Thursday, March 21, 2013

For me?

Perhaps like many of you out there,
you make many craft projects, for your friends, for your family, often
even for complete strangers.
I know for me I very rarely make something for myself!
Today however I have a project that I made completely for ME!

See the problem is that I always needs a plethera of pens for my job.
I have a little locker at work, and the pens seem to just get thrown on the edge of the locker, and then of course they get lost!
So I decided to make the fun tin for all my little work items!

Here's the before picture
Yep, it's a large size Planters Roasted Almonds tin.

I covered it with some pretty papers from Heidi Grace.
And then I made the banners, I also used the Heidi Grace papers,
and I printed out the letters on my printer, and punched them out with a circle punch
then added them to the banners, punched holes for the twine, and voila, a banner.
Really that part was super easy!
Next I colored up this "color me wonderful" image from Saturated Canary

Here's her close up!  I am in love with her yellow dress
after all, yellow is my favorite color!
And it's a perfect springy color!
Finally at the bottom of the can I added a few stripes of twine from the twinery

Linking up to the challenges at:
The Twinery: Banners
Creative Inspirations: Spring Colors
Shopping our Stash: Spring or Easter
Simon Says Stamp: Easter or Spring
Bearly Mine: Anything Goes


  1. What a lovely Saturated Canary decorated tin you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week of “anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  2. Gorgeous! How fun to make something you can admire every time you use it! Thank you SO much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for our new challenge!
    Rene :D

  3. Great upcycle idea! Thanks for playing along with The Twinery!

  4. Fabulous project, loved that you repurposed and love your coloring. Thanks for playing along with the Spring/Easter challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  5. Oh, how fun is this?! And you're right, I rarely make anything for myself. :) Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  6. brilliant touch of recycling and thanks for sharing at Creative inspirations with our spring theme.

  7. What a beautiful container for your pens! You'll be smiling each time you reach for a pen!


Thank you for all your comments! They are the cherry on top of my sundae!