Friday, 28 May 2010

Altered Tins -- Again!


My crafty friends know that I love to create altered art. I can take a discarded tea or chocolate tin or an old box and turn it into a decorative and functional item.

I used to make a lot of altered pieces, which I would use as end-of-year teachers' gifts -- usually the boxes and tins would be stuffed with chocolate. However, my moody teenager son told me that they don't do gifts for teachers any more. That would be the height of embarrassing to tote in gifts. Poor teachers!

However, I've been itching to do some more altering, and I've been saving some perfectly sized boxes and tins for the last year. I decided to show some of the ladies in my crafting group how to alter using glue and designer patterned paper.

One of my friends, Ruthann, picked out some gorgeous paper to use on her box. I loved it so much that I had to copy hers! The altered tea tin that I made was inspired by Ruthann's design.