09 October 2022

A New Painted Tin

Hi friends!

Oh tin containers! How much do I love thee?

Let me count the ways:

I turned an empty lip balm tin into a cute holder for pins or paper clips...TADA!

I transformed an empty cookie tin to hold sewing supplies...TADA!

I wrapped an empty tea tin with floral paper to store candy...TADA!

Watercolor half pans, pans for watercolor paint, plastic cubes for paint, watercolor paint, gouache paint, paint swatch

An empty mint tin is now a travel watercolor palette...TADA!

This is another tea tin that I painted and made into a recipe box...TADA!

Martha Stewart Adhesive Stencils, stencils, stick-on stencils

I gave an empty popcorn tin new life as a recycling bin...TADA!

And here I am again, with a new tin to work on:

This was once home to Colombian coffee. 

I painted it in a deep black and let it dry for a few hours.

With a white pencil, I sketched some poppies and cosmos flowers. 

I chose a palette of orange and pink acrylic paint.

Then I painted the flowers, allowing the paint to dry before adding another layer.

I now present, my floral tin container:

I'll use it to wrap a present. That way, the recipient can reuse the can when it's her turn to give a gift. 

These are just some of the fun ways to turn empty tin containers from "blah to TADA!"

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  1. I love the new tin! The bright flowers pop against the black background.:-)

    1. Thank you so much Priscilla! Have wonderful week!


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