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« on: April 18, 2010 03:52:26 PM »

Ever get that huuuge tin of Danish cookies that never end? I did, but the tin remains. I'd like to use it for storage but I'm not quite sure the best way to decorate.

Does paint work? Decoupage?

How do I make the tin look like an expensive storage piece?


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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010 08:31:44 PM »

You can definitely spray paint your tins - If you're into tole painting, then a flat based spray on primer needs to be used first.
I've used pages from a wallpaper sample book and hot-glued them on the outside too- but you need to use a high temp glue stick (kinda yellowy colour rather than the whitish coloured ones...and they're chubbier too) or else your paper will fall off.
you can use mactac - (shelf liner adhesive vinyl?) - whatever you call it - and have a sharp x-acto knife blade
Mine had victorian pictures on the outside and so I made a sewing kit out of it. it was decorative enough to look like a household item, but it's next to my chair and I can sew a button or mend a sock while watching the tv.
Use magnet sheets - decorate them and just stick them on. When you want to change them, just peel them off!
Make a unique light - Fill with water, freeze, using a nail & hammer punch holes in a design all the way around ( making a paper template & drawing a design should be a good idea first), melt your ice and dry thoroughly - you can use a tealight candle inside - since this is the big sized tin - or if you're handy, wire  a simple nightlight sized bulb inside it. Turn off the lights & let your creation shine!

whatever you choose to do, have fun!

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