Monday, March 7, 2016

Just a Little Project

Hi Friends~
Hope you enjoyed a nice weekend.

I'm a bit behind struggling with migraines
and had to limit computer time,
so today I am resharing a past post that many may not have seen.

 This is a fun craft idea and project
 using cafe international coffee cans
 redesigned into cute gift or keepsake boxes.



I started repurposing these cafe boxes many years ago when they were metal.

Now they're made  of plastic
and  a bit more of a challenge to design and paint,
but can be done with a nice outcome.

Chalk paint works great now
 as there is no need for the normal primer used for the metal cans.


So after several coats of chalk paint in "Lace, my favorite color" by Deco Americana,
I painted and sealed these little gems
creating little gift or storage boxes with lids.



 To the lids, I used mod podge over coordinating fabric cut to fit.
Once dry, I trimmed the lid out with lace, pearls and a crocheted flower with pearl center.

I have to say  that I experimented with decorative papers on the lids with mod podge,
but once dry, they popped right off the bendable lid. 
Fabric works better and stays in place when dry.



For the lid on this one,
 I used a coordinating green toile fabric like the leaves I painted with the roses.


The inside is ready to hold keepsakes, 
art or sewing supplies, candy and more.

To another, I added lots of lace and trims with a felt petal flower on the lid.


The sky's the limit to how you can decorate these or paint.



It's amazing how different they are to work with in the plastic
compared to the metal cans from years ago, but still lots of fun.


Thanks for stopping by.

Be Blessed!
Celestina Marie

43 comments:

craftyles said...

The boxes are so pretty, Celeste. Love the one with stripes. Good to know about the paper versus fabric on the lids.Hope you are feeling better. I'm hoping to get some crafting done this week, since we'll be getting some rain.Happy week.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, sorry about the migraines. I have them sometimes, usually weather related. Your boxes are so pretty, a lovely project. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

LJ L said...

Celestina Marie, Nice post. I hope you feel better. Take care of yourself.
LJ

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Awww my friend, I hope your migraines have left your pretty little head and that you're feeling much better.
Your project is just adorable and thank you for sharing your tips on making them ourselves! Hugs and love are sent to you.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Good Morning Celeste - This is a fabulous project! I love reusing everyday containers we would normally toss. They are the best for organizing and storing and being beautiful at the same time. The creations you made with thee are beyond gorgeous. Each one has so much personality Celeste!
Been super busy reorganizing my studio for it's "new location" and these types of containers make all the difference. Functionality and beauty - a real win-win!

Love to you and your sweetie! Edie

Okio B Designs said...

Sorry to hear about your migraines. I can totally relate. Those cans are just beautiful. Such a sweet idea. Hope you're feeling better. =)

Jeanine

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I hope you feel better soon. My Mom always had migraines and so does my Daughter. I adore the second one with the green leaves. They are all so cute.

Claudia said...

Hi, dear Celeste, wonderful work again, so beautiful , your new projects ;O)
Sorry for your migrane, hope you are better soon!
Have a grest week, sending Love and hugs and blessings, my desr friend, Claudia xo

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Pretty boxes! I hope you are feeling much better soon.

FlowerLady

Donna said...

I'm sorry you've not been feeling well, Celestina. Hope you are doing much better very soon! Your boxes are oh so pretty! Who would have thought International Coffee containers could look so beautiful? Love all of the embellishments you've added, and of course your gorgeous hand painted roses! Feel better soon!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh Celeste, these type of projects are such a favorite for me! I love 'repurposing' things~ I have seen these tins (now plastic) covered with paper before; but never painted! Your work is so beautiful~ Lovely designs and details friend~ Have a blessed week! Karen O

Conniecrafter said...

When I did tole painting about 15 years ago I painted a few of these tins too, my husband has since stopped drinking them so I didn't know they turned to plastic now.... You did a Gorgeous job with these, Love them.... Sure hope you are feeling much better soon!

Anna said...

All the boxes are perfect !!!!!
Hope you are better now !
Have a great week !
Hug
Anna

Jessica Pelasky said...

Oh gosh. This is cute! What a neat idea! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful designs, feel well soon, hugs, Valerie

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste I enjoyed your encore presentation :-) I am concerned about you having a migraine for over a week. Could it be sinus problems or allergies?
Sending a big hug and kiss,
Vera

Kim said...

So beautiful! I am sorry to hear you weren't feeling well. I suffer from migraines, too, one this weekend as a matter of fact. It is not fun.

Stephanie said...

Sweet friend, I am always admired these darling boxes and you are so sweet to share your creativity with us. I just love all the lace and pearls! The cream box looks so feminine and dainty :)

I am sorry to hear about your migraines :( Rest up and take care, dear one! Much love to you!

