Thursday 14 February 2013

Tutorial Thursdays - Tin Crafts

Welcome to Tutorial Thursdays on Marigolds' Loft.
I hope you are all having a super Valentines' Day thus far :)
Today I want to show you how to recycle a tin into a wonderful gift giving container.

To make this craft you will need:

an empty fruit tin with lid
A serviette with motif that you would like to use
*Miralight (an air-drying clay)
*Antique Lack (a lack that will allow the top coat to crack)
*BasisDecor (I use this white paste to cover the Antique lack)
*Gonidecor (A universal paint to use as a base coat, and to tint the BasisDecor)
*Finisher (Top Coat, water resistant)

Remove the sticker on the tin and paint the tin and lid with your base colour.

Whilst that is drying, make a ball out of the clay and allow to dry on a kebab stick.

Once the tin is dry, paint with a layer of the Antique Lack. 
Allow to dry.

Now coat with Basisdecor, in the opposite direction to the lack. Apply enough and do not paint more than once. Cracks should start to appear almost immediately.

Cut your Serviette Motif to the size you need it, and remove the bottom two layers.
If the layers do not come off very easily, slightly wet your finger and press against the back layers. They should then come away quite easily.

Place your motif where you would like to see it on the tin, and paint over it with the Finisher to seal the tin and make it water resistant.

By now your clay ball should be dry, paint it with a colour that suits you and allow to dry.

Glue the ball onto the middle of the tin lid:

Allow to dry and then fill your tin with some yummy goodies:

Replace the lid and wrap for a wonderful, recycled, Handmade Gift.

Do come back tomorrow as I have a guest post with some other nifty ideas on the re-uses of tins. 


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Now it is your turn-----
Are you ready to get your craft on?

I hope so, I would love to be able to visit your Blogs and be in awe of your amazing handiwork.

Thank you to all of you who linked up last week, I so appreciate being able to visit such creative folk :).

There was a link that was the most visited form last week, here it is:

Thanks Regula, such a cute idea.

I have two personal choices for feature this week. They are:

How cute are these cup pads by Joanna @ Be Creative Mommy

And an amazing sewing tutorial by Deby @ So Sew Easy

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Please feel free to link up your crafts below.

They do not have to be tutorials, I would love to see any crafts.

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  1. thanks so much for this fab party!

    hugs x

  2. Natalie I love your tutorial. It's my favorite for now.
    Thanks for hosting

  3. Love the tin, it's so pretty! Visiting from Happy Hour Projects :)


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