December 25, 2011

Deck your shop with gobs of tinplate

This is truly the best time of year to score tons of raw material for your tinplate projects. Have you noticed how a popcorn or cookie tin will sit around empty at the office for a whole week? Well to some they may look like garbage, but to us, they are goldmines, so don’t hesitate to snag ’em. Embossed and stickered tins can be a little harder to work with, but there’s usually some usable material in every tin, especially the big ones. Keep an eye out for great patterns and colors, too. Recruit some friends to retrieve tins from their workplaces, too, and soon you’ll be set up for the next six months!

Stay tuned in the coming year for more great interviews and projects. Don’t forget to send us photos of what you’ve been working on. Many thanks to those of you who already have. Keep them coming, we’ll be putting them up on the blog soon!

Happiest Holidays from our Tinplate Workshop!!

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