Every hardware store stocks empty paint tins. Every stamper should keep a stock of these tins, as well. Wrap these little guys with some designer series paper, and they are the perfect container for a sweet gift or a delicious treat. Stampers have been wrapping paint tins for years – I didn’t invent this idea. I had some sitting around, though, so I decided to make one and share it just in case you’ve never seen one completed before.
This project is as easy as pie to complete. Let’s start with that comment. Have you ever made a pie? Unless it comes in a box with the words “Mrs. Smith’s” on the outside, a pie is certainly not easy to make – especially if it’s adorned with a lovely lattice crust – so I don’t understand the “easy as pie” saying. Incidentally, I also don’t understand the phrase “I slept like a baby”. I always change that up a bit and say “I slept like a baby that’s sleeping.” I don’t have a baby, but those I’ve met certainly yell a lot when you want them to sleep, so “slept like a baby”? Please!
It’s cute all by itself, huh? I wrapped some Tea for Two Designer Series Paper around the tin and used Sticky Strip to make sure it was permanently positioned. The paper didn’t wrap all the way around (left about a 1″ gap, so I pieced together another piece of DSP. I wrapped a piece of 1-1/4″ Two Tone Ribbon around the tin, using Sticky Strip on the ends.
What makes this tin interesting is the muffin-tin-liner-like flower on the front. This flower ties into the project in three very important ways:
- it’s a muffin tin liner on another tin. Trippy, huh?
- the circular shape of the flower repeats the circular patterns of the DSP. I say it all the time – repetition is soothing and appealing.
- the flower pulls in the pink from the DSP. I randomly snipped into each of the layers before assembling them with the brad. The Pop-up Posies Kit comes with Daffodil Delight and Whisper White cloth-covered brads. I used a sponge dauber to add lots of Pretty in Pink to this brad before assembling the flower. Once assembled, I used a sponge to randomly add Pretty in Pink to the layers of the flower, too.
This tin is perfect for adding home-baked goods or jewelry or a spa certificate. You could even add baby booties and a little hat inside the tin. It all works here.
Papers: Tea for Two Inks: Pretty in Pink Accessories: Pop-up Posies Designer Kit, 1-1/4″ Two-Tone Ribbon
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