Day 9 - 12 Gifts of Christmas

So we are up to Day 9 already, today is a really nice one, made from something you would normally throw in the bin. I have not included measurements today as you can use any tin you would like and they are all likely to be different, as today we are altering an

Altoid Tin

First of all I took an altoid tin and some Patterned Paper (wahey guess where it comes from??) yep it comes from the I Wish Simply Scrappin Pack... I drew around the top and bottom and cut out.

I then covered the lid of the altoid tin in glue....

And then I stuck the Top piece of Patterned Paper to the top.... like this...

I then did the same with the bottom (as the bottom had a lot of writing on I wanted to cover it up.
I found it easier to glue a strip of 1/4" grosgrain around the rim of the lid, and then cut a piece of Patterned Paper to size to go around the sides of the base of the tin. I only put the paper up as far as the lid reached down so it wouldn't get scuffed when the tin was opened and closed...

Then we come to the inside. I again traced around the top and bottom of the tin and cut slightly inside the lines so that the patterned paper would fit inside the top and bottom of the tin...

And stuck double sided tape to the wrong side of the Patterned Paper so it would sit securely inside the tin...

The Patterned Paper was then stuck to the inside of the tin.

I traced around the top of the tin again onto vellum this time, and once again cut out slightly inside the lines.. this was then cut just over halfway up and decorated with one of the strips from the I Wish set.

and using strongbox adhesive was glued slightly around the edges and glued in place on the lid of the tin.

And as you can see I had decided to make the tin into a small sewing set as this is always handy to carry around with you in your handbag...

I then needed to decorate the outside of the tin, so again I turned to the wonderful scallop circle punch and a stamp from the Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set Best Yet. For this I used Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Real Red Cardstock.

I stuck some 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon across the top of the tin and topped it off with our assembled scallop embellishment, and then further decorated it with some of the Stampin Up Buttons in Old Olive and Ruby Red.

And voila a very smart looking tin for next to nothing (the sewing set cos £1.99 from Tesco)... a wonderful give for just about everyone...

I also wanted to show you today how versatile the Rub-Ons are, and they have 20% off until 30th November, so if you would like them, please get your orders in quick to me before the 30th November. Just fill in an ORDER FORM at the top of this post (click on ORDERFORM/WISHLIST at the top of this post).

I bought this Frame from Tesco and put a beautiful photo of my DD, her DH and newly born baby (he was only about 30 minutes old when this photo was taken as I was there at his birth), and I decorated the frame with Rub-Ons to personalise it a bit...

And I also decorated a vase and filled it with baubles for a Christmas Decoration this Christmas..

For the photo frame I used the Rub-Ons Cherished Memories and for the Vase I used Hidden Garden Blossoms.

Will be back tomorrow with Day 10 of the 12 Gifts of Christmas, nearly finished now... take care, have a good evening xx



4 amazing people have contributed:

Yankee in England said...

I really hate altoids, would it be wrong for me to go and buy a few tins and dump them in the trash so I make these? I think it would. I will have to shove them down my DH throat.

Rosietoes said...

What a lovely idea Linda. You have been working hard! I love decorating tins but I've never seen Altoids here. I'll have to look out for something similar as I think these would be perfect stocking fillers for my DDs - that's if they remember how to sew! :)

Fiona Whitehead said...

These are just gorgeous ideas Linday- wish I'd found you before as I'm off to do a Craft Fair on Sunday and a lot of these would have been fantastic. Hmm, not in the Hampshire area doing nothing on Sunday are you? LOL!

5purposedriven said...

I love the scallop punches on your posts. I am trying to decide between nestabilities and the stampin' up punch...do you use both?

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