One of my friends, Paula, in Roy Quilt Guild gave me a baggie full of little tins as I am the “birthday person” this year.
I have been tasked to make little handmade gifties for all 30+ members of the guild to give them at meeting on their birthday months.
Paula told me of these fabulous little tins she had been seeing on Pinterest. Sure enough I cruised on over there to see what she was talking about.
What a fun bunch of stuff to look at!
So this is what I did with the baggie of tins….I spray painted them all a neutral color. I used the spray paint that I had in the house, which is ancient! But that’s okay, all of that will be covered when I’m done with them…Next, I hot glued magnets in the bottom of the tins. Make sure that your magnet is where you want it before you put it down or it will stick where you don’t want it to. (First one! LOL!) The magnet is a great place to store needles/pins for retreats/classes.
Don’t get Mod-podge on your fingers. 😉
Hot glue some trim around raw edge of the fabric to hide the unfinished sides. Start with a dot of hot glue at the hinge side of the tin and hot glue every 1/4 or 1/2 inch or so… When you have the trim all the way around, you can put a dot of hot glue at the end to secure/finish it. I will probably play with some embellishments for the top when I’m not trying to get them finished so quickly! 😉 It pays to have a birthday later in the year…