Hi Everybody! I worked on this altered container yesterday. I bought a bunch of Christmas tins that were on sale at JoAnns for 70% off. They were all between 50 cents to 89 cents. Seriously!! The problem with the tins were that they were already designed with Christmas prints and colors and my purpose of buying them were not for Christmas but for other purposes.
Unlike tins that are just plain silver colored, these had to be altered in the real sense of the word. The rims and cover were green so I had to paint the rim and part of the cover with acrylic paint and seal them with modge-podge so it won't chip off. The plain silver tins are easy to work with because the rim of the container is silver therefore it don't have to be covered with paint or paper.
This is the front of the container. I modge-poged the designer paper over the tin and added embellishments.
This is the top of the container. I used Autumn Leaves designer paper which is only one sided. I hate using double sided designer paper for altering because it's such a waste of beautiful patterns on the other side of the paper.
This is how the container looks when closed. The size of the container is 4 1/4" x 6" x 4 1/4" . If the container was 1/4" wider, I could put handmade cards in this box but unfortunately, it's a tad small and an envelope cannot fit into the container.
I added dividers by cutting up thin chipboards. It's half filled because I haven't added any recipes as of yet.
Here are file dividers which I covered with the Autumn Leaves designer paper on both sides of the chipboard. I used the SU Label Punch to create the tabs and cut out cardstocks to attach or write my recipes on to.
Paper: Autumn Leaves, SU Cardstock
Accessories: Ribbons (don't know the brand), Target Large Prima Flowers, JoAnn brads, Craft Robo die cut alphabets, SU Label Punch, SU Brilliant Blue ink, Making Memories Cornflower acrylic paint, Modge-Podge