Thursday, November 5, 2009

Autumn Tin

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still here! It has been a very hectic couple of weeks around here and I promise I have been crafting but it's mostly been for So You Think You're Crafty, so I can't really show you anything! Can I just say this competition is tough!

But, I did just make this autumn tin out of a really ugly Christmas tin I found at the dollar store! I really liked how it turned out and I can't wait to buy more tins and re-do them!

I love crafting, but I don't like to spend a ton of money so I try and keep the projects I make as simple and affordable as possible. I have found if you have these few crafting essentials then you can make just about anything!
*Scrapbooking paper.
I probably have thousands of sheets of different scrapbooking paper. I try to only buy it when it's on sale so I don't end up spending a fortune!
I LOVE ribbon. It's a great embellishment for any project and I also only buy ribbon when it's on sale. The type of ribbon I use the most is grosgrain.
I don't think it's any secret that I love using buttons! I LOVE buttons! I can't buy enough of them! They really make any project I am doing better and more finished looking.
*Mod Podge
I love using Mod Podge. It is so easy to work with and makes glueing paper on surfaces sooo much easier! The type I use the most is the matte finish.
*Distressing Ink
I am a big fan of making things looked distressed and used. I love using distressing ink, and when I don't have distressing ink I just use some paint and a dry brush to get the same effect.
*Hot Glue
Okay, I have a love hate relationship with hot glue but it makes glueing buttons, ribbons, and other embellishments soo much easier.

I know I have been a total slacker lately, but I am going to try to post more often! I don't know how people update their blogs once a day! I am so jealous of them!
Anyways, I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Kuka said...

oooh - thanks for sharing this tutorial - it looks like a great way to revamp old tins too!

Devonay@LumpkinAndMe said...

I'm a beginning crafter. Did you hot glue the ribbon? And is the word embellishment also from scrapbook paper? Thanks!

Lindsey said...

yes i hot glued the ribbon and the word is from scrapbook paper

V and Co. said...

see i need to get into the paper stuff...i'm not real good with that!!!
and i like what you did with the ugly tin...i've always just spray painted mine...i may just be inspired to get some paper and try it out!!! -v