Friday, June 01, 2012

Altered Film Canister - Graphic 45

This is my second post for today. If you are looking for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge, please scroll down.

I have another Graphic 45 Winter CHA project to share today. One of our assignments was to alter one of the Graphic 45 Staples boxes or tins. I chose to alter the Metal Film Canister.

The metal canister is about 6 1/4 inches around, and about 1 1/4 inches deep. Each canister contains a mini album. I chose to alter only the canister by turning it into room decor.

I used the Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection to make a decoration for a baby girl's room. This could hang on the wall or even the door knob.

My favorite part is the rose ribbon from American Crafts and the sparkly dove that I found at a local Christmas shop.

This is such a vintage looking piece that I can almost imagine that it really is old! I created the vintage buttons from actual vintage pink buttons and some cream buttons that I found at the craft store.

I used glue to attach the lace to the edge of the canister. Since I did not want to use the canister for storage, I glued the paper over the edge of the lid to create a more seamless look.

I enjoyed using this round "canvas" for a project. It was both fun and challenging to think of a way to use the canister.

Graphic 45 Supplies:
Graphic 45 papers:
Little Darlings: New Arrival, Bundle of Joy, Rock-A-Bye Baby, Peek-A-Boo, Precious Posey
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Film Canister

Clearsnap: Colorbox Decades Antiquing Ink Venetian Lace
Maya Road: trinket pins
Prima: flower stems
American Crafts: rose ribbon trim
Really Reasonable Ribbon: satin ribbon
Craft supply: lace trim, glitter bird, white buttons
Vintage items: pink buttons, pins
Adhesive: Glue Dots adhesive dots; Beacon Adhesives Fabri-tac glue; hot glue; white glue


  1. truly gorgeous...!!!

  2. Beautiful! You'd never guess something as "industrial" as a film canister was under there!

  3. Anonymous11:24 AM

    Gloria this is straight from a lullaby! Could not be more precious!

  4. Just gorgeous! Love everything about it!!! Great project Gloria!

  5. Commented on the G45 blog...but this is so pretty it deserves a second helping of applause. I love the lace border...looks like the tier of a beautifully frosted cake. So soft, so pretty...amazing!

  6. G, what an amazing project!!!! LOVE it....super sweet and love the embellishments!! Love ya, Ang

  7. precious and gorgeous :)

  8. Oh my Word..this is adorable, beautiful, intricately devine..what an inspirational idea. love it.

  9. So pretty Gloria. Love the gorgeous colors and embellishments.