Monday, May 27, 2013

Upcycled Tin with fabric flowers

I am obsessed with tin makeovers these days. I have a huge stock of milk powder and milk supplement tins used by my daughter and mother-in-law.....

I started off with with this tin
covered it up with some scrap fabric using Mod Podge and added some paper ribbon.
For the fabric flowers I followed this tutorial. If you are as lazy as me when it comes to fussy cutting you can try this instead of cutting neat circles using a template- simply folded your approximately square piece of fabric multiple times as shown in the pictures and chomp off the top: shown by the black line in the central image of the collage (do forgive the crumpled fabric). You will get some sort of a crude circle which still gives you a beautiful flower...the ones I made are proof (ie if you find mine beautiful :P)
These flowers were soooo easy to make, by far the easiest fabric flowers I've tried my hand at!
I've used chenille sticks instead of floral stem. I found that chenille sticks are not able to take the weight of the flowers too well but they do give the flowers a nice wobbly effect. I hot glued the stems to the inside of the tin to keep the flowers in place.

linking up to:
Lessology #25 for the love of fabric

7 comments:

  1. AWESOME... that's the only word for the flowers!

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  2. nice use of fabric like the flowers

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  3. Oooooh...what a great use of the milk tin! Love this decorative piece with all the fabric blooms! Sooooooo pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

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  4. lovely make over tin Juhi, n thanks for the suggested tut. great fabric flowers ther

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  5. Beautiful, wonderful for thinking green! Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

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  6. WOW Beautiful.... Great Green Thinking !!! Thank you so much for joining us over @LESSology.... hugs.....x

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