Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas Crafts...Vintage Tins!

This cute card says it all...
I "borrowed" these ideas...lol!

Pinterest Inspired Christmas Tin Arrangements

Repurposed cannisters from Kaytee Jane's House
The moment I saw these candle arrangments on Pinterest I knew I would have to make something similar.  Of course, when I want to use vintage tins and cannisters...they are either impossible to find or too expensive outside of yardsale season.  Kaytee Jane also used the vintage candle lights for hers...mine were from Walmart.  I just love her cute blog...I just became a follower.  I think you will love it too.  When I get done posting, I am going to go back and look at more of her fun projects.

Cute Little Elf in a Flour Sifter.
The first one I made.
The candle was a battery powered one.
They were white...so I painted them all cream.

Larger Bucket/Tins...Hobby Lobby 2012 Clearance.
Larger plug-in lights.
I found that the small wreaths in Hobby Lobby's miniatures section were just right to use for these arrangements.  I wish I had bought more. George drilled me a few holes around the top edge so that I could wire the wreaths to the buckets  Vintage Elf and Deer...mix of new and vintage doodads.

Deer Arrangement for My Front Hall.
I decoupaged the tin years ago...I'm glad I kept it.

A little winter scene in a nicely rusty coffee can.

Cute Vintage Kitchen Tin...red and green graphics.
This is for daughter Missy.
Elf, Cookie Cutter, Cupcake and a Vintage Rudolph (not seen)

Darling Tins from Michaels.
Used some old Victorian Santas to match.
For my DILs

Cool Muffin Tin From "A Vintage Chic!"

I first saw this on Pinterest...tho' I am a Faithful Follower!
This wonderful muffin tin is from Julie Campbell of A Vintage Chic.
Julie has instructions on how she made it.  She also has a cool Halloween version here: halloween Tin

My Muffin Tin...
It took me almost a year to find the perfect grungy muffin tin.
I like the 8 muffin configuration with the hole at the top/bottom.
For this I used images with a more "antique" feel for my Cozy Country Cabin Christmas theme... alliteration is fun!!
Another smaller vintage Santa head and a few rosettes from Christmas sheet music.

Back to the Workshop!

A Few Cute Cards I've Found Recently...Enjoy!








23 comments:

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Awesome tins, Shirley! I loved your muffin tin, they all made me smile. You're in the Christmas spirit already! :-)

Musings from Kim K. said...

Absolutely fantastic inspiration! I love them ALL and now I have another excuse to visit a few more estate sales. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful ideas. Yippee for Christmas crafting!

Sandy McClay said...

WOW!!!! I would love to do this, can you tell us how you put the light in so it would work? Did you drill a hole through the back? Shirley, you amaze me! I have a sifter similar I would love to try this...hopefully this year....any chance of a tutorial??? You are a crafting queen! lol
Thanks for the inspiration! Sandy

ImagiMeri said...

So much holiday goodness!!!! Thank you so much for sharing so much.

Hugs,
Meri

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Wow Shirley those are all sooooo adorable! I think you could sell those if you wanted!! Love the variations of tins you used!! So cute!! Very well done, I'm off to go visit a couple new blogs! :) xo Holly

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

-Yours are so inspiring! I think I'm going to have to make myself one or two or a few!! :) :)

Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage said...

Ooh, I just love those tins! So glad you shared them!

Lynn said...

Hi Shirley, OMG!! I am in love!! I have a set of those kitchen tins with the red plastic and white letters. I have them on ebay for sale. If they don't sell, I will grab them back lol!
I am loving all of the awesome items you make. I put my Santa mug tree and stocking tree on the mantle in the sitting room today! I think of you each Christmas when I put them out. The gingerbread house you made me is on a shelf in the kitchen! Such a sweet friend, maybe one day we can meet in real life! Hugs!
Lynn

donna said...

Hi Shirley. Your candle holders look great. What a great idea. I found some of those Santa heads this summer, not sure what to do with them. Thank you for sharing such great ideas and images.
Hugs
donna

Jill said...

Thanks for sharing the Christmas tin idea - I just went and checked her blog out and started following! They're just so cute!

Love the cards you found too!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

L-O-V-E the tin idea!!! Just too darling! I have some tins that aren't selling...if I do something like that, I bet they would! Thanks for sharing!
Warmly,
deb

Tammy's in Love said...

That sifter with elf is genius! I might just have to copy it! I found a vintage sifter with the 59c purple stamped price on it at the thrift store and it came home about a year ago. There is an adorable 'food' vignette in our kitchen made of Dept. 56 houses and various food cans and boxes, must find a way to incorporate the sifter in!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

An arrangement with a little pixie gets me excited. I love the flour sifter and vintage containers. You've got my mind spinning tonight! What great ideas! Sweet hugs and happy holiday crafting!

Margaret said...

You dud a fantastic job! I am going to make some too! Thanks for such great ideas! Maggie

vintage grey said...

These are all so sweet and inspiring! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to start Christmas crafting! xo Heather

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Well, each picture was just cuter and cuter! Now I'm looking around my room...lets see, I have a few vintage Mint Tins! That will work!
Thank you for the great post full of ideas, Shirley!
Erica :)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh you've been busy! What cute creations! I love how we can see an idea but then add our own touch to make it ours.

I haven't officially started decorating for Christmas yet but somehow, the little pixie elf you gave me ended up in my hutch! He's sneaky!

Thanks again from the bottom, middle and top of my heart for sending him to me. ♥

vivian said...

Im loving all the can and candle decorations! and Im dying to get my christmas stuff out.. but I really need to wait til the day after thanksgiving. I told my husband that I thought Id put the tree before thanksgiving but he said he promised not to be a scrooge if I wait to put up afterwords... ok.. I'll wait...
have a great week Shirley!
xoxo

Perfectly Printed said...

what a great idea to use the vintage tins for candle decorations!! love it!

Cheryl said...

Loving all your Christmas decorations you've made! Thanks for the lovely graphics, so cute!

Sandy C said...

I loveyour tin arrangements!! I made Xmas muffin tins and Halloween ones too last year.

Shelia said...

Hi Shirley! Oh, these are absolutely darling! I love all of your cute tins and everything you've done. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

retrorevival.biz said...

Shirley, these are so darling! I might "borrow" the idea myself!