Sunday, May 26, 2013

Upcycled Tin with fabric flowers

I am obsessed with tin makeovers these days. I have a huge stock of milk powder and milk supplement tins used by my daughter and mother-in-law.....

I started off with with this tin
covered it up with some scrap fabric using Mod Podge and added some paper ribbon.
For the fabric flowers I followed this tutorial. If you are as lazy as me when it comes to fussy cutting you can try this instead of cutting neat circles using a template- simply folded your approximately square piece of fabric multiple times as shown in the pictures and chomp off the top: shown by the black line in the central image of the collage (do forgive the crumpled fabric). You will get some sort of a crude circle which still gives you a beautiful flower...the ones I made are proof (ie if you find mine beautiful :P)
These flowers were soooo easy to make, by far the easiest fabric flowers I've tried my hand at!
I've used chenille sticks instead of floral stem. I found that chenille sticks are not able to take the weight of the flowers too well but they do give the flowers a nice wobbly effect. I hot glued the stems to the inside of the tin to keep the flowers in place.

linking up to:
Lessology #25 for the love of fabric


  1. AWESOME... that's the only word for the flowers!

  2. nice use of fabric like the flowers

  3. Oooooh...what a great use of the milk tin! Love this decorative piece with all the fabric blooms! Sooooooo pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  4. lovely make over tin Juhi, n thanks for the suggested tut. great fabric flowers ther

  5. Beautiful, wonderful for thinking green! Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

  6. WOW Beautiful.... Great Green Thinking !!! Thank you so much for joining us over @LESSology.... hugs.....x


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