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Altered Cookie Tin

Turn an empty cookie tin or similar cylinder container to a beautiful altered project with fabric and cardstock. Use this project from Lisa Fulmer to create a gift box or decorative tin for your counter top.

Altered Cookie Tin


  • Empty cylindrical tin with a lid

    Cookie Tin
  • Fabric trimmed to fit around tin
  • Matching ribbons to fit around tin
  • Cardstock in two matching colors
  • Chipboard embellishment
  • Liquid Laminate
  • 3-in-1 Craft Glue
  • Adirondack Alcohol Ink in matching color


  1. Following instructions on bottle, brush a coat of Liquid Laminate around tin.
  2. While it's wet, carefully wrap the fabric around the tin, pressing out any creases or bubbles.
  3. Brush another coat of laminate over the fabric. Set tin aside to dry. (you can apply a second coat on top of fabric for more protection if desired).
  4. Paint the side rim of the lid with alcohol ink, using a felt dabber.
  5. Cut cardstock into two circles to fit the top of the lid, one 3/8" larger than the other.
  6. Glue smaller circle in the center of the larger circle.
  7. Snip little cuts around the larger circle, in towards the center, to make tabs.
  8. Press every other tab in towards the center of the circle.
  9. Glue chipboard embellishment in the center of circles.
  10. Glue circles to the top of the lid.
  11. Once the laminate is dry, glue ribbons around the top and bottom of tin.
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