Simply Decorating A Little Bin
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The project I’ve got to show you today is converting a little tub into a little bin to put on the table by Mam’s bed.
When I give Mam her inhalers there’s one that has a little capsule that needs throwing away after she’s inhaled the contents, and she also has other inhalers that shouldn’t go into the recepticle for rubbish that Mam has on the other side of her bed after she’s finished using them, and these things all start pileing up on on the table by the door. So I told Mam that, as soon as I had a little container empty that I’d decorate it so that these little things could be put in it without it being obviously a bin but being decorative as well.
So this week I had a container empty and set to work decorating it very simply in muted colours as she didn’t want something too “in your face” or that would clash with her flowers, etc.
What I Did
I took an empty Lepicol container and removed the label from it. This left a sticky resedue, but this didn’t matter as I intended to cover it in any case.
A couple of weeks ago in Sunday School we’d done some marbling to decorate around some Bible verses (I’ll describe what we did and show you the results in a post before long), and I’d finished off after the children by using the things we had out to decorate lots of sheets of white cardstock. I decided to use a couple of these to decorate the pot.
I started by wrapping one of the marbled sheets around the pot and stuck it in place using ultra tacky tape and some glue. I cut a circle from the other sheet and stuck it to the top using the same things.
I then took some 160gsm white paper and stamped on some leaves from the Artisan Design UK and coloured them in using water colour pens
+++ Artisan Design has a new launch on HOCHANDA at 10am and 2pm on 21st July 2019 with a new launch – keep an eye out for the fab samples that various people have been putting online as well +++
I stuck some ribbon around the top of the marbled paper around the pot as well as down the seam before cutting out the leaves and sticking them on as well.
Like I said – simple and muted – a bit autumnal really.
What I Used
- Marbled Cardstock (Keep an eye out for a post about how I did this before long)
- Empty Lepicol Tub
- Ultra Tacky Tape
- Pinflair Glue
- Artisan Design UK – Keely’s Garden Collection 1 – Broad Leaves and Keely’s Garden Collection 1 – Tree Leaves
- Coffee Coloured Archival Ink
- Stamping Platform
The Finished Bin
Here’s the lid
From the side
At an angle
And here’s a look at all around it.
A Catchup On Previous Posts
As I’ve been getting back into doing things online, following my cateract operation and the slight complication of the corneal odeoma, I’ve realised that I’ve not put links up to all the posts that have gone online during the last couple of months. So I thought I’d just put a quick list of all June and July posts up here in case you’ve missed seeing them.
Not a lot of posts I know – I was already on a go slow with my crafting before the operation because of using all my energy to try and pick the gooseberries before the birds got them. Unfortunately the birds got the majority of the blackcurrents while I wasn’t up to going out after the op. The solar powered pest scarer kept them off a couple of trees, but the birds had a field day with the majority of them.
I still have a few items that I’ve finished but not blogged yet, so keep an eye out for those over the next couple of weeks.
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