Thursday, 22 November 2012

Christmas in a tin...

Our market on a Thursday always has a stall selling sweets and biscuits really cheap and on my way back from the post office this morning I had to pass by. I was sooooo excited to spot these tins of mints priced at 10 for £1!!! Thats right just 10p each.
I just knew they were crying out to be altered and after seeing something similar in blogland I just had to give it a go.

 They are only tiny at 7.5cm x 8cm so ideal for using up bits you have lying around.
 I started by covering the tin with some DSP (this pattern is retired) and to neaten it all up I applied ribbon to the edges. A little stamped greeting finishes off the top just lovely.
 The inside needed no 'treatment' other than to remove the mints the tin once held. I'm sure they will find a good home of their own when the girls come home from school lol.
This is what the tin now holds! The banner is made using the smaller of the two circles from the Pennant Die, a circle punch and the now retired Alpha dies. I love using the owl dressed as Santa instead of the letter 'O'. So much cuter right?

Hope you enjoyed this mini project - Only another 19 for me to do now lol

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