Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Altered Holiday Tin

Is everyone ready for Thanksgiving? I think this is one of the perfect times to craft. Kids are out of school, most people have time off, and the excitement of the holidays is in the air. Recently I found a box of vintage tins at a estate sale. I bought them not knowing what I would do with them but thinking I would come up with something. The worn red color made me think of vintage Christmas so I made a Christmas hanger from them. I thought I would share how I made it.
You will need:
Vintage tin (any would do-even a band aid tin)
Ribbons and trim
Christmas ornaments
Drill or hammer and nail
Glue gun

First make two holes of both sides of your tin. I used a drill and small drill bit for this. You could use a nail and hammer a hole too. Second make a hole in the bottom of the tin.

Next wrap your tinsel around the top. I use pliers to twist and secure the tinsel the hot glued it. Then tie some ribbon though each hole to make a handle. If you like you can switch and add tinsel for a handle and ribbon around the top. The varieties are endless!

Now I embellished the bottom of the tin using velvet ribbon and a button. I just measured, cut, and hot glued.

This part is a little tricky. I took a long piece of wired tinsel and made a knot at the end. First you add a glop of glue to the knot. Then you stick the un knotted end though the top, and down inside though the hole. You have to work fast before the glue dries. You pull tight for the glued knot will stick to the bottom.

Now we are to the last part! I took a glittered snowflake, vintage ball ornament, and a candy cane ornament and threaded wire though them. Then I simply tied it to the tinsel and added a little ribbon.
This would be perfect to hang on the fire place mantle or a cabinet knob. You could add flowers or even candy canes. I think it would make a sweet gift!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! And I hope you have time for crafting!


Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Brandy I love this! Such a great idea for old or new tins!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Cyndi said...

Everything shown on this website is so beautiful. I've only had time to make the glittered paper ornaments (made about 20!), but I'm dying to try others. Thank you girls so much for taking the time to teach and inspire all of us "want to be" crafters!

Sarah said...

Oh I am excited about this one! What a great idea! This summer I came across a box full of Prince Albert tins with holes poked in the top! Now I know what to do with them! Thanks Brandy!!!

alma said...

Just so wonderful!

Deb M. said...

Cute, cute idea. Now to find some neat tins. :o) Thanks so much for the tutorial. Love it!!

Clever Karen said...

Oh, this is the cutest idea! I'm always stashing away cute little tins - can't bear to toss them out. Now I have an idea for the perfect project!

Little Pink Studio said...

This is a great project Brandy, I love it when we get to play with power tools. :0)
Don't you have some kits of this adorable project in your shop?

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This is so adorable, I would prefer mine filled with chocolates though....

Pink Owl Paperie said...

This is so cute! I can't wait to make one myself! I'm so sad the month is almost over, I have had sooooooo much fun looking and crafting with this blog! Are you sure you don't want to go another couple of weeks? :) Thanks so much ladies for all your hard work!

Flea Market Queen said...

Love this...

Lori said...

this is sooooo cute Brandy!!!

Pearl Maple said...

Happy Thanksgiving ladies, one of the things I can be thankful for is finding your Joli Paquet event and all the creative inspiration you share.

Donna Layton said...

This is TOTALLY cool!

*SHeRRy B* said...

This little project is gorgeous!