Sunday, December 18, 2011

Oh, Christmas Tin!

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Hello, dear friends!

Just popping in during this busiest of busy weeks to wish you all a merry almost Christmas!

Had a wonderful time tonight…we had about 50 friends over for homemade soup (5 different kinds) and homemade bread—we’ve been in the kitchen for a couple of days getting ready!  Think we’ll be making it our new Christmas tradition.  My husband dubbed it “The Campbell Soup Kitchen”…cute, huh?!

A little project to share with you today…a bit of new life brought to an old, very used, very loved muffin tin from a kitchen long ago…

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…found at a yard sale this summer for just 25 cents…little did it know what was in store for it (neither did I at the time!)

It was hard for me to do anything to the beautifully tarnished & rusted design of this lovely muffin tin…doesn’t it seem like even the simplest of household objects were given the utmost thought in design in days gone by?  Probably why we all love them so!

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I made this to share on a wonderful new & fabulously creative new site:  The Creative Patch.  Hope you all stop by and see what’s going on over there…the lovely & talented Sheila has so much in store for you!

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Such an easy little project…I just chose some fun, retro images, cut them to fit the bottom of each cup, surrounded them with Platinum Stickles (of course!)…

…I decided a bit of “snow” was very, very necessary under each image…a bit of dimensional white paint was dabbed on just where I wanted it, then topped of with some fine, iridescent glitter…snow!

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A nice, fluffy bunch of seam binding, topped off with vintage buttons crowned the muffin tin…

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…and a merry collection of Christmas-colored vintage buttons finished it off at the bottom—easy peasy!

DSC07526_edited-1 {I sure love photographing my projects on my Christmas tree during the holidays—gives everything just a little more sparkle!}

Well, that’s all for today…hope you’re enjoying every minute of every day in this wonderful holiday season with your family and friends…I sure am!

See you soon with something new…

Julie

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