Friday, May 11, 2012

ALTERED TIN FOR SPONGE DAUBERS

HAPPY FRIDAY!!  I am so happy to have today off.  My to do list is long, and all I really want to do is retire to my stamp cave and PLAY. However, I better tackle my list first.  Before I do though, I wanted to share a quick post featuring an item I repurposed.

Last summer I found a few tins that originally contained "snuff" while hitting a few rummage sales with the girls.  I knew I would eventually find a way to alter them.  I threw a few sponge daubers in one and it has been on my stamping desk.  I recently decided to organize the daubers a bit more so I would designate a certain one for my favorite ink colors.  This is where using the tin comes in.  This is what the tin looked like to start with:
It has a really nice snap closure that is secure, and shuts tightly.  I found it the perfect depth to stand the dauber up, and still be able to close it.  So, the dilemma, of how to keep the daubers in one spot and not rolling all around in the tin became my project.  Enter the magnetic pin...I think that it what they are called....
I had originally bought a set at a local office store toput buttons on top to use as frig magnets.....never got around to it.....this is what I did with them.

I know the pic is BAD!  However, I simply put as many as would fit in the tin...they snap magnettically to the bottom really well...and put the labelled daubers over the top of the "pegs"!  Pretty nifty huh?  The daubers stay put and I have a color for each ink pad I use alot.  Another fun thing about this was I found out that the whole tin magnetically snaps to another tin when stacked, so I can add tins with more items in them, and they stay together for easy storage.  This is what the tin looked like all altered:


They really are fun!  Maybe you have a tin that would work in a similar manner....I do have to say, I tried the idea with an old Altoid Tin, but it was not quite deep enough.  Anyway, the point is, keep an open mind when looking at an item you may be ready to discard....ya never know what it may be useful for!
Hope you enjoyed the little tip.....Have a wonderful Friday...and a Blessed Mothers Day to all you mom's out there.  I will be back soon, with a canvas or two I have been playing with!

Blogger Blessings,
Tammie

3 comments:

  1. I've never seen those cute little magnetic pins, but what an ingenious idea!

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  3. Magnet pins? Who knew! Great idea here! TFS luv! ♥

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