Tuesday, September 16, 2008

English Biscuits!

When I was in England, I wanted one of those cute 'Biscuit tins'. They call 'cookies'...'biscuits'. So I went to the thrift store and found some tin canisters...and made my own.

I spray painted the tins with primer first and then with a white metal spray paint.


Then I did the ink transfer and traced it with a black paint pen.


The large tin was 20 cents, the small one was free and the medium one was 15 cents. I had all the paint & the paint pen....a 35 cent project!

I don't keep biscuits or cookies in it...but my secret candy stash!

32 comments :

  1. I love the font you used on your tin project! What was it? So cute!

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  2. scriptina...i just downloaded it from freefonts.com

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  3. Lovely tins!

    Although we English call cookies biscuits - the word is from the French meaning cooked twice.

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  4. I love this idea!! So creative! And you cannot beat .35!!

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  5. Love the font! Love the idea! Love the secret candy stash!!! :)

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  6. What a great idea. I'm thinking Christmas presents here! LOVE IT!!
    Mimi

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  7. I did the same thing for my dog's food a few weeks ago. :o) I love your tins.

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  8. I love this idea...so simple and yet...Genius!

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  9. LOVE IT! cuter than any you could have bought!

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  10. Those are so cute, not to mention clever and cheap. Too many C's :) You did a great job. Love the font you used.

    PS - I tagged you! You can see the rules on my blog.

    -Hayley

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  11. That is such a great idea! wow! and it turned out so cute!

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  12. At Christmastime I always end up with a ton of Christmas tins and end up tossing them! Now I actually have something useful to do with them!

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  13. Such talent! These are cute and clever. You did a good job.

    Sheila

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  14. A-dorable. Love all your ideas and in general your creative energy. Noticed you're a fellow homeschooler....me too....just this year. So nice to 'meet' you.

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  15. Love, love, love these painted tins! I used to be quite the DIY gal back before my 2nd child was born (4 yrs ago). You've inspired me to get back at it again.

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  16. i did the same for tampons and toilet paper in the bathroom! i like your blog! i'm thinking of recovering a chair and i think i'll try your method! thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Those look awesome! I have been wanting to do something like this. :)

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  18. I walked right by a huge pile of tins yesterday at a thrift store...after seeing thins I might have to make another trip back! Too cute! (and easy!!!)

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  19. That's so cute! I love the font...yes, I am a self-admitted font freak :) lol.

    What a great idea...I need some tins for my flour and sugar...this would be fun!

    Loving your blog...you are so creative!

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  20. Came from the Nester...those tins are great! Love them!
    -Sandy Toes

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  21. I'm going to have to borrow this idea. Those tins are a dime a dozen at Goodwill and garage sales and I love what you've done with them. Thanks!

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  22. Okay, that is TOO funny! Keeping your secret stash in the biscuit bin. Really, who would ever think?! Lol.

    They're beautiful!

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  23. I never would have thought! How cute! I'll have to do that sometime!

    Melissa :D

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  24. Cute!! I'm trying this project ASAP. Thanks!

    ~Heather

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  25. I love it! I have a huge tin for my Flour but it is very "un-me" and I have to hide it. I tried a glass jar but I hated hefting it.... I am fussy about having an opening big enough and a tin big enough to measure from and I love this idea! I will definately be using it. I will let you know how it turns out

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  26. Came over from Nesting Place. What a great idea for when all those holiday popcorn tins go on clearance!

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  27. What a great idea! Love it and will definitely use it. Thanks.

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  28. What a clever craft and idea sweet for the sweet Happy new years 2009! Thank you so much for the tutorial.
    hugs

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  29. I love what you did with the tin cans. Very creative and it came out great!!!

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  30. What kind of black paint pen did you use? It would be cute to put a handle or knob on top to! I'm going to try this!!

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