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.
- Empty cylindrical tin with a lid
- 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
- Following instructions on bottle, brush a coat of Liquid Laminate around tin.
- While it's wet, carefully wrap the fabric around the tin, pressing out any creases or bubbles.
- 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).
- Paint the side rim of the lid with alcohol ink, using a felt dabber.
- Cut cardstock into two circles to fit the top of the lid, one 3/8" larger than the other.
- Glue smaller circle in the center of the larger circle.
- Snip little cuts around the larger circle, in towards the center, to make tabs.
- Press every other tab in towards the center of the circle.
- Glue chipboard embellishment in the center of circles.
- Glue circles to the top of the lid.
- Once the laminate is dry, glue ribbons around the top and bottom of tin.