Monday, November 22, 2010

How to Alter a Tin

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I wanted to share a quick and easy craft with you. I thought I would show you an easy way to alter a tin. Maybe it is an old holiday cookie tin or popcorn tin or a coffee tin, almost any tin will work. I bought some little tins that I keep some of my crafting supplies in.


You need:
2 pieces of Patterned Paper (same print)
Double sided tape
Any sized tin

First take your paper and wrap it around the tin. Make a mark on your patterned paper on the white side at where the groove at the top. This is so you can put the lid on your tin. Take a ruler and make a line horizontal and cut across. You might need another piece of paper to cover the rest of your tin depending on the size. Remember to keep the lip of the tin exposed because it will not matter once the lid is on.

Carefully put double sided tape on the paper and line it up around the tin. I find that it works better if you stick the paper in the metal rim at the bottom. It not only looks cleaner but it helps it stay. If you need to cover more of the tin, just cut out a strip of paper to fit the area and tape. It can be the back of the tin.

Trace the top of the tin’s lid and cut it out. You will also need a thin strip of paper to go around the bottom of the lid. Tape the paper to the lid.
You can decorate any way you would like.

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  1. I think this is a pretty nifty craft idea! Thanks for sharing this idea with us I def will have to test it out at home!

  2. You're such a clever, crafty little chicky!! P.S. I filled out an application for the Clever 1000. Sounds great, so tell Cat to take me cuz you love me! LOL

  3. That's very clever!! It turned out great! I have tons of these tins and have never thought of this! lol

    Thanks for the idea! I love the Scotch tape products!!