Monday, 7 April 2014

Sparkly Butterfly Altered Tin Gift Packaging

What a wet and grey day it is - but I'm smiling and happy anyway 'cos it's my birthday and I've had beautiful cards, lovely gifts and some new crafty goodies to play with! : )   My friend Gill took me out for lunch, my friend and neighbour Kath made a chocolate cake for me and our friends Debs and Mike are coming round later on.

A few weeks ago I bought Debs and Mike a "just because" gift of a Honeysuckle and Sweet Pea beautifully scented candle from Waitrose, it smells heavenly!  The candle is in a decorated glass jar and I wanted to present it nicely.  I rummaged in my selection of  "to be altered" items and found a red and white coffee tin which was the perfect size. 

Here's a straight on view.


I die cut the solid butterfly from the black CS using a dimensional cutting pad so that the centre of the butterfly didn't cut out and the dotty paper shows through from the back.  I die cut the fancy outline butterfly from red sparkly CS and glued that on top.  I then added the antennae, some gems and some white stitched ribbon.

Here's a side view.


Here's the tin with the decorated lid.  I wrapped the candle in tissue paper and tied some red ribbon around so that the candle could be lifted out of the tin easily


Here's a close up of the butterfly.


This was very well received I'm glad to say!  Maybe - just maybe - I might be spurred on to make more "alterable" projects, I have enough alterable items in my stash that's for sure! 

Supplies:
Stamps: 'Especially for You' from Woodware 'Going to Seed' stamp set
CS: SU! Basic Black & Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper

Patterned paper: Real Red dotty paper from SU! Polka Dot Parade DSP pack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Memory Box Oriel & Lunette butterfly dies, Sizzix Tim Holtz Dimensional Cutting Pad, circle Nestabilities dies, Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Whisper White stitched grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone jewels & Dimensionals



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3 comments:

kelly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
Im so sorry that I have been an absolutely rubbish friend and haven't sent you a card, I am well and truly out of the crafty loop!!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your day!!
Kelly xx

Michelle said...

Happy belated Birthday for yesterday Ruth, so sorry I missed it. Hope you had a lovely day. I love how you have decorated the tin, love the red and black together xx

Keri Smith said...

Such a beautiful idea! I think custom tin packaging is amazing. Great post!