DIY: How to Upcycle a Tin Box Cardholder into a Frame

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Quick & Easy Upcycle Project

Hey there!  Today I have a quick and easy DIY upcycle project that will help decorate your home.  When I bought Christmas cards over the holidays last year they came inside this tin box.

After I used all the cards I saved the box as a convenient catch all for my tiny trinkets.  The clear plastic window made it easy to remember what I stored in there but the other day the box was filled to capacity and I had to move my tiny treasures to a bigger container.

That’s when I knew I could use the container for a DIY upcycle project.

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What you’ll need

Above are the supplies needed for this project.  I bought the wood display stand and the rhinestone stickers from Michael’s using this couponing trick from a previous post.

So let’s get started and let me show you what I did…

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Decorating with rhinestones

As you can see I used the rhinestones to decorate the the tin box.  Each individual flower rhinestones are strung together in a row on a clear sticky plastic backing.  This made it so easy to slap on an  entire row instead of sticking each rhinestone individually.  For the corners I did cut individual rhinestones and stuck them on separately to help hug the rounded curve of the container.

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A frame with bling

Looking at the photo above I am really pleased with how the rhinestones decorations turned out.  I just love bling the more the better.

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You can store multiple photos inside

You can see from the photo above as I Insert the picture inside, the container has a little depth to it.  It has 1/2 inch depth that can hold up 18 photos in all.

IMG_1941The storage allows me to easily interchange and showcase other photos instantly.   Stacking the photos inside also helps the top photo stay flush against the clear plastic window.

IMG_1945Repurposing a plate display stand

I wanted to talk about and show this beautifully crafted wood display stand before I place the frame on it.  I think it was meant to hold and display collectible plates but it does the job quite beautifully showcasing the frame.  The dark wood compliments the metal and rhinestone quite nicely.

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Putting the finishing touch

This project turned out beautifully! I hope you enjoyed reading about it as much as enjoyed putting it together.  By the way the photo is of me when I was little.  I’m not sure how old I was in this picture but even then I loved being creative.

Thanks for reading!

 

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