Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mini tutorial

I am always on the look out for small items that I can turn into something useful in my miniature world. I am very fond of boxes and containers of all sorts. I came up with this idea using small candle brass parts, buttons and beads. Glue them all together. Put a bit of sealant inside the bead to cover the hole. Give it a couple of turns with the spray paint and glue on a decorative label, either like a transfer decal or just printed on normal paper. Look so good paired with different "in the making style boards" but of course on a shelf as well. You can see the cookie jar "in use" below. Hope you found this inspirational:)

19 comments:

Eva said...

Thanks for sharing this good idea!!!

rosanna said...

Lovely !!! I love them, I shall make a try Rosanna

Marja said...

thank you...i love it!

Katie said...

It is inspirational!!! Thanks for sharing it!!

Katie

synnøve said...

Great inspiration...but where do you find the candle parts? I guess in candle-sticks.. but I don´t have that many??

Lori said...

What a wonderful idea :)

Christel Jensen said...

In Scandinavian countries you will find these little candle parts in "Panduro" store. Come in silver and brass color and two different sizes as I know of. I have used the smallest one.
I am sure these are available in other craft stores as well:)

Dlsarmywife said...

Just wonderful Christel! I will definitely be on the look out for candle parts when next I am out shopping!!!

maria said...

That is very inspirational, thanks Christel.
Greetings
Maria

Janne said...

For en god ide Christel, takk for at du deler den med oss!
Janne

synnøve said...

Ofcourse... silly me =D

cockerina said...

easy to do, thanks! I copy this idea, I too ...
Caterina

kathi said...

Thank you for sharing this idea. I love the little white cookie jar!

Linda said...

So cute! I might have to try this. :)

Garden of Miniatures said...

Wonderful idea,thanks for sharing.Hugs,Jeannette

Sans said...

Thank you Christel! They are very good ideas that I will adopt for sure. I will have to find other substitute for the candle parts but I am sure that's not so difficult.

dale said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing this. :)

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Perfect! You must look at everything through miniature eyes. Bet your junk drawer is amazing!

A Little More Minis said...

This is a great idea! :)
I think I will go trough my drawers right now to look for some parts that I can use ;)

Thanks for sdharing.

Warmest wishes,
Jollie