So this post is a tutorial to make Upcycled gifts
For those who have friends that have just moved into a new house, or perhaps rearranging their décor, this may be a great idea to give as a housewarming gift.
What you will need:
- Cleaned Tin can
- Cleaned Coffee Jar with lid
- Printed paper with design or tissue paper with design
- Chalkboard sticker
- Modge Podge
- Acrylic craft paint
- Sponge or sponge paint brush
- Masking tape
Making an upcycled utensils holder using a tin can
Baked Beans never looked this good! I used a Rhodes Baked Beans tin as this has a pull open top, which leaves a smooth finish to the rim when removed.
Step 1: Rub sandpaper over the inner of the rim to remove any sharp points.
Step 2: Sponge paint the acrylic paint the inside of the tin (be sure to get in between the grooves). Leave to dry.
Step 3: Once dry, paint a second coat and leave to dry.
Step 4: Dab Modge Podge over this to seal. (Be careful as the paint may start to lift. Be gentle)
Step 5: Measure the paper against the tin and cut to fit. Then paint Modge Podge around the outside of the tin and carefully place the paper on the tin. Press down to help it adhere. (The Modge Podge acts like glue). Then paint Modge Podge over the paper in one direction. Leave to dry. Once dry, paint Modge Podge in the other direction. Leave to dry. Repeat x2.
It is optional to lightly sandpaper in between each coat, if you prefer a smooth finish.
Glass Sweetie Jar:
Step 1: Position masking tape around the container so that the bottom is separated from the top. Paint using acrylic paint. Leave to dry. Paint a second coat. Once dry, sponge Modge Podge over to seal. Once dry, remove masking tape.
Step 2: Place the chalkboard sticker on the jar.
Step 3: Remove the lid and measure the lid against the paper, taking into consideration that the sides need to be covered as well and then cut. Paint the outside with Modge Podge. Stick down the paper and for the sides, fold the paper as you would if you were wrapping a gift. Once dry, paint over with Modge Podge in one direction. Leave to dry. (Optional to lightly sand). Then repeat with the Modge Podge in the other direction. Repeat x2.
Step 4- Using chalk, write a message on the jar.
These items are so easily upcycled and can make a great inexpensive décor addition to a home, especially if the theme or colour is carried through.
I finished mine off with a little note and tied some other household items together.
P.s: The woven basket was bought from a flea market. (I will be posting an article on my flea market finds soon).