Monday, August 25, 2014

From Large Soup Can to Cute Gift Tin...

Hi, folks! I hope that you had a great weekend! The temps here in Oklahoma have been reeeeally hot, so we just stayed in where it was cool. (So thankful for air conditioning!)

I piddled around the house and got a few craft projects made. One of the cute things that I created was this fun gift tin, which is perfect to tuck fresh-from-the-oven cookies in, or maybe a jar of preserves, before sharing them with a friend or neighbor. :)

Begin by gathering your's what you'll need:

  • Large soup can that has been washed and dried - make sure there are no sharp edges
  • Burlap
  • Spray adhesive
  • Wire coat hanger
  • Wire cutter and pliers
  • Torn strips of gingham fabric
  • Jute twine
  • Button
  • Yellow cotton fabric cut into 5 oval shaped pieces
  • Green fabric cut into a leaf shape
  • Tag
  • Crop-A-Dile
  • Tacky Glue

Using your Crop-A-Dile, punch a hole on either side of the tin can:

Cover the can with spray adhesive and wrap a piece of burlap around the can, adding a little more adhesive where the seams meet, if necessary:

Wrap two or three of the strips of torn gingham fabric around the center of the can and tie in the front:

To create the flower that you'll attach to the front of the can, cut a scrap of yellow cotton fabric into 5 oval shapes. Stitch the flower together in the center...

Tack a green fabric leaf to the back of the stitched flower and glue a button that's been tied with a piece of jute twine to the center of the flower. Glue the flower to the front of the can:

Using wire cutters, cut the bottom piece off of a wire coat hanger to fashion a bail handle for the tin:

To create a curly-q on the handle, wrap the wire around a pen:

Slide the wire off of the pen and place one of the ends in the hole that you punched in the can. Bend the wire to secure the bail handle, and repeat on the other side:

Tie a strip of torn gingham and jute twine to the bail handle and add a tag to the front, if desired. My tag reads, "Add to your joy by counting your blessings"...

Now tuck some wrapped goodies into your tin, add a bit of coordinating tissue paper, and give away to a friend or neighbor to brighten their day! :)

Have a terrific week!!

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