Before I say anything I have to apologize because this month I’m late to one of my favorite events, that is our Int’l Bloggers Club Challenge! As you already may know I moved last week and it’s been crazy up to the point not knowing which day I live. Anyway, if you are new to my blog you won’t know what it is this about so let me explain. A group of bloggers around the world are sharing their crafts, traditions and how’s life in different parts of the planet. Last month we talked about Outdoors Projects and the previous one was Epic Hits and Fails. This month is a cool one because we’ll be sharing Repurposed Tins… who else have lots and lots of tins at home? Then don’t miss what my friends have to share too.
I should start this post saying: “Hi, my name is Pili and I have an addiction. I’m addicted to empty jars and tins (among many other things)” . That means that I can’t just throw them away when they are empty because I wait for the inspiration one day. That day hasn’t arrived yet to use them all but you should have seen my husband’s face when he had to carry all the boxes… he didn’t find it as funny as me.
Another problem is that not only I have my own tins but people offer me theirs. A lady who follows me on Facebook contacted me once to tell me she was working on a coffee shop and she had plenty of big coffee tins and she was sure I could give them some use. What do you think I said? Yes, of course!!
It looked like this
Isn’t it great? I planned to decoupage a napkin and make a vase out of it. In order to do so, I painted all white and the reason is that the napkin is so thin it shows what’s underneath it so with white you have the perfect surface. Two coats of my homemade chalk paint were enough. The picture below shows it with only one.
Then I picked a beautiful napkin I had. I love everything nautical.
The next step was removing the two white layers from the napkin as I only needed the printed one. That avoids the damn bubbles when dealing with napkins.
I used a brush and some water to tear the napkin in half. I prefer this way instead of cutting it with scissors because the borders are more easy to integrate and make them unnoticeable.
Another trick that works for me is at first “gluing” the napkin with just water, this way you get hardly any wrinkles.
Before it dried (because then the napkin would fell off) I applied some ModPodge to the whole thing.
It was time for some fun! I mixed white and blue roughly because I wanted to give the tin a cloudy sky effect.
I dabbed some paint and played with different shades of blue and white to reach that effect.
I did the same with yellow and brown for the bottom.
Ta da!! Done, one pretty nautical vase to be displayed.
It ended up being part of the built-in I made for one of the apartments I decorated. I will share the tutorial too so stay tuned.
I hope you enjoyed my coffee tin makeover, I will share soon a paper bin made with the coffee tin and napkins too.
Thanks so much for visiting and don’t forget to stop by to see what the other ladies have to share!!
If you click on the pictures below you will get their posts, have fun with them!
Have a wonderful week!
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