16 February 2015

UPCYCLED MILK TIN

UPCYCLED EMPTY BABY MILK FORMULA TINS
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It was cute little Nina's FIRST Birthday on 4 February 2015 and her dear mom, Jeanine has been saving all Nina's empty milk formula tins for me to use in my upcycling projects.  So I thought it fit to upcycle one especially for Nina to gift her a 1st birthday gift with.  I have used the cute little dancing elephant from QKR Stampede which you can purchase here.  The folded embellies have been created with scallop square punches. The sentiment is from Hannelie (Desert Diva)






... and here are some photos of the photo shoot I did of Nina's cake smashing celebrating her first birthday.  The grown ups had more fun than little Nina, as she is a very neat little girl and did not want to get dirty at all.  It was more a cake caressing than a cake smashing photo shoot, lol. Nina's mom Jeanine, baked and decorated the beautiful cake - such a shame to have to dig into it.














I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with my upcycled milk tin:

613 Avenue Create - ATG with optional twist
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Word Art Wednesday - ATG
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - ATG
Recycle Re-Purpose Re-Invent - ATG but must Recycle
Flashback Friday - Use Pink or Blue and something more than 1 year old from your stash.  The flat pearls has been in my stash for nearly 2 years)
Just Inspirational - Any Animal
The Outlawz - Tuesday Colour Inspiration

Crafty Glas Corner - ATG
Decorate to Celebrate - ATG
Paper Shelter - Recycle
Craft for the Craic - Birthday or Anniversary
Creative Corner - Kiddy Fun
A Gem of a Challenge - Children's playtime
Dis Digi Designs - Lots of Embellishments
Come and Get It - Birthdays
Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
Through the Purple Haze - Embellish Embellish
Crafting from the Heart - ATG
Craft Your Passion - ATG
Not Just Cards - ATG


Thank you again for all your wonderful visits and all the love you leave for me here.  

Crafty hugs

75 comments:

  1. What a fabulous upcycled tin! Love the photo of Nina too. :-) xx

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  2. Gorgeous photo's and a brilliant re-cycle project. Happy first birthday Nina - a bit late I know! Jx

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  3. Lovely work and beautiful photos.

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  4. you have upcycled it in a beautiful way, happy birthday to cute nina

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  5. Wonderful idea to recycle Desire, looked like a beautiful cake too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Great recycling Desire. Photos are awesome!!!

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  7. so cute Desire
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi
    hugs
    céline

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  8. very beautiful
    nice photos

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  9. Fabulous and so pretty upcycling Desire. And what a little pink angel in the photos.

    B x

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  10. Your tin looks amazing! Great upcycling!
    The photos are beautiful, such a little sweetie! She does look unimpressed by her parents messy behaviour! Obviously doesn't believe in playing with her food!!!
    Chris
    x

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  11. This is gorgeous Desire. Love all the embellishments and the elephant is so cute.
    I am afraid the gorgeous beauty in the photos upstaged your design. She is adorable and the photos are so beautiful. A fabulous keepsake for her first birthday.
    Have a lovely week,
    Hugs Sharon. x

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  12. This is fabulous Desire, your folded embellishments and pretty pearl flowers are perfect.
    Beautiful photographs, such a lovely family.
    Pauline
    x

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  13. So glad I popped in to check your lovely birthday project to see these beautiful birthday photos. They are treasured photos for sure. Thanks for sharing a little of your family to us Desire.

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  14. Tutu cute!! So pretty in pink that little Nina! Love the make-over on that milk can. Love the dancing elephant!

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  15. WOW gorgeous work Desire and such great recycling. Your photos are wonderful. Michelle x

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  16. She is so beautiful
    love your fotos
    great recycling
    hugs Tamara

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  17. Oh my gosh what a PRECIOUS little girl!! Those photos are just darling Desire!!! Happy one year to the special baby girl too!! ;) Your recycle idea is soo clever!! I just love how you've decorated it with that darling little ballerina elephant!! LOL!! Wonderful job and a fabulous post too!! Thanks so much for sharing your creation at my Flashback Friday Challenge! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

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  18. WOW 2 fabulous shares in one post...your tin is super gorgeous ...I love those pearly flowers and your folded designs and your photos are fantastic!!

