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Thursday, 18 April 2013

I Love Tin

I love the humble tin, it's such a gorgeous object.

You can buy plastic lids for them - usually made for pet-food tins so mine have a cat impression on them. I have been looking for more but haven't seen them for ages. Look out for them in the pound shops they're so useful.

Look at these beauties, they're more appetising than patisserie. I found these at Kempton Market - my first and only visit, you'd think it's the kind of place I frequent, but no, I often avoid the temptation to acquire more stuff, unless it's for my work of course. I am looking forward to making my first croissant chandelier.


  1. I like tin cans, too - so useful in kids' crafts, storing small items like nails and extra picture-hanging hardware. But lately so many cans have pull-tab tops which leave a very sharp edge ringing the top of the can. Does anyone have an idea of how to get rid of this sharp edge? Ooh, and I really like the molds you found - I've never seen any like that.

  2. That's funny as our pull tops are usually unsharp. The problem with trying to file metal smooth is that you still often have sharp bits or just create new ones in a different place. Maybe painting it over with a thick resin of sorts could seal the sharp bit out of harm....?


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