Monday, March 22, 2010
This one-of-a-kind hand-made item is newly listed in my etsy shop:
An adorable baby boy is immersed in a book titled, "What Would Socrates Say?" as he finds himself pondering over life's meaningful thoughts and yearning for wisdom. This brilliant baby is surrounded by his books and wooden baby blocks that read, "how smart is your baby", as these thought provoking messages appear before him: "If you see good, learn something. If you see bad, learn what not to be.", "Wisdom becomes knowledge when it is personal experience." "You are unlimited.", "To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach.", "Live in your strength.", "When ego is lost, limit is lost.", "Be proud of who you are", "Truth is everlasting.", and others.
You can display this eye-catching piece as a candle votive, pen or pencil holder, trinket container, or as a stunning work of art...this particular canister would look wonderful in a baby nursery! This also makes a great gift (maybe even for a baby shower) for holding baked goods, candies, soaps, bath salts, teas, baby items, etc. Also in my shop are some beautiful "cello" bags made of 1.2 mil crystal clear polypropylene that are decorated in elegant white lace and are used as candy bags, food bags, soap bags, or for any small item. These are great for using in this size tin when giving as a gift to contain other presents.
In these pictures, the shine on the canister is from the glossy Mod Podge finish. I applied two coats of Mod Podge to this canister so the images are protected, yet you can still feel the fun texture of the freckles!
The eco-friendly recycled materials used in this item are: a tin can, magazine clippings, and yogi tea tags. This piece measures 6 inches tall and 3 inches wide. The interior of this tin is painted a gorgeous golden yellow. Canisters like this one were opened with a special can opener that cuts with a very smooth edge, so you can touch the top of the canister and be completely safe!