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« on: June 09, 2009 02:31:51 PM »

my mom loves to send me care packages, which is of course awesome. recently she sent me a big tin of caramel corn and chocolate chip cookies-- also awesome. when I was done stuffing it all in my face, I was left with this big popcorn tin that would be cool for holding various knick knacks, brick-a-brack and what-have-you, but also featured a particularly corny (ha!) motif. so, I decided to decoupage. this coffee shop where I used to live had random comic books that you could take for free, so I cut up some of those and used them to transform the tin. (as usual, I neglected to take a before shot).




(I have no idea why this isn't rotated properly.)

I'm particularly proud of the lid:


and here it is in its new natural habitat, perched on my munch bookshelf:


in case you're curious, it now hold adapters, chargers, and other various cables. it also fights crime.
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009 02:53:57 PM »

I love this! I especially like how you were true to the shapes of the panels- it reinforces the comic book feel. I agree with you, the top's the best part.
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009 02:55:55 PM »

Love it. I myself have been saving tins and boxes, and have started decoupaging them too! I'm using maps and archie comic books so far. I think they're great for holding art supplies; much cuter than the plastic drawers I've been using. It's a good idea to hold cords and chargers in them... my cords get spread out all over, and i can never find them!
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009 03:02:17 PM »

i love it!especially the lid! you have good reason to be proud of it Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009 01:06:58 PM »

This is awesome! I love the idea! I have some plain hatboxes that I want to decorate. Perhaps I will try this. The whole thing turned out really great, but especially the lid. I like that it fights crime too.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009 06:01:37 PM »

i need to make my popcorn tin pretty. i use it for a trash can in my room but of course its christmasy Sad
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2009 07:25:20 AM »

You're lucky to have such mom Smiley Since i make decoupage I am looking for empty boxes in trash everywhere  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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