RSS Feed

Tag Archives: paper

Tin Can Transformation

Every time I open a can of veggies or soup, I think about the many project ideas I’ve seen on Pinterest.  After collecting a bunch of cans, I thought it was time to give one of the projects a try.  I was drawn to the visual on one pin I found.  However it didn’t have a project associated to it.  So I made up my own version based on the inspiration.  The finished products can be used to store office supplies or make-up brushes or anything you can think to store in them.

Supplies:

  • cans in various sizes (or all the same if that is the desired end result)
  • decorative papers (or tissue paper)
  • Glue
  • sponge applicator
  • Rub’n Buff in antique gold
  • metal brads (if desired- or any other decorative items)

original pin can

Original Pin inspiration

supplies

Cans and the papers to cover them

glue

Use the sponge applicator to apply glue to can

base paper

Cut paper to size and wrap around can- I used a two-handed twisting motion around the can to ensure that the paper adhered completely & applied extra glue at the overlap seam

paper stripe

Adding the center band

paper completepaper on all 3

The brown center band applied

adding gold

Applying the antique gold Rub’nBuff – I love this stuff!

gold accents on can

Adding the metallic finish to the top and bottom edges and blending on the paper

gold paper flowers

I made paper flowers that are finished using the antique gold and metal brads

small can complete

I glued the paper flower direct to the finished can

cans complete

The completed trio

cans in use

The completed cans in use

medium can complete

Crafty Coasters

You know those cardboard coasters that many people collect from different bars?  Before tossing them into the recycle bin, I wondered if there was something I could do with them.  Pinterest to the inspirational rescue.  I discovered two different ideas and kind of morphed them into my own take on it.  I didn’t have decoupage, so I checked out Pinterest and made my own. I grabbed some interesting papers and those cardboard coasters and decoupaged away.

coaster pin inspirationoriginal pin coasters

Original inspirations from Pinterest

decoupage diy

DIY decoupage

materials ready to go

Decoupage, coasters, sponge applicator

prepping the papers

I shredded the papers to apply to the coaster

starting to decoupagesaturate the coaster

I had to thoroughly saturate the coaster and paper to ensure adhesion

fully glazed

four completed

prop them up on cardboard scraps

I propped the coasters up on scrap cardboard to dry so they didn’t stick to the work area

trim the excess paper

After they completely dried, I trimmed off the excess paper along the edge

completed coasters

The four completed coasters

coaster in use

Coaster in use

pretty presentation

Tie them nicely with ribbon or yarn and they are a great handout at showers or weddings

(or simply a nice handmade gift for someone)