Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Day 3 of Visions of Sugar Plums: Snowflake and Icicle Vintage Metal Tape Canisters Giveaway

Welcome back to the last day of Visions of Sugar Plums! I do so enjoy VOSP every single year! I saved the biggest for last!

I wanted to share with you today three altered containers that are upcyled. I am also giving these away! I will explain how to win them shortly, but first I need to explain how to make them!

Here is what I started with! Sorry the cookies are all gone, so step one would be to eat the cookies...

I made myself a pile of embossed tape to cover the tins. The tape is something sold at hardware stores or Amazon for duct work. I personally love using it for projects so I have my own roll.

I just used pieces of washi to hold strips of tape together so I could emboss large chunks. It's adhesive on the back, so it was easy to peel off the backing and carefully cover the metal.

I also really wanted to use feet on the large canister, but they were for a square box, so I improvised with a square base upcycled base, super glue, and some brads. Wait 'til you see what I did with those icicles!

Here is what the canisters looked like after covering them in the tape.

I then used a burgundy spray paint & gold to cover the tape. The colors mixed a bit and gave it a really pretty look.

Love love love how I got the whole square bottom thing to work with those icicles!

The tops are even cool! Really excited about those knobs! So pretty with the snowflakes!

Check out that little metal piece on the front of the bigger canister. I found that at an antique store and thought it worked out well.
You can win this and many other prizes by commenting on all the blogs! Every comment you leave enters in you in the running! Also Lori from ChouxChoux Paper Art who is hosting this hop also has a themed challenge! You can link up Christmas or Winter projects and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift cert to Lawn Fawn!

And if you are interested in more winning, Canvas Pop has another great giveaway going on right now - you could WIN YOUR CHRISTMAS!  Enter by December 11th.

Enter the WIN YOUR CHRISTMAS giveaway HERE.

I really appreciate your visit and would like to invite you to hop along to these other blogs for more inspiration and prizes! 

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Have a great Tuesday and best of luck with the winning! 


  1. Wow an amazing upcycling...really cool x

  2. Wow an amazing upcycling...really cool x

  3. These are Super Awesome !! The metal foil n colors got me completely hooked .clever way to get square base to work for tin :(

  4. LOVE these. They are superb - especially the metal bit on the front of the big tin & the colours! SUPERB!!!!

  5. These are just amazing! I am in LOVE!!!!!!!!

  6. You're the woman who turned me on to metal tape and I've never looked back. My only regret is that I didn't know about it sooner and have sent things "out there" in the world all nakey and exposed" You have made the world a better place by spreading the word and making repurposing an even more fun process. Your cans kick butt and take names and that board game base is exquisite. I do recall I've seen that board before...
    Incredible knobs for handles and antique finds!!!
    YOU are the rock star, chica.

  7. WOW!! And so weird that this very morning... only about an hour ago... I put that metal tape on a project!! I couldn't help myself.. mornings before work are supposed to be chore time, but I'm working on something.. well really a few things... that I just want to finish one of them! I'll be posting mine soon.. not sure when because I'm stuck but I will... your project is such an inspiration! And I was wondering what I'd use on a large project to cover the seams... is that what you did here? I was reading it fast... I'll have to come back and look at it later again... so very cool!

  8. So pretty. I am always amazed at people's creativity.

  9. These are really beautiful!!! How very clever you are. I only wish you had done on video on how you did this!
    sandy xx

  10. Holy, moly! These canisters look amazing! Thanks for showing how you made them! No one would ever believe the before to the after - awesome!

  11. my goodness, these are gorgeous! I love to re-purpose things from around the house, too, so will have to check into this tape. fabulous project! :)

  12. Oh my - these turned out amazingly beautiful. I can see us all running of to the hardware store to pick up this tape!!! WOW! TFS

  13. LOVE how you used the hardware tape to add so much texture to the containers!!! Stunning!!!

  14. Wow!!! Your altered cans are absolutely gorgeous!!!

  15. WOWZERS!!! I need to get me some of that tape. this is gorgeous!

  16. This is unbelievable! I can't believe you started with a couple of tin and cardboard cans! Really unique and beautiful!
    Take Care!

  17. These are absolutely stunning!! The texture is amazing!! I love the pretty colors!! Wow!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  18. Awesome! I love your project!!! Thanks for sharing and photo tutorial.
    Hugs xxx ;)

  19. Wow, what a fantastic job on your containers. I would not be able to look at containers and know that it could turn into something as beautiful as these. Awesome that you have this vision and talent. My daughter has this talent, but she hasn't turned it over to me.

  20. What beautiful altered containers, Love them!!

  21. Your finale project is breath-taken-away beautiful! These containers are works of art! In awe...

  22. Wow - what awesome upcycling! Who knew that some left over cans and metal tape could turn into such beautiful containers. Fabulous third day of Visions of Sugarplums!

  23. Holy doodle those canisters are gorgeous! With such fabulous directions and pictures I can definitely attempt my own. Love LOVE the burgundy/gold and those feet. Old world is a fave of mine!

  24. You certainly outdid yourself!! These canisters are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love how the paints mixed together to make that beautiful color!
    I love using embossed duct tape. I have used it on several cards. Never thought of upcycling some tin cans. I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for the Fantastic idea!! You are Very Talented! Thanks for offering these as a prize.

    I'm so glad you were a part of the Visions of Sugarplums blog hop. I'm Inspired!!!

    Merry Christmas and hope you have a Wonderful New Year!

  25. I love recycling and altered projects and your project was simply mindblowing!!
    Dr Sonia


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