Friday, 2 December 2011

Christmas Button Tin

It started off as an Altoids mint tin

I gathered together some bits and pieces
and gave the tin a coat of gesso

I need not have bothered with the gesso though
as I covered the tin top and bottom with fabric

The flowers I made last year with two punches
one punched out the shape and the other embossed it

I rubber stamped the ticket onto white card,
coloured it and gave it a coat of glossy Mod Podge
to stiffen it.
(Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Collection
'Odds and Ends CMS100')

I kept the inside simple with two
large Christmassy stickers -
I don't normally like to use stickers but these
fitted the bill perfectly and it was really
all about the buttons inside!

I managed to fit in just over 100 buttons
in the tin in the Christmassy colours of
red, white, green, gold and crystal


Thanks for looking, I appreciate it x


Gez said...

Looking great! What a fabulous project. Don't the buttons look great too!

Healing Woman said...

Oh how sweet and those buttons are fabulous too. Perfect container.

Deborah said...

There's something about a tin of buttons, isn't there. Whoever gets this is a lucky so and so!

Jan said...

I agree with Debs... rifling through a tin of buttons gives an enormous amount of satisfaction and contentment! This is really lovely Sherry...xx

Renee Stien said...

3 of my favorite things - altered altoid tin, christmas and buttons - what more does a person need. this is just wonderful Sherry. happy holidays

Viv's Visuals said...

FAB - U- LUSS Sherry!xx

Twinkle Star said...

Fantastic transformation! x

Meggymay said...

Absolutely fabulous tin, love those buttons as well.
Yvonne x

Terry said...

What a festive little tin! Just love your alteration and the button collection!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

How cute, Sherry! I especially love the stripey heart button!

SusanLotus said...

Lovely tin!
Have a great weekend!

Netty said...

Beautifully altered tin and loving those great contents. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Lesley said...

Hi Sherry, what a great little altered tin for those gorgeous buttons. You have inspired us to upcycle.
Take good care, Les

Ira said...

Fab project, love your altered tin and that gorgeous collection of buttons, these are awesome! Hugs, Ira

Mrs A. said...

He He. I'm the lucky so and so and the tin is every bit as gorgeous in real life and I'm still ogling the buttons. Thanks Sherry you brought a smile to my otherwise dismal week. The good news is that your return tin is painted!!!!!!!The bad news?
Then I went and broke my wrist.!!!!!
Hugs Mrs A.

Sam said...

A beautiful little altered tin! I love the flowers on it they are so pretty and all those buttons look amazing x

Gini said...

Blimey that's a lot of buttons you've squeezed into that pretty tin, and such a wonderful variety of buttons too... all beautiful :-)

Createology said...

Fun and festive.

Something Special said...

Jusst perfect for all those Christmas buttons. Yep, those tins are wonderful to store buttons! Thanks for sharing

Cindy said...

I love your altered tin! I've never done one, but I have an empty Altoids tin, so...I've got to try it! Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower! I hope you'll stop by again soon - I'm having a giveaway!
Hugs, Cindy

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow! Sherry, I do love a button box...and this one is fabulous!!! ....and all those wonderful festive inspired buttons too! Nice work!!
Jan x

Jackie said...

I love the way you have decorated this tin, it looks fabulous - such great details