Up cycling is just a new world buzz word for recycling items. The box in image was just a plain box, lined with old sheet music, rescued lace and broken jewellery. Great idea for the bits and pieces for the moments of value in your life......
Oatmeal boxes covered with book pages or with newspaper from the day your child was born, a special event occurred, or a historical moment. (I've always saved oatmeal boxes since I first made one into a drum to hang around my neck when I was 5 years old.)
I tried this technique of burning the paint off a tin before painting. Bad idea. My tin was warped and discolored, and I never got all the paint burnt off. I will say, I never did try it with an actual Altoids tin -- I used Fisherman's Friend tins.
For anyone who likes creating things with paper, this is one of the best measurement shortcuts I’ve ever seen. I learned it in a bookbinding workshop led by Cherryl Moote. If you need to divide a rectangular sheet of paper into equal pieces...follow these steps