I bought these tins for 25 cents each at a garage sale this weekend. I believe they contained cookies and other stuff. I think the seller was surprised that I asked if she had more of them and probably wished she didn't throw away her containers. Unfortunately, she had only 3 of them.
The other day I stopped by Big Lot and small to medium tins were from $1.50 to $3.00. I decided to hold off on buying them because they were too pretty to alter. What's the point of altering a tin when the container is already pretty.
The garage sale tins were pretty but my goal was to alter them so the design on the tins didn't matter to me. I just wanted them to be cheap. Ha!
Anyway. . .here's what I did with the containers above.
I used Provocraft Holiday Collections designer paper, SU Wild Wasabi and Real Red cardstock, Organdy and green metallic ribbon, and created the scallop circles using my Craft Robo and SU Scallop punch. I added the dots using the Sakura Souffle opaque pen.
It took about 30 minutes each to alter each container.
These containers previously contained trail mix snacks. My husband have been saving them for me. Remember last month when he threw all of the containers that I've been saving not realizing that I wanted to keep them. Well, he felt bad about it so whenever he comes across empty containers, he saves them and ask before throwing them away.