Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sweet Treat Thursday -- Altered Tin

Sweet Treat Thursdays are all about food -- our other favorite topic -- and features ways to embellish/wrap/present something edible. CAUTION: May be hazardous to your waistline!

Hi everyone,

Today, we're going low-cal. Since I'm always trying to find healthy treats for Stuuph because of her diabetes, I came upon these yummy gluten-free pretzels that are actually tastier than the regular ones. So I keep a bag on my desk to satisfy my cravings. Unfortunately, the bag is quite unattractive and... we won't have any of that in the craft room! Things have to be pretty :-)

So I this tin in my "to be altered" stash and cracked, cracked open a pack of the new Celebrations DSP and went to work!

Ooooh, ain't she puuuuurdy?! I love my new pretzels tin.

In its original state, the tin was a dark green so I had to cover up the lid with some white gesso, then white acrylic paint. I went around the lid with a piece of 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain ribbon. For the top of the lid, I cut out a circle out of Pear Pizzazz cardstock, then added some self-adhesive die-cuts from the Celebrations Quick Accents. I made the flower for the top with Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon, a button and some thread.

For the label, I spelled the word "Treats" with the Vintage Type Rub-Ons inside a label die-cut, also from the Celebrations Quick Accents. I also added some Real Red Buttons dressed with Rhinestone Jewels in the middle.

I'm really loving the bright colors and my pretzels have never tasted so good!!!

Have a nice stampin' day! CeeCee


krogilbert said...

Moi qui n'aime pas ca, tu donnerais le gout de manger n'importe quoi présenté la dedans!!!! J'adore les belles couleurs vives et tes supers fleurs en rubans, bien hate de voir comment tu fais ca! Félicitations!

Stephanie Pezolet said...

So bright and cheerful! Love it :D

Linda said...

I would love to know how to make that ribbon flower on the tin!