Friday, October 10, 2014

Repurposing/Christmas Ornament

Hello everyone! 
So excited to be back to share with you my first Inspiration Emporium Project for October! 
Every month there is also a fun challenge over on the Inspiration Journal and I decided to do that for my first project! 
The challenge was "in disguise"  so I decided to re purpose a magnetic tin...
I LOVE re purposing...always looking at things to see what else they might become or what else something could be used for.
I have these tins that I use to organize with. 
You know, the ones that are magnetic.
I don't use them anymore for that but I didn't want to throw them out either. 

So I sat there staring at it thinking....
What about a Christmas ornament, wink. 
I usually like to make one each year to add to the collection. 
So I pulled out some supplies and got busy.  
First I covered the outside of the tin with Tim's Tissue Tape and added a coat of Matte Medium to keep it all in place.  After that dried, I put some Antique Bronze Distress Paint and White Picket Fence Distress Paint on my craft sheet with a bit of water from my mini mister and painted it on using my finger. I wanted it to be a thin coat so you could see the Tissue Tape Design. 
After drying that I put another coat of Matte Medium so the Rock Candy glitter could be added. 
I just rolled the tin in it and set it aside to let that dry. 
Now, before I did all that I removed the plastic transparency from the lid to use that as my pattern for the backing paper.  The snowflake paper is from Tim's Merriment Paper Stash. 

 Using the Ideaology Letterpress for the 25 I painted that with Picket Fence, dried and then inked just the numbers with Wendy Vecchi Archival Red Geranium. 
The Stocking is from Tim's Mini Blueprint 5 set. 
I used fired Brick Distress ink as well as the Fired Brick Distress marker to color it. 
Then used glossy accents and Rock Candy glitter on the white part of the stocking. 
 All the embellishments were glued on with Glossy Accents for a strong hold. 
The Idealology Star is adhered stacking several pop dots. 
Before adding all this inside the tin, I used a Crop-a-dile to punch two holes through the tin. 
Tinsel Twine makes the perfect hanger. I just tied it into a know one end and threaded it through the top hole. The Bauble was added as well to the bottom.  I need to seal that hole so I could add some loose Rock Candy Glitter so after attaching the Bauble I put Glossy Accents all around the hole.  This took about an hour to dry...had to cook dinner anyway, wink. 

 After is was completely dry and poured some Rock Candy Glitter into the open tin, closed it up with the lid and there you have it! 
Oh and there is a little bit of Remnant Rub on the transparency. 
 You can find these little magnetic tins all over.  I've seen them in office supply stores, bed bath and beyond and even in the kitchen section as spice holders. 
All the other goodies can be found at Inspiration Emporium.  
If you use my discount code "inkgirl" you will get 10% off your order!!! 
Who doesn't like a discount? 
If your local to me you can also find a lot of the supplies at She Scrapbooks
So happy shopping and I hope you will come back soon. 
Tomorrow Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 13 goes live..and let me just tease you a little and say it was a super fun one, hehehe. 


  1. Hello upcycling!!! LOVE your ornament Yvonne! Also, congrats again on the new DT position!

  2. This is so cool and so love! Great re-purpose !

    1. Thanks for your sweet comment Rea' it was a fun one to make!

  3. what a great in disguise project...a treasured momento for many christmas seasons to come...hugs kath xxx

    1. Thank you Kath! I'm looking forward to seeing this one on the tree, wink. BIG hugs back! XX

  4. Totally Fun, Yvonne!! Love how you've re-used this little container and turned it into this lovely piece of Christmas eye candy :) Such a wonderful keepsake ornament! XOXO-Shari T.

  5. Oh ah how did I miss this.....what a gorgeous vintage piece and what a transformation! Now you have a wonderful Christmas decoration. Beautifully done Yvonne. Karen.x