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:

KC said...

so cute! I need to make me one of these

Patti P. said...

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...

Merry said...

That is so pretty.

Anne-Marie said...

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

Caryn S said...

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.

Marianne said...

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.

Sue - bearhouse said...

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

Phi said...

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.

Wendy said...

Fabulous idea Beccy, looks gorgeous.
Wendy x

Grenouille Greetings said...

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

Glennis said...

This is perfect - I wish we had an Ikea here

Ardilla said...

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

Gail said...

Beautiful!

Glenda Atkins said...

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

Sue W said...

What a great idea! Love this idea.

cardchick's world said...

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

ursula Uphof said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

karin said...

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

Donna said...

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

Daizeefli said...

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

Ульяна и Полина said...

Супер!!!

Myrna Marcano said...

Beatiful !
Thanks for sharing !
Hugs, Myrna

Janice M said...

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!

Viv said...

Oooh that's so pretty Beccy :)

Scrapcat 1 said...

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 :)

Conny Hillgaard said...

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