Storage Tins

Gwenfro Gifts

I thought I would share this simple idea with you. I went to a craft fair and the stall next to me was all about recyling. They had some lovely containers which I didn’t automatically recognise as tins, but there were.

So I went home and made my own version and thought I would share them with you crafters out there.

Screen Shot 2019-06-29 at 19.05.38Take a tin, any tin, and take the label off it. You may have to scrub the bit where the glue has been. I would also put it in the dish washer to sterilise it.

Next step is to paint your tin and line it. I use lining paper for decorating. It’s thick and curls the right way. It will stick snugly under the lip of the tin. Be careful there is no sharp edges. I tend to find those that can be opened with a tab rather than the tin opener are not sharp.

I use a cross stitch a picture of what it will contain, simpluy because I love cross stitching. You need to stitch something that is quick and easy, or perhaps add a photo or something you have downloaded to show what it could contain. Make sure the photo is free to use. I use Pixabay for photos.

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I’ve just made this to hold knitting needles in. There are lots of things you can put in the tins, like crayons, pencils, etc. So  adapt the picture to show whatever you like.

I also used string to go at the top and bottom, secured with a Prit stick. Then just put embellishment in the centre, or decorate it as you will.

 

My Week in Pictures

by Karen J Mossman

Today is chill out Sunday. A day to sit back and relax, which is what I did. This made me think of the all the things I’d achieved last week.

 

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Besides writing, I love crafts and the top row of the picture shows containers made from painted recycled baked beans tins. With a little decoration and a cross stitch picture, they look totally different.

I also played around with pom-poms and made this cool little owl.

Next to that are flowers in a pot made from crocheted daisies.

The pink knitting is actually a multicoloured wool where it changes colour the more you knit. I saw this cute baby hat that seemed quick and easy to make, so started it last night.

I walk my dogs every day and if we go to the park we come across this beautiful palamino horse. Last year, I was calling one of the dogs back, when the horse came running over. Now I make sure I have a carrot with me, so I can give him a shout and and stroke him, too.

Two of my Electric Eclectic books came out in paperback. Distant Time and Down by the River. I’m really looking forward to receiving my copies.

And lastly I have a new Electric Eclectic book coming out. The Magic of Stories has been republished under the EE banner, and is full of short stories and poetry with a new cover and even more content. It will have a slightly different launch to that we have done before. I look forward to sharing it with you soon.

What about your week? What have you achieved or done, we’d love to know