Saturday, 6 October 2012

Best out of waste !!

Hi !!!

Hope all of you are enjoying your weekend ! I did not do anything special ! Just visited my new apartment under construction after a long time ! I am looking forward to it and eagerly waiting to create a craft corner for me once it is ready :)

I do not have any separate place for my craft work in my existing apartment. We bought it around 9 years back thinking we would not stay here for long . But , we fell in love with this historic city of Hyderabad and now planning to shift to a bigger flat . I still do not have a separate room for craft in the new house too, but I will turn a part of guest room into craft corner :)

I am done with my crochet bag , but just need some more finishing touches . Meanwhile I would like to share one of my 'Best out of Waste' items that I had done around 3 years back . These are my late mother-in-law's aluminium boxes , may be 70-80 years old which were not in a condition to use . We were about to put that with other scrap items , but then I decided to redecorate and use those for keeping some of my craft items .

It was a set of five boxes , no idea where the fifth box is . I had some baby pink oil paint with which I painted the box both inside and out . I then painted some random flowers with left over acrylic paints and my daughter glued the sequins. I hope you will like those !

TIP# If you are planning to do this and using oil paint for the base , better not to use for edges of  boxes and lids . Use acrylic paint there as oil paint will peel off after frequent use .

WIP: Cross stitch
one of my friend did her cross stitch piece and shared the pattern with me . It is a set of teacups stacked over . I converted the DMC floss into corrsponding Anchor ones and trying to do that !
It was a lucky day for the soft toys at home! My daughter has gathered them all and enjoying her weekend ! :)) They are going to watch all the movies and TV shows with us and will head back to their places only by Monday morning !:)


Happy Weekend to all of you !! :)
Warm regards ,
Preeti :)


  1. the tins are all soo cute! So sweet to see your daughters softie friends. Adorable!

  2. Useful information ..I am very happy to read this article..thanks for giving us this useful information. Fantastic walk-through. I appreciate this post. soft toys

  3. Good use of the old tins n use creativity! Am sure the toys had a great time.

  4. Your tins are so pretty, and it looks like you're doing a great job on the teacups. :) Love how your daughter gathered all of her softie friends. Too cute! :D

  5. Hi There. Visiting your blog for the first time.. and I Loved this Line of yours

    I wasted my creative time to earn lot of money; now I am wasting lot of money to earn my creative time!

    and I find it so very true for me too ;)

  6. Wow, the tins are so lovely! Great job :-)).
    Congratulations to your award!!

    1. Thank you for visiting me Nata and thank you for your wishes too:)

  7. What a great use of old tins! and thats super exciting about the apartment! :)
    Thanks for linking up at the Humble Brag.

  8. i love the boxes! its very nice.


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