cans of some kind for my friend's wedding decorations, so I'm definitely going to show her this...maybe we'd paint them her wedding colors???

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  12. These are adorable!! Love them and can also use for any occasion depending what you "sew" into them. Thanks for sharing.
    Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered

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  13. OOOhhh love this! Pinned:)http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/sweet-heart-pillow-upcycle.html

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  14. Found you on the I Gotta Create link up. These are so cute! I have yet to try a can craft yet. This makes me want to though!

    -Nicole
    http://feistymom.me

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    1. Nicole - so so easy! You have to give it a try xx Nat

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  15. These are too stinkin' cute!!!! I love anything that produces less waste. Love the colors too!

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  16. so cute! I've used cans like this for lanterns, but never thought of threading yarn through the holes. Cool!

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    1. Elisa I really want to try the lantern thing soon before Summer is over xx

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  17. I LOVE these!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  18. I love these, I want to make a whole bunch to hold crafty supplies, how fun!

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    1. They are so easy to make Jen - give then a go xx

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  19. Nat this is so pretty and the threaded heart is just so awesome

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  20. I found you from the Strut Your Stuff link up. What a great craft idea! They are super cute and perfect for Valentine’s. I just started a new Saturday Spotlight Linky Party on my blog this week, and would love to have you stop by and share! http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-1/

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  21. These caught my eye at the Saturday Show & Tell. LOVE them!! Super cute idea and they turned out so sweet :) Thanks so much for sharing! Pinning ;)

    Have a terrific weekend!
    ~Brenda @ChattingOverchocolate.blogspot.com

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  22. These are SO cute! I totally want to try them! Pinned! :)
    Jenn

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  23. Adorable! They would look great with art supplies in them! But I totally love the candles too :)

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  24. These are darling! Totally in love :) They would look great with art supplies but the candles are perfect!

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  25. Gorgeous!!! I love everything about that project! the colors, the embroidery, the fact that it is recycled... Beautiful dear Natalie!

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  26. These are adorable! I've never seen tin cans that are so cute! I would even give these as gifts. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  27. Very cute, I love the shabby chic feel to them, and that they are recycling. I'm thinking I may have to use this idea for centerpieces at my wedding! Totally pinned, and now I'm going to be hoarding all sorts of tin cans (as if I don't stockpile enough other craft supplies:D )

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    1. What a fantastic idea Ali - have a great wedding xxx Nat

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  28. Supes cute! I made punched tin ornaments this Christmas, but I love your idea to use string in your punched tin! So clever. Pinning this like it's hot!

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  29. So unique, love them! I have featured them on Craft Gossip today :) http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/threaded-valentine-cans/

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    1. Oh Wow!!! Thank you so much Amanda, so awesome!!!
      Hope you're having a great week xx Nat

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  30. Hey! This will be featured today on Smart School House for Whimsy Wednesday! Your feature and the new party will go live soon. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week! You are fabulous!

    Kelly from Smart School House
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SmartSchoolHouse
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/SmartSchoolHous

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    1. Omigosh - Thank you so much Kelly...you rock!
      Hope you're having a fab day xx Nat

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  31. These are absolutely adorable!! Pinning now!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
    Exercise Encouragement Group Blog

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  32. Love! Featuring you tomorrow from Pinworthy Projects!

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  33. Hi Natalie! Thanks so much for sharing your cool upcycled project with us at A Crafty Soiree the weekly linky party I cohost with Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday. I've featured your project in this week's new one, up at midnight EST. Please come by to see it and share more of your crafty goodness with us!

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  34. It's nice to see your project in blue instead of the usual red.

    Noreen
    http://craftyjournal.com

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  35. So cute!! Love everything about them. Great job!
    Thanks for linking up at Artsy Corner. You were featured today! :)
    http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2013/01/artsy-corner-link-party-18.html

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  36. Love this!!! Saw you featured at Artsy Girl Connection and had to come check the tins out!

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  37. Awesome...and they're not red! I held a no red Christmas link party and thought about a no red one for Valentines day, but instead...
    Homa Style is having a Valentine link party going on now. I would love it if you linked up your no red Valentine candle cans.
    The link is
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2013/01/30/valentine-link-party/
    Guess I should have tried no red Valentines party!!!

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    1. Thanks Jeanette - theres always next year xxx

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  38. Super cute! I just saw this linked up at the Happy Hour Projects link up Friday party and now I think I will shop in my pantry for a can I can empty just to do this! ;) Will add to my pinterest board so I can remember how :D

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    1. YOu so have to make these Maribel - they are great fun xx

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  39. These are really, really cute! I love them PLUS I'll be featuring them tomorrow. Thanks so much for linking up to IT's PARTY TIME. Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds

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  40. Ohmygosh so freakin adorable! Great idea. I love the added touch of painting the inside of the heart!

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  41. WOW!!!!! Super creative!! I love to recycle my cans :)
    Stop by to link every week. You are so crafty!
    http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-party-5.html
    Nancy

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  42. Super:) Fajny pomysł:)

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  43. hi there!! I just wanted you to know that this inspired me and I am going to use one of your photos as an inspiration photo on my blog! I will of course link back to you. Please let me know if you'd rather me not! Thanks :-)
    Luisa @ http://www.livingandlearningwithluisa.com/

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    1. Of course Luisa! I am so excited to see your post xx Nat

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