Ginny said...

Hi Celeste, Migraines are horrible. I get them a couple times a year. Hope you are feeling better! I remember when you posted about these little boxes. They are so sweet!
Well, take care of yourself first and worry about catching up later. Hugs, ginny

BarberryLane Designs said...

Add handles and you have divine little easter baskets....my grand loves to paint...so I think we will have to try this...So sweet! I love making something from nothing...take care Celestine. Sandi

Mari said...

Celeste, your little boxes turned out soooo pretty, great idea to recycle......

Smiles~
Mari

Dorthe said...

You have so many great ideas, Celeste, ..I would never think of painting a plastic box, being afraid the paint would not bind, --but you just do and it looks gorgeous, and stay in place all. So sweet and romantic storage place, you created, dear.
Happy new week !!
Dorthe, xxxx

Createology said...

I am so sorry you are having migraines. I know the pain they cause as I suffered with them most of my life. My daughter also suffers with debilitating migraines. These gift boxes are beautiful and your elegant style is always so easy on my eyes. Love your painting skills. Healing Energy Dear...

living from glory to glory said...

Hello Dear, Lovely project! I do hope you feel better soon!
Love, Roxy

Nora said...

I hope you feel better soon. I love the little boxes. I really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your pictures. I followed your blog also.

Denise said...

praying your headache goes away very soon.

Gypsy Heart said...

I've been wondering how you were feeling. So very sorry to hear that you're still having issues. Believe me, I understand! This weather and the changes, the wind and pollen are all horrible. I use ice, heat, nasal cleaner and drink tons of water. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to let me know!

These little boxes are absolutely adorable! You have such talent and patience.

xo
Pat

Art and Sand said...

Who would have suspected that it used to be a coffee container?

So cute!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are so pretty, my dear Celeste! Hard to believe they were once coffee cans! The all-white one is especially lovely - nice for a bridal shower gift. Thank you for sharing these. I am sorry about your migraine. I get them, too. They are so painful. Hope you feel better soon. Sending hugs. xo Karen

Lisa said...

Celeste you are so amazing! These are absolutely gorgeous but way past my skill level.LOL I love the way you painted the sweet roses and stripes on. So beautiful! I'm glad you reposted this! I would have hated not to see these beauties. Feel better Friend .:-)

Christine said...

Sending much sympathy from a fellow sufferer - I am struggling with the after effects this week but we will look up and be thankful for each new day's blessings.
Your little boxes are transformed into darling new ones! Each prettier than before! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

Daniela said...

Wow, my dearest Celestina, I'm so amazed and charmed by your little projects, they're truly ... great !
Thank you for sharing all this Beauty, my sweetest one !

Have a wonderful remainder of your week,
sending love and blessings to you
with so much gratitude
Dany

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Aww, headaches are the worst. Feel better soon. Your little project is darling. So pretty and girly. Love the romantic soft look. xo

Alessandra said...

Wowwww! They are all super! This is one of the most beautiful recycling i' ve ever seen. I love them all, i can' t make a choice. Every single box is gorgeous and your talent is great!
HUgs
Alessandra

Creations By Cindy said...

Dear sweet friend, praying right now for your headaches! I have a SIL that suffers horribly with these headaches. And Yes, I do remember those sweet little coffee boxes you decorated. I love them! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

handmade by amalia said...

So pretty! I never would have guessed that these were coffee cans. I'm sending you a virtual cup of lemon-ginger tea, my cure for all things. If it doesn't help with the headache it will be delicious all the same :-)
Amalia
xo

Rose L said...

Cute! Could be nice idea for giving cookies and candies at special times.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest HEART! Thank you for coming to visit my post even though you are not feeling well. My prayers for you that you get well. I can't imagine having a migraine; and yet you reach out and still create. Blessings of healing and a new spring day!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina,
I do hope that the migraines go away and you feel better. I love the pretty tins you have decorated!
Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Take care.
Julie xo

Ana Lopes said...

Wow Celestina! The boxes are super cute! I love all sweet details!
I hope you feel well now!
Have a lovely week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Ana Lopes said...

Wow Celestina! All boxes are super cute! All details are so sweet!
I hope you get well now!
Have a great week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Feral Turtle said...

I am working backwards through my emails today. Your boxes are beautiful! How creative you are Celeste. Hoping you are feeling better now. Hugs!

Linda Walker said...

Hi Celeste,
So sorry to hear about your migraines. I have had a similar problem for years and finally resorted to injections every three months, has helped so much. Hope you are feeling much better now!

I love these little embellished containers and I love mine, have it in my kitchen and think of you every day!!! It's amazing how many different ways you can embellish these and so, so many little details that make each one unique!

Hope all is well Celeste! Sending love and hugs,
Linda

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..