Found Chic Muffin Tin
- 12-cup muffin tin
- Michaels Industrial Chic Charms by Susan Lenart Kazmer, assorted
- We R Memory Keepers Copper Alphabet
- Cardboard, large sheet
- Natural excelsior moss
scissors, ruler, pencil, newspaper
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo Stain
- White matte-finish spray paint
- Matte spray sealer
- White vinegar
- Household bleach
- Spray bottle
- Large glass measuring cup and spoon
- Rubber gloves
- Coarse-grit sandpaper
- Adhesives: Eclectic Products E6000 Multi-Purpose Adhesive Gel, glue gun
- 1. Cover work surface with newspaper. Working in well-ventilated area, spray paint front and back of muffin tin white; let dry.
- 2. In glass container, mix one cup bleach and one cup vinegar. Stir and pour into spray bottle. This will be enough mixture to spray tin several times over a few days.
- 3. Using coarse-grit sandpaper, sand off random patches of dried paint.
- 4. Place muffin tin flat on work surface and spray front with bleach/vinegar mixture; let dry and cure. Repeat for back of tin. Spray on additional coats until pleased with rusting. This may take a day or two.
- 5. Seal tin with a few very light coats of spray sealer; let dry.
- 6. Peel apart cardboard to reveal corrugated inside. Trace bottom of muffin tin cup six times and cut out circles. Rub corrugated ridges with Vintage Photo stain; let dry.
- 7. Use glue gun to glue circles into alternating openings in muffin tin. Fill remaining openings with excelsior; adhere with glue gun.
- 8. Using photo as a guide, fill openings with assorted charms; secure charms with glue gun.
- 9. Adhere letters spelling “Found Chic” down center of muffin tin; secure with E6000. Let dry completely.
- 10. Display tin on easel stand.
by Vicki Kammerer