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Friday, August 10, 2012

Designer Craft Connection Altered Tin

Who Hoo!!!
I am so excited to share my first post as a member of the Designer Crafts I am joining the monthly blog hop. There are some of the most talented crafters around on this team.
Can you believe it?  I am a little excited, so won't you join me?

The Designer Crafts Blog Connection is a group of professional Arts & Crafts industry designers, who are linked together to support each other and industry manufacturers with one objective - to share their love of crafts with as many people as possible. We post projects and giveaways on the First Monday of each month. Look for this logo on your favorite craft blogs then hop around for inspiration. You'll be glad you did!

If you look to the right you will see my Designer Craft Connection Logo with an option to go forward or back and check out many of the designers.
Our theme this month is to use School supplies.So I chose to alter a lunchbox tin with some extra supplies.The outside is altered to be a chalkboard, the inside holds various supplies
 to take along when needed.
Using a larger baby food jar, some crayons from my stash, and my hot glue gun...I was able to make a holder for the chalk pieces, or maybe paper clips, rubber bands.
Such a fun way to share.I used some designer paper to cover the inside.Then I placed velcro strips on the inside cover and on the markers.This way they attached and stayed secure.

I started with a couple of my favorite new colors of paint and added some un-sanded grout to make chalk board paint.When working with paints I like to use old packaging from purchases to mix on.

I waited till the first layer was dry and sponged on a second color...think there good summer colors.
Wanted to share the altered jar ~I even decorated the lid to close and save the supplies when tin is closed.
Thanks for popping in and checking out my first project with Designer Craft Connection~hope you check out the wonderful projects created this month by the other members.
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  1. This is sooooooo AWESOME Dawn!! What a great idea!!! I think I will have to try something like this for Brookie!!! LOVE IT!!!!

  2. Wow, Dawn, this is amazing!!! Love all the work you put into it.this is so cool!! what a great craft box, excellent job!!

  3. There is no end to your creativity Dawn, thank goodness, you give so much inspiration, this is another brilliant altered item, it looks amazing, I think you should get a gold star.
    Lorraine x

  4. Simply wonderful project! Any child would LOVE to take this to show off at school.

  5. Thanks for sharing your tutorials, they really inspire me!!!! :)

  6. Awesome, what a great back-to-school gift any little one would just love!!! Just look at all those goodies in that cute tin!

  7. Such as great project and so useful. My grandchildren would love it. Awesome, Blessing, Linda

  8. Looooove this Dawn. I may have to make one of these for some of my students this year! :)

  9. Awesome project Dawn! I love the creativity vibe from your group!!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  10. another DT? how do u do it? jade would love this. it's fabulous. GENIUS!!!!

    hugs :)

  11. Wowee! Congratulations, my friend! Happy for you, and what a fun creation! Thanks for sharing - hope you are having fun!

  12. Congrats Dawn!! I have really cut down on my teams since moving. Just seem to never have the time to do it all...How do you do it?

    Beautiful creation!! Great and fun idea!!


  13. How fun is that?! Great altered tin.


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