Home Décor or 3D Hop-Day 1

Good morning crafty friends!
So glad you could join us for our Totally Terrific Two Day Home Decor and or 3D Project Blog Hop! 

Grab a cuppa joe..or in some cases...some tea and hold on to your hats!!!!! We have TWO DAYS with DIFFERENT DESIGNERS and DIFFERENT projects each day! PLUS we have a challenge and some great blog candy to give away too! So let’s get started!

Here is the line up for today SATURDAY
CookingWithCricut.com: YOU’RE HERE
Jill - http://www.jaihart.com/  NEXT STOP

So here is what I made for today. My project is for one of the things I truly enjoy. Since moving here to the south from Michigan, I have acquired quite a taste for some tea....LOVE IT! In the winter, I love a warm cup of tea. In the summer some Iced tea is the BEST! Now, I used to make it....break your teeth sweet, but I have learned to back off the sugar considerably and I can even drink it unsweetened now...Yes...for me that’s an accomplishment...lol. So I decided to alter this can and keep it on my kitchen counter. It will hold my tea bags and bring a little pleasure.
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I used a canister from some wonderful Pepperidge Farm Creme Filled Vanilla Wafers. I saved the can from the holidays.
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Here is a shot of the can covered with the paper. It was just a little too big for a 6.5 x 12 piece to fit the circumference so I had to add a 1.5" piece in. I then cut the scalloped oval and the digi doing a "print and cut" method and glued them to the can. I covered the "seam" with the oval and scallop so the rest of the can would look seamless. The biggest thing was gluing the scalloped and oval set good enough so that it laid flat on the curve.
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Here is a shot of the container with the top open. I cut a circles at 3.80 and 3.70 and it covered the top nicely. I simply added some lace to the edge of the bottom and the lid and that was it. Super simple and yet pretty.

So what would a hop be without some wonderful blog candy!!!

There are several prizes and a few different ways to win!!!
* Leave A Comment on this post
* Like Our FB Page
* Join Our Challenge
(be sure to be a follower of the blog to be eligible for any of the prizes)

Leave a comment on this post, tomorrow’s post, one or the other or both and you will be entered to win the following:
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$20 Dollar Gift Voucher Download from PaperCraftingWorld.com 

A Quick Quotes Prize Pack. This includes the Savvy Davvy Paper Pack featuring 12 double sided cardstock weight papers and 10 vellum quotes! Please note: This only ships within the United States.
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Plus, Leave a comment on this post AND like our Facebook page: HERE
and you could win a $15 dollar gift certificate to Page-Kits.com. Please note: This only ships within the United States.

Join our Home Décor Challenge and link up your home décor project below and you could win
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In order to be eligible for any of these prizes, we only ask that you be a follower of our blog and “like” us on Facebook for the Facebook prize :)

Lastly, how about a little something for everyone....Here are a couple of FREE files for you to enjoy. Be sure to download them today as they will only be available until tomorrow’s post!

Scalloped Oval Cutting File. 
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Just use the "add to cart" button and check out. You will not be charged.

Tea For Two Digital Printable Stamp.
Just use the "add to cart" button and check out. You will not be charged.

Now on to the wonderfully talented JILL to see what she has in store for you!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 2 for another great round of designers and projects!


  1. So cute and what a great way to upcycle, Melin!  Love the digi, too!

  2. Skrappindiva294/21/12, 10:18 AM

    Just finished day one of the hop. Great projects! I will be back tomorrow. I am now following.

  3. I love your project Melin! You are such a talented artist. Love having you as our leader! Can't wait to see what's cooking for tomorrow!

