Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Tilda Tin

I am such a fan of baby milk tins and keep my flour and muesli in old ones from Georgia's baby days. I do feel guilty even recycling Bens ones but this one has been rescued from the great metal crusher in the sky and has been given the Tilda treatment!!

I covered it with Colorbok paper and cut out the adorable birdhouses from a Panduro collage sheet..The largest birdhouse is foam mounted and the smaller ones are flush with the tin. Pretty lace and ric-rac around the edges to make it extra girly.These colours are so easy to work with, why did I never clue onto this before? My pastel fear has turned into pastel fetish!!

I kept the lid red because if I had painted it the paint would have cracked with the constant opening of the lid and I like the touch of vava voom.

I used a variety of paper, net and Laura Ashley fabric circles to create the flower on top and a jumbo sized brad painted to match and secured through the lid.
The opposite side has foam letters saying My Hair Stuff and some large beautiful birds from the collage sheet. I am hoping it may inspire her to keep her hair accessories tidy!! Somehow I doubt it will happen though!!

Georgia now has two matching items for her room.....just one more to go...hmmmm what can I get my hands on next.......I feel a bird house coming on!!

Love and altered organisation psychology Ruth x

5 comments:

Talking Horses Arts said...

Really cool idea! Love what you've done with it!
Next...birdhouse???
Can't wait to see!!
Andrea.

Jamie said...

Cute Ruth!!! Lokks like nothing is safe in your home from the "altering"):):):)LOL!!! Love it!!! Hope you and yours are doing good!!! Have a great week!
Hugs
Jamie

Toni said...

RUTH, THIS IS SO CUTE!!!! I JUST LUV UR WORK,,, U R SUCH A GREAT ARTIST!!!

Helena said...

OOh how pretty!!!

HOpe it works let me know if it does and I can do something similar for the girls, their hair stuff drives me nuts!

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LazyKay said...

Perfick! Lovely keepsake.

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