Thursday, August 27, 2009

Altered Love Tins

The first item I ever altered was a tin. My love of altering all things came from this.

Today I want to share with you how easy it is to alter tins with the instructions on how to make the pictured "Love" tin. Of course you can make your anyway you want and below I have shown you pics of various tins I have altered over the years. I have included instructions on how to measure and alter tins of any size or shape.

If you would like to try altering a tin here are the instructions.

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These 3 tins were featured in The Handmade magazine August 2007. The tall tin is an Illy coffee tin, the B&W is a Harris coffee tin and the front one is simply a biscuit tin.

Each of these tins are purchased tins.

More Biscuit tins.

Illy coffee tins. These are my favourite tins to cover. Check out you local area for a cafe that uses Illy Coffee and politley ask them what they do with there tins once they have emptied them.

More Illy tins.


  1. Sorry but blogger will not let me line my pics and words up - I hope you can work out whch tins are which.


  2. I love all of these, they are so beeeeauuutifuuul!!

  3. Wow!! All your tins are so beautiful!! Fun!!!