  4. Love your project might have to make one for my tea bags, back tomorrow 

  5. Love it! can't wait to get to the next one!

  6. Kathy_serrahn4/21/12, 11:03 AM

    awesome projects and thanks for the files

  7. Marji Franklin4/21/12, 11:06 AM

    I love it, that paper is so pretty!! Thanks for the freebies :)

  8. WOW-Love the cup. Very Cute. and Thanks for the cute Digi-LOVE your digis's (I have already liked you FB long time ago)-YAY! Would love to be a winner:0)

  9. Pretty projects! I love the paper used :) Thanks for the files

    Hugs, Sheena 

  10. Melin, you are the best!!  So talented. Love the project.  And your set up and photography is fabulous.  Awesome job!!


  11. Myrnacochrane4/21/12, 12:25 PM

    Such a cool site.
    Unfortunately there seems to be now way I can download the oval.  Any suggestons?  It goes into my download file but the svg will not open.

  12. Kathy Van klaveren4/21/12, 12:58 PM

    Great project, I love re-purposing tins. I follow you on FB.

    Katsews at gmail dot com

  13. Cruella637034/21/12, 1:15 PM

    It is only 52 degrees out right now and I think I might make me a cup of hot tea since you gave me the idea. Cute holder.

  14. Adorable Altered Tin!Love it!TFS

  15. really cute Melin! I'm not a tea drinker myself, but that would make a great gift!

  16. Oh how adroable!!! Just too sweet. I'm a fan and follower. Love your blog hops. Thanks so much for the files. Looking forward to check out the hop.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  17. Way to recycle Melin! I agree with Becky - this would make an awesome gift.  I may lift it from you for Mother's Day. :)

  18. Just came across you page today and I am already in love with it.  Great was to recycle for a Mothers Day gift.  I just liked your FB page and became a follower of your blog. Looking forward for the things to come.

  19. What a great way to reuse that tin! Lovely project. It will be sure to bring a smile to your face everyday when you see it!

  20. How pretty!!  I LOVE how you decorated the tin!! {hopefully you enjoyed the goodies inside, too, with your tea!}


  21. Very nice! Would love to try this!

  22. Cute Tea Caddy.  I love my tea black and no sugar, expecially love green tea.

  23. So cute Melin! That image is perfect- adorable!
    Heather ;)

  24. Melin I love your tea container.  I have been saving one of those cookie containers to use for something too.  Love what you did with yours and love the tea girl digi.  So cute!!!!!! 

  25. Courtscraftcorner4/21/12, 11:08 PM

    Love it!

  26. Love it and want to make it!

  27. Melin, this has been a great first day of the hop!!!  The DT did fabulous on their projects!!!
    Your tea canister is so adorable.  Love the pink paper and lace and the little girl in the teacup image!!  
    Thank you so much for the free files today.  It is greatly appreciated!!!!

  28. I Love this idea! We are remodeling our kitchen and I needed some ideas for usable containers! I Love the tea cup girl and bear! Thank You so much for your hard work! Tammi

  29. So cute! I am always looking for things to do with left over containers!

  30. cherylphillips4/22/12, 9:09 AM

    Great project!!  TFS!!

  31. Melin,  This is such a fabulous idea.  What a beautiful canister to keep your tea in and at the same time decorate your kitchen.  I love the pretty soft colors and the image is adorable.

  32. What part of Michigan were you from?  I'm just outside of Ann Arbor.
    Your tea cannister is really cute, is moving south what it takes to make people like tea?  Maybe that's my problem.  LOL

  33. Scrapperbecka4/22/12, 9:03 PM

    super cute project, love the idea!

  34. Scrappinlaurie4/22/12, 10:35 PM

    This is such a cute project! Thank you for sharing!

  35. What a cute idea! I love it!

  36. Love Your blog hops. Thanks for another fun filled event

  37. This is such an adorable container!! I love all the gorgeous detail!!

  38. Michele Smith4/23/12, 6:56 AM

    Awww how sweet is that! I LOVE iced tea and add 4 scoops of sugar to every pitcher! You are my inspiration to begin cutting back a little at a time until I like it unsweetened as well!!! Thanks for sharing this awesome project! 

  39. very neat project.  tfs.  i'm a follower and a fb fan.


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