Saturday, August 8, 2015

From Trash To Treasure Altered Formula Can

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday to you all. 
Today I have an altered formula can to share with you. 

Can you believe that started out looking like this?!?

I've been hanging on to this can for over 3 years. Crazy I know! 
I knew I would do something with it SOMEDAY. 
I used some gorgeous Graphic45 paper to cover the canister. 
The adhesive I used on the card stock is Elmer's Craft Bond spray adhesive. It is my favorite adhesive for projects like this. There is no warping or bubbling in the paper. 

I curled the twine with a ribbon curling iron. Really, there is such a thing! 
I got it at Micheal's. I have so much fun with it. 

The lace is from Gone Artsy. Its my favorite lace! 

The big pink flowers are from the Cricut image set Flower Shoppe. It is #M4709B. 
I cut the image out 3 times at different sizes, inked the edges with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, curled up the petals and then attached the layers with hot glue. 

The little flowers are from Micheal's. 

Aren't those love birds the cutest!?! 

The beautiful dragonfly and butterfly are from Renea's Bouquets. She has the most beautiful embellishments and much more. 

Later today I will be abandoning my canister somewhere with a $10 gift certificate to Starbucks. 
Fun, right! It is the challenge going on right now in the Gone Artsy Challenge Group on Facebook. You have until the 15th of this month if you'd like to play along. 

Have a great day! 

Challenges Entered
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes


  1. Lucky person who find this container! So pretty!

  2. Ohhhh this is very beautiful... love the color and the flowers!
    Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!
    Anna Dt

  3. How lovely to have you join us over at Myshericrafts this time around with your wonderful creation. So much time and skill has gone in to this altered can I just LOVE it. Papers are devine too.

  4. Hi there! What a treuser it Went out of this! Really love the idea and No: you are not crazy..its ok with 3 years :)) Very nice Project

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Hugs to you
    Regards, Cicci
    ciccividpennan {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  5. Pretty design project, love all the details to it...Thanks for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

  6. Wonderful. Great project. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge

  7. Tina this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our 15th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  8. This is so pretty. That lace made a beautiful bow! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our monthly challenge! Hugs, Gail

  9. I really fell in love with your beautiful project Tina. The blooms are lovely and you have used lovely elements. I don't think 3 years sounds crazy, lol. I had similar experience too with my alteration project; the story is at this link if you are interested: Thank you Tina for entering ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door recently and please join us again in the current challenge. Happy creating Tina :)
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  10. Wonderful idea, so pretty, and you can use it for tons of gifts or yourself. I really like flowers but the butterfly/dragon fly, nicely done. Thanks for entering our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.
    Leanne DT
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

  11. Such a gorgeous canister! I love upcycling old containers. I have so many of them stashed everywhere for when I need one. Whoever finds this is going to pinch themselves. Wait...where do you live?!

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

  12. This is a beautiful upcycle! And what a sweet idea to gift it! Thanks for joining us at My SheriCrafts!

  13. This is beautiful and very shabby chic! Thanks for sharing this with us at My Sheri Crafts.

  14. Thank you for joining us this month at
    Not Just Cards
    One of our sponsors has set up a new challenge blog and we would be delighted to see you join us at Julia Spiri Challenge blog
    Hugs Lori


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