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  19. Pragtige foto's Desire!
    Oulike idee om die blik so te recycle!

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  20. She is sooooooooooooo cute! I love love love what you did with the formula jars!! Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

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  21. I love your upcycle projects. This one is fabulous and is sure to be a keepsake. What a glorious photo shoot for Nina's first birthday. I love your staging and your photographs are stunning.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  22. Your photos are amazing Desire...so is your upcycled milk formula tin.

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  23. Wow what beautiful and adorable photos Desire, Nina has one very talented Mom too, the cake looks amazing...as is your upcycling! I l love what you have done with the tin and what a great keepsake it will be for little Nina! Hugs Carole Z X

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  24. She's adorable! What a beautiful showcase of photos! Your upcycled baby tin is gorgeous too - great idea!

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  25. What a gorgeous little girl, so pretty and her parents are good lookers too.
    Awesome up-cycled creation Desire. FANTASIC.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxx

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  26. OMG, she is so precious in pink. Must have that cake. Fantastic photos of the family and that up recycle project is simply magnificent.
    Hugs
    Berni

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  27. Love your project - great job as always. Adorable photos thanks for sharing!!!

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  28. Wonderful recycling box. Best regards

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  29. Oh Wow you've decorated the tin beautifully Desire.. I love the cute ellies and the stunning embellishments! and little Nina is absolutel adorable….. what a cutie!! :-)
    Hope you have a good week
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

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  30. Stunning photos Desire..what a sweet little poppet she is..and I love your altered milk can..fabulous details and a brilliant idea.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  31. What a great upcycle and a fabulous keepsake. Love the adorable elephants. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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  32. Wow, the tin looks amazing!! You decorated it so beautifully!! And the pictures are all so sweet!! She's adorable!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  33. What a great project for such a special occasion.j.

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  34. What a beautiful baby > I love your project i like anything that recycles used items ..........Lis

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  35. A gorgeous upcycled project, you've decorated it beautifully. The photo's look fabulous too, she's adorable.
    Lorraine x

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  36. Sjoe, wie sou kon raai dat dit 'n lee melkblik is wat jy so pragtig versier het, Desire!!! Ek hou van al die pereltjies en die fyn blommetjies op die papier!!! Die olifantjies is te skattig!!! Baie oulik gedoen. Baie mooi foto's van die oulike Nina!!!
    Groete en 'n lekker Dinsdag vir jou!!!

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  37. Fabulous upcycling Desire, love the transformation...and what a darling little girl, great photos. Carol x

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  38. Beautiful up-cycled project, desire! I love those dancing elephants! Perfect little project for such a special occasion. :)

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  39. fabulous project Desire, I love all the embellishments, wonderful photos looks like a fun day
    Kevin xx

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  40. Such beautiful photos and love that tin!! Your embellishments around the edges look fabulous! TFS

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  41. What a great project, your tin looks amazing and a great keepsake. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  42. No doubt an interesting post with amazing photographs and of course Nina is so precious and pretty ballerina she is! The cake is so beautiful and I still can't get my eyes off from you lovely photo shoots! Oh, I must not forget that I am here to comment on your beautiful upcycle creation; always "Desireable" and creative! Thank you for playing along with us at Through The Craft Room Door this week and we hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs,
    Asmah
    [TTCRD DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Blog]

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  43. A very original projekt for for the seety girl! Thanks for playing at Just Inspirational challenge!
    Stefi DT

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  44. Desire! So much to say! First of all, the upcycled can that you transformed into such a lovely project blows me away!! And then those pictures of the lovely and adorable Nina!!! She is a doll!!! Love that cake, too!! That is some talent to decorate a cake like that! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Through the Craft Room Door!
    Hugs
    Darcy

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  45. Very cute upcycled gift tin. Love the embellies you make, they always add that extra special touch to your projects. Thank you for sharing the adorable photos too :-)
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
    Hugs,
    Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

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  46. Gorgeous tin for a gorgeous little girl ~ Well done on upcycling so beautifully! and the photo shoot photos are gorgeous ... I especially like the three with the ONE letters.

