In order to stay grounded, it is important to reflect on where you come from. In my case, creatively speaking anyway, one of the very first crafty things I did was altering used food cans with pretty paper. As "scrapbook paper" wasn't around in the 60's, I used wrapping paper and wallpaper book samples.
I carefully measured the can's perimeter and length, and then cut (with scissors, no paper cutters then either)the paper to the appropriate size. To make it stick, stay stuck and protect it from tearing, I used Mod Podge. I think I was MP's very first
Facebook fan. And because I've always been good at multi-tasking (a girl can dream, can't she?), this project probably also fulfilled one of my Girl Scout badges!
So, here is today's take on one of my earliest altered artwork projects. Sure wish I had a photo of the ones I made a mere few decades ago.
|Coordinating paper to mix & match|
|The cans covered with beautiful patterned paper|
|Bright acrylic paint to coordinate perfectly with the paper|
|Painted wooden clothespins|
|Altered painted clothespins with paper, ribbon and matching tags|
|Finished can embellished with flower, button, ribbon, and rhinestones.|
And clipped clothespin with attached tag. This one is for brushes.
|And this one for my scraps of ribbon.|
|For my markers.|
|This tiny can was added to the mix to house my pink button collection.|
|My new colorful cans to help me stay organized.|
|Now to organize the rest of my life... |
Linking to these fun parties:
Nifty Thrifty Things
Beyond the Picket Fence Under $100 Linky Party
Wayward Girls Crafts Weekend
Today's Creative Blog
Lindsey's Inspiring Creations
Paisley Passions Thrilling Thursday
Making the World Cuter Mondays
These are really cool. I just found your blog and am having a lot of fun checking it all out.ReplyDelete
These turned out great! You did an awesome job! Thanks for stopping by and linking. :)ReplyDelete
These are great - I may have to make some for my studio!!ReplyDelete
BLOG HOPping around with 'Weekend Blog Hop' - I am now a follower of your blog, wont you also follow me?? ~KM
Krafty Max Originals
What a fun organizer! Nice job!ReplyDelete
Love these! I really like the paper you used and the tags and clothespins look great!ReplyDelete
Those would be perfect in my craft room! super cuteReplyDelete
Tiffany, I blog over at
hi doreen! lovely blog and what great inspiration, thanks for sharing! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for stopping by today and taking the time to drop a comment...
Have an EXTRAORDINARY day!
I love how they look together... Such a nice idea..ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.. :)
Oh how I love these!! Perfect project for me and my kiddos to do over spring break!!ReplyDelete
Glad to know I'm not alone in collecting food cans! esp the tall spaghetti and wide allen bean cans. I can get my hands into those easy enough. Cute and useful project - yes, badge worthy ;)ReplyDelete
Stopping by to let you know I featured your tin cans today on Made in a Day!ReplyDelete
Superb, and very economical, you were able to turn these tin cans into fancy custom tin containers or pretty pencil holders.ReplyDelete