Thursday, August 12, 2010

Butterfly Box

Why throw away used sweet tins when you can use them to create something special
Would you like to make lovely box like that, just follow this instructions:
What you will need:
  • napkin with a design that you want to use -I used one with butterflies
  • transparent,adhesive priming coat - I used one made by Nerchau
  • acrylic paint -choose your color, I used green
  • gloss or matt varnish - I used gloss
  • brushes and scissors
Of course you will need a large tin

First paint the metal box. You probably will need to put two or three coats of your paint
I had to put three coats of paint to cover everything.

While you waiting for your paint to dry cut out your motives from the napkin. Separate the bottom layer from the top layer

Once the paint is dry, put your adhesive priming coat on the motives, and stick your butterflies (or whatever design you have) to your tin, you can spread a little bit more of the adhesive on top of the motives when they are already on the box.

You will have to wait until everything is dry and then you can apply varnish. If you want it to be a bit of shiny use gloss varnish.

Leave it to dry and if needed put one more coat of varnish. Once it's done you can admire your new creation


Christine said...

It's really nice, I love saving tins and decorating them!

Ashley Sisk said...

Very cute - nice work.

Discovery School at First Baptist Heath said...

Super cute...I know what we are doing tomorrow when the thunderstorms come.. Thanks for the great idea and tutorial.

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Cecily said...

That tin turned out so pretty! Love it!

Anonymous said...

cute idea, I'll have to remember this when all the christmas cookie tins come around in december!

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