Sunday, February 24, 2013

Recyling Containers with Sandie Edwards

My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member Sandie Edwards is back to share how she used her leftovers from our February Main kit to transform a beverage container into a beautiful desk accessory!

Here's Sandie...


Using some of the left over papers and embellishments from the Main Kit, I recycled a sturdy drinking chocolate container, and turned it onto something I will be happy to show on my desk now. I seriously, did have the old chocolate container on my desk.

1. Firstly, cover your container with Gesso – I find this important as it helps adhere to a once shiny surface.


2. Once dry, measure the width of container and cut paper to size. Wrap paper around the tin, so that the paper slightly overlaps. Mark lightly with a pencil, and cut on pencil line. Apply a light brush of distress ink over all paper edges.

3. Apply a strong adhesive tape to wrong side of paper – with tin standing upright, place paper edge onto work surface and bring closer to container. Balancing both on a work surface will remove the possibility of wrong placement. Wrap around container, and press to adhere.


4. Using alphabet, write a title for your container, using photograph as an example.

5. Decorate the container with various elements, tags, buttons, ribbon, string, more tiny alpha’s, etc.


6. Optional: Apply ribbon to inside rim of container, as pictured. Adding ribbon will aid in protecting any items against the ‘tin’ edge, and also eliminates a lot of the ‘clanging’ when pulling things in and out.


Group several containers, of various size together for a wonderful storage solution for your work area!

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Sandie Edwards
My Creative Scrapbook Design Team member

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