I don't know about you..but I'm a "saver"of stuff! I have bins in my supply closet of things I save for altering. I love the chance to make something old ...new again. There's something so rewarding about making something that can be enjoyed from something that might have just been tossed. As I dug around in one of my boxes of "saved goodies" I found a number of these little tins that I've saved over the last couple of years. Some were from Maya Road, some from Prima, and others were containers candles or other little things came in . The one below with the ribbon and flowers on it was from the Dollar store. They have them with the wedding decor.
I used the new Mini Vintage Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets and papers from the "Creating with Vintage Patterns" CD. I added strips of gems and pearls for embellishments, along with some other bits of trims.
I love this "bee" image. This tin came with a candle inside. Sure glad I didn't toss it, because I'm loving it now:)
Rarely do I use the sticky strips of pearls or gems, as I normally use them individually. But using the strips worked so great for edging these little tins.
I think this image is so pretty! The tin below is one of the ones you can find at the dollar store. You can get a number of them in a package for $1. ( I don't remember exactly how many..but it's a deal)
I did the one below to be a little less girlie.
The "Lacey" looking paper piece on the bottom half of the tin in the photo below is cut from the inside of the Creative Scraps sheet. Isn't it pretty:)
Oh.. the birds. Everyone loves the birds. lol
Remember ... before you toss it ....look again..... Can you create something beautiful with it? I think so :)
The weather has been just PERFECT here the last few days. I'm enjoying my flowers...
and Aly's enjoying being outside more to keep an eye on the squirrels. lol
The light coming in the dinning room windows tonight at dinner time was just so pretty. ( and no.. we didn't have "pears" for dinner. They just happen to be on the table. lol)
And .. on my way home from my visit with mom ... I got to enjoy another gorgeous sunset. Windows down.. a favorite CD in... and I'm a happy girl!
Lots to be thankful for once again.
Enjoy your weekend!