Sometimes I just get on a tangent, looking around…. so today’s topic is “Tin.” I was harkening back to the school craft where we would cut open a soda can, flatten it out, and then punch a design with a hammer and a nail.
Guess what? Folks are still doing that. But it looks way better the way they do it! (What do they know that my 8th grade art teacher didn’t???!!!
Allison does handcrafted shutters and screens. This falls under the “I could do that” category… given the time and inclination. I especially like some of the patterns she uses.
This site of African Tin Crafts is fun. Using tin cans, they cut them and craft them into whimsical animals. Fun, and in the true spirit of crafting- using what you got to make what you don’t.
And Cynthusia had this photo of an altoid tin pincusion. Now I’m all over that- the ladies in my quilt guild will go ga-ga for them.
And if you just want to give up on baking altogether, why not make that muffin tin into a shrine or piece of collage art? This tutorial from HGTV can get you going.
If you want to try something easy and functional, Martha Stewart has a step-by-step tutorial on making faux-tin napkin rings- using an aluminum baking pan.
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