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My regular visitors will remember my friend Pearl has been flooded out of her house. We see a fair bit of each another, I try to help as much as I can to keep her cheery. Not easy when you are not in you own home with all your things around you. Pearl came on Saturday with her two Granddaughters looking to borrow some Baking Trays for the girls to make Tray Bakes for a school project. They have to make and sell things to raise money for schools in Africa. I had made a couple of these Origami Boxes for them to sell which they thanked me for. While they were at the house they were asking for ideas for other things to make and sell that did not cost a lot of money. I showed them a couple of tins that I was working on. Just empty "Ring Pull" cans well washed out. I told them what to do but they looked rather confused. That of course led to them staying and working with me. I always have a stack of these tins, the boys like to work on this kind of thing. The girls went away with their tins which I forgot to photograph. These are the two I worked on to show them what to do. Now they are finished I will give these to Pearl to give to the girls.
Taller tin was a Creamed Rice tin, the smaller Baked Beans.
I covered the tins with corrugated card, kept from a parcel that had come.
Painted them with a coloured paint, left to dry then gone over with white paint and rubbed back
You need to line the tin with card on the inside to just above the rim as the edge is sharp
Decorate with whatever you have in the box that crafter`s always have:-
I found some stamped sentiments, some roses and leaves. The butterfly is Waxed Paper Waste.
Bingo you have nice tins to pop Pens and Pencils in, the taller one is good for Brushes
The girls were delighted with what they made. They went away with a load of bits to do some more.
Just hope they manage to sell them to raise money for their project.
That`s it for today
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