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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Budget Storage

A couple of fun small projects for the budget .

Easy and inexpensive Ribbon storage idea
Tuesday Tutorials at Di Hickman's Blog ,via newsletter.
Thanks to You for sharing!
I love newsletters!Great source of information!

Here are a couple of metal tin projects for storage.

Both began originally as Cookie Containers.
The ribbons are leftover from Christmas packages that I received this past holiday and stored away for future use.

Gesso is used to first prime both the metal tins.

The first tin is covered with brushed on Gold Metallic Paint -dried and covered with Mod Podge,
added Alpha rub-on,tag and a ribbon-now is storage for all my small rulers.

Second cookie tin is also primed with Gesso and finished with Mod Podge.
I used a sponge to apply my paints first starting with the lighter colors and moving on to the darker shades.
Added my ribbon left over from a box of Christmas Candy.
Thanks for stopping by..hope you have a happy and creative day :)


Jacqueline said...

Those are so neat! I have some containers that I've saved to do something with. You may just inspire me to actually to it yet. :)

Lois aka katesmum said...

Great projects...I will have to get busy and find all my old tins (I tend to stash things away!)