Wednesday, February 13

Altered Desk Caddy

I took a trip to Ikea the other day and found these gorgeous little white tins with a lacey metal border around the top.  The first thing that sprang to mind was all the pretty paper, ribbon and flowers I had waiting at home for just this type of project!
Instead of trying to cut the paper to fit the curve of the tin, I decided to keep it simple by cutting the paper into 1/2" strips and layering them around the tin.  A couple of coats of varnish, some pretty trim, ribbon and a lovely Prima flower and my desk caddy was done.
 

27 comments:

  1. so cute! I need to make me one of these

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  2. I love the lace look to the top of this and your papers make it even more beautiful. A gorgeous piece of altered art.
    hugs...

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  3. I was in IKEA today......I have to go back and get one of these, now....gorgeous!

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  4. I love these tins. Really good idea to do the paper in tapered strips. I have tried to cover a sloped container in a single sheet before and it's just about impossible.

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  5. This looks fabulous Beccy. Wish we had an IKEA nearby. AFAIK, IKEA and the municipality of Heraklion have been arguing about establishing a shop on Crete for several years now. That means that the nearest IKEA is in Athens. Sigh.

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  6. This is so beautiful Beccy, would be a really good way to use up paper scraps (which I have plenty of!)
    Sue xx

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  7. This is beautiful! All the hard work of layering the strips really paid off. Going to have to look out for these tins next time i'm in ikea.

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  8. Fabulous idea Beccy, looks gorgeous.
    Wendy x

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  9. This is lovely, Beccy! And thank you for the freebies recently. Super pine trees! Hugs, Lesley

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  10. This is perfect - I wish we had an Ikea here

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  11. This is so beautiful... I love the idea!

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  12. You have turned this tin into a masterpiece, very creative, totally wonderful Beccy!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  13. What a great idea! Love this idea.

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  14. So cute!!!! what a fabulous idea...thanks for sharing

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  15. What gorgeous little tins, wish we could find some here. Your layering has finished them off so beautifully. Thanks for the idea.hugs, Ursula

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  16. Outstanding creation Beccy. Love this idea and the finish product has turned out wow...luv annie

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  17. A cute decoration you made of it Beccy ! Love it.

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  18. This is very pretty! And very useful. I love when those two things come together!

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  19. This is just what I was looking for.. what a sweet idea!! Thanks!

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  20. Beatiful !
    Thanks for sharing !
    Hugs, Myrna

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  21. Oh ie LOVE this!! Never been to an IKEA, think the closest one is about 1 1/2 hrs plus away. Think it's time to take a trip!

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  22. Oooh that's so pretty Beccy :)

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  23. oooh this is pretty what a fab idea to cut the paper into strips! I need something pretty to put a gift in and this will be just the thing, trip to Ikea at the weekend then :)

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  24. Oh my, now I have to make a trip to IKEA! Here in Denmark they still carry that flower pot! Thanks

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