Crafts That Take the Biscuit: An Upcycling Adventure
You know how it is after the festive season has come to an end. Boxes, wrapping paper, broken decorations, countless bottles, crackers tins, biscuit tins… all needed to be got rid of OR turned into a crafty project or two! In my case, it’s not only the stuff chez Turner Webster. The other day, my mother-in-law (Kath) came to visit and brought with her several unwanted biscuit tins, sure that I would be able to find a use for them. She was right! — Wendy Turner Webster
Biscuit Tin-Turned African Scene
The shape of the one featured here immediately made me think of a sunset. To give this project some purpose, I thought it would be good to have the ‘sun’ as a mirror.
To start with, I covered the entire tin with two coats of Debbi Moore’s Vintage Chic Chalk Paint. This went on like a dream and covered the metal without any problem.
I’ve recently started to use painted book pages in my various crafting activities and this time was no exception. All the paints used here are from the Liquid Buff-It range from Pinflair. They have amazing colours with a beautiful sheen finish, without going so far as to be outright ‘glitter’. The depth of the tin meant that I could create a 3D effect with the mountains, and a souvenir elephant I bought years ago whilst filming in Africa has now, finally, found his starring role!
As a vegan, I have to say that the original contents of Kath’s tin wouldn’t have given me any pleasure… but the new crafty content certainly brings great satisfaction!
What plans do you have to upcycle in the new year? Share your ideas in the comment box below!