Hi all! I made an altered tin like this one yesterday but really didn't care for it, so I decided to make another and post a short how-to on what I did! The first picture is the finished project of course. It's made using the Baby It's Cold Outside set coming December 5th. It's also made using the very fist ever MFT Holiday Digital Paper Pack which will also be available on December 5th! Yippee!!!! I am such a hoarder of patterned paper and am finding the only way I'll use it is if Ihave an exhaustless supply! The cool thing about the digital paper in a project like this is that I was able to print the background sheet on plain text weight paper so that it would easily adhere and shape to the tin with little effort! 3 of the patterns are featured on this project, just to give you a little teaser! Now, onto the how's...I cut two thin strips of paper, just shy of 1/2 wide each and glues them together so I would have a long enough strip to go around the entire box. You will see a close up of this in the picture below:
Then I cut a square of the same paper, approx 2 15/16 x 4 1/4 to use on the top of the tin. Before mounting, I rounded the corners and then cut 3 small fringes so the paper would tuck in around the corners and sides of the tin. Make sense?
After the top paper was glued and tucked, I covered the edge with a thin strip of ric rac. I did this because I don't know of a way to make perfect edges and with the ric rac not only does it dress up the tin a bit, it disguises the corners! Not that they were bad mind you, just not perfect. Now that the tin lid was ready for embellishment, I decided it was time to add my handle. For this I used my Crop-o-dile and punched two holes right underneath the humps where the tin lid attaches to keep it shut. THe Crop-o-dile of course made easy work of this, don't know if an ordinary punch would work but you can try it! of course, why would anyone not have a Crop-o-dile? Hmmm....
Lastly, I embellished away until my tin was just right! Much better than my last one, that's for sure! I did try a neat trick with my flower I thought I'd share, I basically used another strip of ribbon to circle the ribbon handle already in place and then tied the knot through the flower center. I believe I first learned of this through Lauren (mytime). Clever girl!
So now that the *work* is out of the way, how about a little T-Day Blog CANDY??????? Post a comment below and a winner will be randomly selected on December 1st! What in it for you???? How about one of these tins, the new Baby It's Cold Outside set AND a package of our digital papers when they are released! How's that for a T-Day treat?!!
Hugs and a blessed Thanksgiving to all!