I am lucky enough to have many different friends throwing goodies at me and saying, "What can I do with this?" This is one of those goodies. How many of us have plain old tins in our craft room just waiting to be transformed?
These are great as gifts for friends, teachers and if you are a teacher, for parent volunteers. They are easy and super inexpensive to make.
For my tin, I pulled out my SU! Night and Day DSP that I haven't used yet. This
was the perfect opportunity!
There is a great tutorial on Splitcoast for these tins: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/alteredtin/. First, you need to measure the width of the tin and cut your paper to size. More than likely, a 12x12 strip will not be long enough to cover the circumference of the tin, so you cut a strip to fill the gap. You then adhere these strips with Tacky Tape or any strong two-sided tape.
Next, you choose a coordinating ribbon, trim to size and attach it to the lid. You can then decorate the lid in any way you wish. I added a flower that I saw over at Wendy Smedley's website: http://wendysmedley.typepad.com/possibilities/2009/11/week-of-gratitude-bouquet.html. These are adorable and it's yet another way to make use of our punches. It's a win-win.
Hope you like it....TFL!
Paper: Night & Day DSP
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Scallop Circle Punch, Ribbon, Black Brad, 1/16" Circle Punch and Sticky Strip