Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Clover Spice Tin

You may remember the altered spice tin I posted last summer.  Well, I had another empty tin in the stash...a bit smaller this time...and transformed it into this mini spring clover tin.  It currently resides under a cloche in my dining room.  The rectangle shape of spice tins is easy to cover with decorative paper and the small size makes for a quick project.

A Few Details:
  • The paper I used is from a 6x6 pad and the spice tin was a little over 3" high.  To make sure I had enough paper to go all the way around and have nice, neat edges, I used tissue tape on the top and bottom edges. 
  • More My Mind's Eye paper transforms the functional into the decorative.  I liked the "dry goods" text...thought it was very appropriate for an altered spice tin!  Some lace and buttons soften things up.
  • This beautiful clover bouquet is from The Graphics Fairy.  I printed it on white paper, layered in onto cardboard and moss cardstock, colored it, then fussy cut.  
  • I cut a piece of floral foam to fit the tin, adding a few pebbles to the bottom of the tin for weight balance before adding the floral foam.  The clover bouquet is glued to a craft stick and stuck into the floral foam.  For extra security, I added some glue to the craft stick before I shoved it into the foam.  Reindeer moss covers the floral foam and a few springs of silk greenery help fill out the "floral" arrangement and camouflage the back of the clover bouquet.

This will be pretty decor from St. Patrick's Day through Easter.

The Graphics Fairy:  Brag Monday
Inspiration Emporium: Go Green
Simon Says Stamp: Simon Says "A Bit O' Green"
Craft Room Challenge: Some Shabby Vintage
Shopping Our Stash: Challenge #43 - Food / Beverage

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Mellow Moss’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Two ‘Rosy’
Image: The Graphics Fairy
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Frayed Burlap’, ‘Old Paper’; Martha Stewart craft markers
Embellishments: Reindeer moss; Darice greenery; Close to My Heart buttons; lace; Papertrey Ink rustic button twine; Tim Holtz tissue tape ‘Nostalgic’
Tools:  Glossy Accents; craft stick; floral foam; pebbles; foam ink blender; wire
Misc: Spice tin; recycled cereal box


  1. Lovely creation!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

  2. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxx

  3. This is beautiful, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Wow what a brilliant project, Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week
    Jacqui x

  5. that is a great project and an awesome way to repurpose those tins - thanks for joining in at shopping our stash's food and drink challenge this week!

  6. What a cool altered project, I definitely need to do more of that! Love that you used real foliage! Thanks for joining us this week over at SOS (Shopping Our Stash).

  7. Victoria - this is fabulous!!! xo

    -pamela :)

  8. Another Great Project!

  9. This is so cute! What a great idea.

  10. Ooooh, I love what you've done with this! A fantastic idea. Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x


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