Thursday, February 6, 2014
Recycled Valentine Tea Tin
Next I affixed a paper doily (stained with Tim Holtz Distress tea ink pad) and a trimmed greeting card (from a Barnes and Nobles Valentine greeting card box). Flowers from my stash were glued on with 3 in 1 Beacon glue (a personal favorite from BFC).
I believe the beauty of a project is often in simplicity and the attention you give to the details. The decorative top was made by combining a printed flower and a pre-made lacey crochet rosette....no work, just glue. Just in case someone looks at the bottom of the tea tin, I glued on a circle of the same Valentine printed brown kraft paper....attention to details remember?
Anyway, although this looks nothing like Yvonne's beautiful decorated tins, I think it has a similar feel and stems from the desire to not waste a perfectly good tin just because it's empty. Now what should I fill this one with....cookies, candies, embellishments.....maybe be a personally mixed tea blend? How's that for recycling come full circle?