Welcome to the RRR blog! Vivian here today to share with you a really easy project that makes for a great holiday gift.
Don’t forget about upcycling your tins for holiday gifts, folks! I upcycled this one for my Momma’s upcoming 77th birthday. Using a rich, saturated palette of her favorite colors – really an autumnal color scheme - accented perfectly with this elegant Shimmer Gold Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon, a humble mint tin transformed into a handmade gift I think she'll love.
This is what’s inside.
For this project, I first started out by altering the exterior. I traced the lid and base shapes onto some Bo Bunny patterned papers, cut them out, and adhered them to the tin as shown below. I also sanded the edges so that they'd exactly match the contours of my tin.Hampton Art.
The Shimmer Gold Satin was adhered using with a thin layer of hot glue for a nice, long-lasting closure. Then I added all my embellishments.
For the photo mats, I cut several rectangles that would easily slide in and out of my tin - these measured 2 1/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. I also rounded the corners.
I slid a length of my Shimmer Gold Satin long enough to accommodate my deck of photo mats between the paper sandwiches and adhered with some permanent adhesive tape.
OK, bit of a confession. Once I had this thing assembled, the act of folding and unfolding it over and over again brought me so much pleasure, I started to wonder if something was wrong with me haha!
With the addition of a beautiful button and a bit of stamping, my project was done.
Thanks so much for visiting with me here today! This is my very first blog post with
Really Reasonable Ribbon, y'all!
Hope you enjoyed, and I look forward to sharing with you again very soon!