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Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's Never Too Early...


Hi Imaginisce Fans! It's Sam Hauzer here, with a little project to share with you all today. Now, I've had my Santa's Little Helper papers sitting out on my desk since I finished my dt projects. I was going to put them away, and then maybe make something with them when it was closer to Christmas, but then remembering the promise I made myself after last Christmas (about being more organised!), I decided to get a headstart on some little Christmas gifts. I know it's only August, but it's never too early to start getting organised!

So...I had a bit of a look around, and found this little old tin that used to hold chocolate powder...


Perfect! It's really small and cute, and I knew it would be perfect to hold a special little gift. Because it's only a small tin, all I needed to cover it was one piece of paper.


I always love the papers that have strips of different patterns, and this one was just what I needed to cover the tin. One 12 inch strip was just the right amount to go around the whole tin, so I needed one for around the bottom of the tin, a skinny strip for around the lid (which I ended up changing from the one in the pic!), and a circle that I cut from the reverse side of the paper.


I used Mod Podge to glue the paper onto the tin, and then coated the top of the papers with it too, so it is sealed and protected.


Looks pretty cute, right? If you're in a hurry, you could leave it just like this, but I wanted it to be a little bit fancier, so I attached a bit of pearl trim around the side of the tin (this was great for hiding the slightly rusty metal edge), and then I went around the top of the tin with Glossy Accents, and sprinkled Diamond Dust on top...


So then I thought it needed something on top, so I made a little satin flower, and made an I-top brad to go in the centre. And then I was happy...


And here it is, all finished and ready to go for Christmas...




Now, I think I'll be off to see if I can find some more old tins to decorate! I hope you enjoyed my post today. If you'd like to stop by MY BLOG, I have a nice little Imaginisce GIVEAWAY, just for you guys, but make sure you leave me a comment here first!


53 comments:

Nicole Brenna said...

Wonderful box... thanks for showing us how to make it!

Anne P said...

Wow, that is so cute.

Tini A. said...

Very nice work!!! Thanks for sharing it.

Toni Cartwright said...

This is great Sam WOW WEE you cleaver little duckie!!!! i am now a follower and thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

cindy said...

Fabulous job Sam:)

Chelle said...

It looks like a cupcake..yummy.

Lucy said...

What a great idea! This box is adorable. Who would have thought what it started out as :)

Angela said...

How gorgeous Sam!

sweetlilscrapper said...

lovely, i've been meaning to try this too!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

SherriB said...

This is such an adorably decorated tin! Great job!

sherri_braun@hotmail.com

Marie (Mazz) said...

that's such a cute little tin - would come in handy for sure Sam...have joined the sites and yep I'd dearly love to win some if these lovely imaginsce goodies, thanks for sharing x

Auntie Em said...

Such a cute project! I love the paper you chose. The strips allow for so many choices! The rose and brad on top are so pretty. I will have to go dig through the cabinets for some tins to decorate now.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Leah Crowe said...

That little tin is perfection!! I just love how you adorned the top of it!

Kelly Massman said...

Too cute!

Nicole said...

What a cute little Christmas box! I love recycling old containers too :)

April said...

Such a cute idea!
- April W

shoestringscrapbooking said...

This is a great idea :) Canica

Amanda said...

I'm loving this little Christmas box!!! It's such a cute idea..

Scrappy Hugs,
Amanda:0)

Thebug415 said...

I love what you did with this tin. The flower on the top is great!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Great project, that paper is just to cute....

Moondust47 said...

Oh, this is adorable!! To think I threw a mint tin out yesterday!

Colleen said...

What a fun idea. I love that you are getting started early also.

CheckerBeads said...

love it!

Anne

Court said...

Fantastic job!!!!

Cyndee K. said...

What a cute tin! Love the addition of the sparkle and pearls!

Lisa P said...

Though my heart jumps and anxiety kicks in when I see a Christmas project already, I have to admit your tin is too cute to pass up. Great job. Off to your blog.

{VICKI} said...

wonderful project
headed over to your blog now

connie said...

cute project! off to visit your blog.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great project idea.

Ange said...

Cute! Love the pearl trim and I-top brad!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Cool job - love all the photos showing how!

McVic said...

makes me want to get all my tins out I have been saving for who knows what and get crafting!
kacee

Kerys said...

What a great idea! I can see lots of these being made for teacher gifts at christmas! The tins are on sale at Michaels now too!!! That's where I'm headed now! :-) Thanks for the inspiration x

scrap by Dri said...

What a beautiful package, loved it.

Jamie said...

what a cute tin box.. i love the papers you used. thanks for sharing.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Got2BCrafting said...

Super cute tin!! I love all the little added details... it's just perfect!
Lori

Dawn, RI said...

cute tin.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Michelle McClure said...

What a totally great project to share! It looks fantastic and seems quite easy to do. I'm sure the recipient will be impressed.

Kelly Sas said...

It really is a great little Christmas Tin! Love the glossy effects with the diamond dust - I have to give that a try.

st_mccall said...

I love that tin, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas with us! Heading to your blog now!

Lucky Charms said...

What a cute tin!! Nice repurposing!

mommyof5kidz said...

It turned out beautifully! Filled with cookies or candies, this would make a fantastic gift for someone special!

Steffanie said...

This is so cute! Love that you are sticking to your goals to be more organized...which I could say the same!

veraartes said...

Vim lhe fazer uma visita. Seu blog é maravilhoso, Parabéns! E também lhe convidar para conhecer meu blog.
Que Deus lhe abençoe Sempre!
Vera

Jac said...

those are lovely papers - love the wee strip one with the santa characters and looks great on your wee tin. Fab idea for the pearl trim too - i think I have some of that somewhere. BTW - am now a follower of both blogs. (:

Kray said...

what a cute idea!

Brett said...

So cute!

Debbie said...

This is so cute!!! Love that you were able to recycle the tin!!

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Just gorgeous. x

Leanne said...

A great project. Thanks for sharing.

Kendra K said...

What a great project! I have not altered anything yet!

PamS said...

Adorable tin...and such a cute idea for a gift box for someone.

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Wow! Cute container! Thanks so much for showing this great little gift tin to motivate me to start early!

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