Saturday, July 9, 2011

~ Recycle and Refresh ~ embellished tin pail

For having used the word "recycle" I really should have the *original* item as proof, but I can't ever remember to take a photo before I get started on a project (I'm brilliant like that).

anyway, it all started with a shiny tin pail and some un-pretty print on it that I didn't like.

All it took was some FolkArt paint by Plaid (I used Basil Green and Wicker White) to change up the silly little tin into something fun!

Prima fabric flowers and rhinestones .. beautiful ribbons from dear Miss Kim Duran (so many lovely colors to choose from in her etsy shop) ..

And some very, very special trinket pins from sweet Miss Patty. Thank you so much Patty..... I have been saving them for ever so long, waiting on the perfect project. Here they are, mixed with a few of my own berry pins.

(I decided that if trinket pins can go right side up, they can go upside down too)

Other goodies from Melissa Frances (resin keyhole) and Want2Scrap (chipboard swirl).

thank you for visiting!

~ vi


  1. This is amazing Viola!!! You are such an inspiration to us all :) love it! Have a fab weekend :) x

  2. This is priceless; and breathtaking!

  3. How pretty! I especially like the trinket pins upside down!

  4. Patty O'MalleyJuly 9, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    So gorgeous! I just love it and the way you used the pins. You have such amazing ideas!

  5. Stunning Vio! I love the softness of the flowers and the ribbon and the way you have used the baubles and beads. Take a look at my Cinderella Pails on my blog. I revamped two plastic pails using only paper.
    My flowers arrived safely, many thanks. They are fabulous. I'm so enjoying your work.

  6. So beautiful Viola, all your embellies are gorgeous!

  7. Just gorgeous Viola!!! So many sweet details.

  8. Evelene SterlingJuly 9, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    Wow I love the lovely rich look to all your projects.

  9. Oh my gosh - SO gorgeous!!!!! Love how you hung the pins! You're very inspirational to me, sweets! :)

  10. This is so pretty and elegant!! Awesome work!!
    Pei Li

  11. Adorable and so shabby, I love it! Love your upside down pins too!


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