    I must admit I really don't understand smashing or digging into a cake ~ what a waste of a beautiful cake!

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  47. Gorgeous photos and tins. Thanks for sharing at CGC.

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  48. Fabulous project and wonderful photographs.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  49. Oh! What a great idea!
    Thanks for joining us at Not Just Cards Challenges!
    Monica - DT

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  50. amazing tin, I love how it is easy to create something great from simple unused can :) Baby s gorgeous :) thank you for taking part in craft for the craic challenge

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  51. Wow. So precious - the project and the little princess. Thank you for joining Through the Purple Haze this week. DT - Faith

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  52. Oh, this is fabulous. OMGosh this is an awesome idea. I don't have any babies around anymore, but I'm picturing what I could do with some of these other containers that are too nice to throw away! I love the theme of this and how you decorated not only the outside of the can, but the lid. This is so pretty and now it is something pretty and useful! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week! Hugs, Gail

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  53. What a fabulous idea for reusing the tine, it looks fantastic and the photo shoot looks amazing! :) xx

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  54. First of all, what a fantastic photo shoot! Love all the pics! Darling baby & family, huh? :^)
    And the tin you decorated came out just gorgeous! Love all the pretty embellies you added to it! Perfect for a dainty little girl! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  55. Brilliant idea and love the decorated tin -beautiful photos-my grandson had a cake smash for his 1st birthday and had no qualms about making a mess and demolishing cake lol
    Carol x

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  56. Absolutely precious, both the little one and the tin! It's such a sweet keepsake...
    Love the photos of her with cake all over her face:)

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  57. Such Gorgeous Photos and bet she had a Wonderful Day. Love your decorated tin you have such a Wonderful Imagination for these sorts of things!

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  58. What a great photoshoot! The little one and the cake look both adorable! I have been browsing through your blog after beeing out of time the last weeks and really enjoyed the little feast for eyes that you make! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  59. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

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  60. Just wanted to let you know that you were featured as a “Flashback Favorite” from the last challenge! Be sure to drop by and get your badge! So glad to have you play along and I hope you’ll join me again today!

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  61. Wow this is such a wonderful way to up cycle those cans. Thanks for sharing.
    Your photos are beautiful.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly (blogspot)

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  62. What a fabulous project, and super photos too, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

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  63. That's absolutely a cute project to do!
    Baby Nina is so cute..Happy Birthday to her!

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  64. Fabulous upcycling! Great photos, too!
    Thank you for joining us at Decorate to Celebrate!
    Lilian
    http://theleafstudio.blogspot.com

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  65. So sweet.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope we see you again next challenge.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

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  66. Loved the folded scalloped embellies. Sure must have takes a lot of effort, but definitely worth it! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion#249. Good luck!

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  67. Adorable, what a little Darling, and the lot of artistic photos.

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  68. So adorable little girl (I love pink) and the recycle tin is so cute <3
    Hugs from Therese, Creative Corner DT

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  69. Fabulous make.... Thanks for joining our "Recycle" challenge at TPS... xo Nikki

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  70. Hi Desire :) Great to hear from you and I just loved seeing this post. She is so precious and I really love what you did to recycle!! Thanks so much for sharing this idea :)
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa x

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  71. Beautiful decoration of the milk tin desire. An even more beautiful and precious little one. Great photos. - Jim

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  72. A gorgeous project and the upcycled version is so super! The photo's are so precious...such a sweet and precious little girl! ;-)

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  73. Hi Desire, I just popped back to say thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.
    Pauline
    x

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  74. Where to start....love all your beautiful photos, what a little cutie pie! And your up cycled container is just so sweet too, you have been one busy lady!

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  75. the little lady is sooo sweet Desire , her cake with flower oh I want try it
    and all in pink yaay
    really beautiful photos you have sharing
    and that up cycled thin si so sweet I adore all the decoration
    now I am doing catch up I am sorry for not so fast by commenting
    hugs, Monika

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