Thursday, July 15, 2010

Upcycling tins!!



Recycling and Reusing can lead to creative solutions.. Upcycling tins makes them a perfect solutions to hold and organize the brushes, paints, pencils....

Let's see what you need for this project..


You need  Aluminum Tins..large sized.. The ones I have are mainly Alphonso mango tins which I brought to make Mango Lassi...


You also need  your favorite magazines, comics and children's books.. I grew up reading Russian books and Indian comics.. I love the beautiful illustrations in these books.. I dreamt of the mysterious and magical lands in the stories..

First, empty, wash and clean the tin.. Then , print the pages of the books you like.. I don't have the heart to tear pages from my books.. They are too special to me.. once printed, cut them to your tins size and paste.. That's it!! very personal touch to your tins..


See it is that easy.. Isn't it better than the plastic organizers...Try it out!!

                        Visit Susan's Met Monday to view many more fantastic projects!!!!!

13 comments:

Julie said...

This is my kind of project!!! Thanks!!!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Julie!! Do try it!!

Regina said...

Great idea.
Thank you for sharing.

Patricia Torres said...

super impressive idea!! I'm going to try this for sure... You make it look soooooooooo simple & easy!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Regina and Patricia!! Its very easy ..try it out!!

GB said...

Hi Purnima, this is soo cool!

I'm thinking about a reduce,reuse,recycle week and was wondering if I could rope you in for one of your fabulous projects...I still remember that DIY lamp you had made (from your earlier blog)...please do let me know.

cheers,
Gagan

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Gagan!! Ok sure, love to!! will get in touch with you!!

ayamlin said...

these magazines look very beautiful!
are they old magazines?
I wanna decolate them at my room!
Recycled cans look also cute!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks ayamlin!! These are Russian and Indian comics/story books from my childhood , i.e, 20-25years back! Not sure if the Russians still release them but the Indian versions are available online here..http://www.amarchitrakatha.com/

Crafty Mom said...

love the creative cans! perfect! :)
new GFC follower. can follow back @ http://mycraftymom.net THX

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Crafty Mom!! sure.. I love craft-arty blogs!!

TheKeyBunch said...

These are lovely! To increase the life of your work, you could try applying a layer of modge podge (used in decoupage) on your finished tins.

Great post, and I think I will be using many of your upcycling ideas.

Sharon

Shannon said...

I'm also featuring some tins over at my blog. Great minds think alike!

Getting into truffle

ShareThis