February 14, 2013

Guest Post-Add a Personal Touch to Your Valentine's Day Gifts with Homemade Covered Tins

Hi, I'm Carolyn! I'm so glad to guest post here at Frugal Foodie in WV!
Ann is so great with the food...I can't compete, or even add... so I thought I'd go a completely different route!
My strengths are different, and at my blog {perspective} I write about many things, my world from my perspective... that includes creating crafts, fashion, re purposing, photography, fashion, running, home decor, my faith and my family!  Is that enough range for you?
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Do you get tins for Christmas?
You know, filled with cookies or candy...
What do you do with the tins?  Do you throw them away?  I can't!  It may be the hoarder creative mind in me, but I must be able to do something with them right?

Indeed I have found purpose for these little containers!
I have plenty of them stuck in drawers to help me get organized...

AND, there is more!
I have covered several of them and given them as gifts, or, again used them for storage, but cute storage!

I'm going to show you how to quickly cover a tin for yourself. 
Give it a facelift simply with ModPodge and paper... add some tissue, and your own fabulous cookies... walla, you have found a new purpose for your tin!  And maybe your buddy can use their new tin for some other cute storage!

The gift that keeps giving right?

Start with your tin.  Measure the height and give an inch or two on top of that, to fold into the tin.

Depending on the circumference you may need to use more than one sheet of paper.  For this valentine tin I did, the glue is magical, you can't really tell there are two papers, just pay attention to pattern...

Make your cuts.  Get out your ModPodge (AKA the best glue EVER) and a sponge brush.
Generously apply the glue to the tin.  Apply the paper.  Smooth out any bubbles.  It's important to be generous w/ the glue, to give yourself time to smooth it out before it dries.

Next you'll fold the excess into the center of the tin.  It isn't necessary to glue it, it will stay put.
You'll want to apply a coat of the glue on top of the paper, as a protective coating.  I'd wait until after you've completed the lid, to make sure the under glue is dry.

Now, on to the lid.  Trace out the lid and cut just inside of it...

Glue it on there the same as you did the body... coating afterwards...

Cover the remaining lip with ribbon or trim of your choice.
There you have it!  It is now ready for your sweet Valentine treat!  Or birthday treat, or spring treat... think of the possibilities!


  1. Happy Valentine's Day to you! Your tins look amazing.

    1. It does look great doesn't it, she did a great job!

  2. I never thought to do that, but I LOVE this idea. I certainly have tins around!

    1. I love the idea also, great way to re-use tins!

  3. These are lovely! And filled with cookies would be perfect! ;-)

    1. They would be perfect when filled with cookies!

  4. How fun for birthdays, treats, today (Valentine's Day)...I could totally go on. These are nice!

    1. They would be great for a variety of needs, I agree!

  5. What a great idea! I would love to get one of these as a gift and they're relatively simple to make, too!

  6. That is a wonderful idea! Normally I keep as many tins as I can and use them to gift homemade fudge during Christmas. This is a great way to go for any season. You rock! Thanks for sharing!

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