Friday, February 22, 2013

Altered Project: Upcycled Metal Container (Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals)


This monogrammed metal tin originally held elastic pony tail holders. Since Alexa has outgrown the cute design on these hair accessories, I decided to repurpose and upcycle the tin.



I used my paper trimmer to cut a Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals canvas border (package pictured above) to size — one piece to fit the bottom portion of the tin and a thinner strip to go around the lid. The borders are adhesive so the strips stuck easily to the tin, no extra adhesive needed.


Here's a look at a Naturals flower atop the lid. I'm thinking I'll fill this with some paper clips and keep it on my desk. :)


Just in case this gave you some inspiration, be sure to check out Little Yellow Bicycle's "Show Us Your Natural Talent" contest going on now through March 17th. :)

Details here.

Linking up to:
Tip Junkie's Tip Me Tuesday 2/26/13
Blooming Homestead's Crafty Tuesday 2/26/13 and

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25 comments:

  1. This turned out super cute, Lisa. Boy, I love those Naturals. They look great here. Love how you used them. Terrific project.

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  2. watch out you will get hooked on re-purposing!! looks adorable!! Great work!!

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  3. OMYGOSH!! Toooooooooooo cute! I love love love that little flower you added!!!

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  4. How cute!! Sounds like you're hooked. Love the little flower.

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  5. What a great new look you gave that tin. Adorable.

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  6. What a sweet little makeover you gave that tin! Loving how you used the naturals border!

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  7. Really love those naturals, great tin :)

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  8. I would so want to get something cute in that adorable tin.

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  9. so cute Lisa - the natural line is great!

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  10. Looks great. I have a few containers that could use a facelift. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Lisa, this is so cute and fresh!! I love it!! xo Evie

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  12. What a great idea! LOVE the colors you've chosen!

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  13. Great recycling! I highly approve. :) The green tones go great with the "Naturals" flower. Looks like spring!

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  14. Those Naturals flowers really look neat! Love the tin. It turned out really well!

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  15. This is completely adorable and reminds me of spring!

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  16. So cute!Love the idea!! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  17. What a beautiful project far too cute for the desk , more like a dressing table

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  18. I love the green! It would be great for storing quilting pins :)

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  19. That is adorable! I love how it turned out. Thanks so much for coming by and linking up!

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  20. What a gorgeous upcycle! Great way to organize and have your paper clips handy.
    Thanks so much for sharing at my Real Family Fun link party.
    KC

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