Something old, Something new

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Does anyone have one of these old pop corn tins sitting around? This seems like a common gift around Christmas. I have always loved the size of these tins. They are the perfect size for a trash can. Or maybe a storage container for cooking utensils, sewing notions, or toiletries. Or maybe they could help me with this…

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This cluttered little area is below the table right beside my husband’s recliner. We clean it up and somehow, a few weeks later, it’s worse than when we started. He has a birthday coming up so I thought I would surprise him with a storage container for his..um..let’s just call them treasures.

First, I cleaned the tin of all the sugary bits of leftover caramel popcorn and gave the outside a quick scrub, too.

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Then I gathered my supplies. An old plastic container that I saved for something just like this, a cheap paintbrush, white school glue, and      water. I dug around in the closet and found some old wrapping paper that was gifted to me from a friend from his mother’s collection, after she had passed away. I chose one that I thought my husband would love. He isn’t really into floral print but he does love airplanes☺️.

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I mixed the glue glue with water until I felt the consistency was not too thick, and not too thin. Most recipes for DIY mod podge recommend 1 cup of glue to 1/3 cup of water. My issue was that I didn’t want to mix up a large amount, so I just eyeballed it😉.

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I cut the paper to fit the tin. Then I did the opposite of the what I was supposed to do. I applied the glue mixture to tin instead of the paper to apply it, then let it dry. It just seemed easier to handle this way. I think it turned out ok. Not sure if this will fix the storage clutter area, as intended, but I’m pretty sure he will get some good use out of it.

3 thoughts on “Something old, Something new

  1. I think the tin turned out really well! I have had a quick peek through your blog and its a great idea… I will be back to read when I have a break from people in a while!! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, I guess I sound like a rookie, but you are my one and only commenter. Oh well, I am a rookie! I’m going to just keep plugging along and see where it goes. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!

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      1. Gotta start somewhere!! I’ll def. drop by. 🙂
        These things evolve and I know mostly I write for the enjoyment of it (and to do something with those three million photos haha)
        I just find it fun and I am enjoying reading yours!!

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