Well, I've finally tackled altering it. I am so tickled with the way it turned out. Hope you like it too.
I am submitting this for Joan's Gardens Challenge #9.
The requirements are:
recycle a container preferably round, use lace, use flowers and pearls.
I've stayed with a black and white color scheme with a touch of gray/silver (the tin). The black polka dp is on the top and the bottom. I've used black/gray/white striped ribbon to form petals and a pull on the side to assist in opening the very tight lid. The flower center is white crocheted lace (love those glubers) with a very large black pearl center. Around the edge of the top is a zig-zaggy looped black lace trim.
The sides were covered in two different ribbons A black/white checked ribbon (think Nascar winner's flag) on the bottom portion and a black silk on the top half. In this area I've added 4 large white pearls at the 12, 6, 9 and 3 o'clock positions. Because ...
this is the inside of the tin:
. . . on the inside I've used clockworks dp. The left one is the top (I used pop dots on a couple of the smaller clocks) and the right one is the bottom (kept flat so you can use this).
I thoroughly enjoyed working on this project and will not hesitate to tackle more projects like this! (Edit: Scor-tape was used to adhere the ribbon to the tin and Crafter's Pick The Ultimate glue to adhere the dp to the tin.)