I have friends that collect trash, cast-offs and junk and then give it to me to repurpose. I know I’m not the only one with such good friends. (Thanks to other bloggers I know this.) Every time it happens I’m equally giddy that they thought of me and embarrassed that when they thought,”Who should I give this cast-off to?” they thought of me. But friends and family, please don’t stop. I love the inspiration that a new container provides me.
I quickly printed it out on white card stock and then used the lid to trace out the portion of the image that I wanted. Unfortunately it wouldn’t all fit (and I didn’t have the patience to figure out how to resize it). But the portion of the image that I wanted did fit on the lid, so I was fine with cutting away the bottom portion. (note to self – figure out how to resize before the next inspiration hits).
A quick coat of Mod Podge on the back of the paper and woo hoo, we’d be good to go. Sigh. In my excitement, I managed to smudge some of the ink. It looked much worse in person. (note to self – when printing image off of computer, let ink dry thoroughly before Mod Podging.)
Since there are no mistakes in crafting (ha!) only opportunities to embellish, I decided to disguise the smudges by aging the image. I grabbed my brown ink pad and a make-up sponge and got to work.
The brown ink helped hide my smudges age the paper nicely. I also aged the top of the tin so it wasn’t such a stark white next to the paper.
I used glue strips along the entire length of tape so that it would be securely attached to the metal lid.
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.