Wednesday, 25 February 2009

old to new - turtles tin!

Old to new... so recyclable, so rustic, so... NEW! I love creating new things from the old. This tin (believe it!) used to be a turtle's chocolate tin! The orange and white stripes are part of the original pattern!
The wings were cut from some scrap fabric. I also cut out the guitar freehand. The background is just plain old newspaper. Very recycled!
Instead of trying to cover the whole edge with paper, I just wrapped some lace and ribbon around it. So simple... except for the struggle with streching the lace enough to get the safety pin in :P
I tied a "bow" in front.... maybe I should stick with knots lol
I challenge you all to make something new from a recyled item! Please let me know if you have posted anything recyled and I will most definately go check it out! Thanks!
Supply list:
  • ink- tea dye distress ink
  • paper- orange, newspaper, chocolate chip, metalic gold(ish)
  • other- safety pins, lace, ribbon, wings, turtle's tin


Anonymous said...

I love that winged guitar. I can't believe you drew it yourself. Okay well I can believe, Im just sayin' its good, and Im jealous. ha ha.

peata said...

love it.
upcycle all the way!!

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