Saturday, January 12, 2013

Altered Tin

Altered Tin
This tin was originally a black velvet covered jewellery box with silk lining Not a vintage tin or anything fancy! You probably have one of these at home collecting dust...and boy do they collect dust!

When I took the material off there was a lovely smooth tin just right to glue onto. Lucky me!

Small book (op shop find)
Key (op shop find)
Small piece cut from crochet doily, button attached to make a flower (op shop find)
Lace doily (you guessed it....op shop find!)
Scrap cloth dyed with coffee
Duck feathers.  
PVA glue.

I was really happy with the sweet tin and the way it nestled on the page with the other elements. (See below)

See the other Sweet Sunday posts here. Tin also posted on Pinterest.


  1. How creative, clever and very pretty! Re-inventing and re-cycling can be so much fun! And the result is unique!

  2. Thanks Gemma. I think starting with recycled or re purposed material adds to the whole feel of something. It feels good to do it too:)


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