For as long as I can remember I have been very attracted to tins that are unusual sizes and shapes. I have hoarded and stockpiled them always with the intention of doing something “really cool” with them. So, during the holidays when I was out at the liquor store buying what I like to call “happy gifts”, this tin of Jameson Irish Whisky caught my attention. I just had to have it….and I don’t even drink whisky! So, I gifted the bottle and kept the tin just for me! Is that wrong? lol
Ok…yes, it’s March. I just wasn’t quite sure what it was that I was going to make this into at first…but finally, when I saw the new Graphic45 papers at CHA Winter, I knew that this bottle and those papers were going to make a beautiful couple. The long, narrow, cylindrical shape of this tin, I thought, would make a lovely holder for a dried floral arrangement.
This is a very quick and easy project that anyone can create rather simply. I didn’t even use glue! (sometimes I have no patience for having to wait for glue to dry) Here are the supplies I used to create this project:
- Jameson tin (but you use whatever you have!)
- ATG tape gun – I find the thin adhesive to be strong enough, but a strong adhesive like Mod Podge will work also
- Graphic45 Curtin Call paper (any scrapbook paper will do)
- Mini Scrabble tiles
- Paper trimmer
The first thing I did was decide which papers from the Graphic45 Curtain Call collection I was going to use. I happen to love the vintage feel of all their papers, but I particularly like this line because I am also a musician.
Once I figured that out, I set right to work covering the outside of the tin with a full sheet of 12×12 paper. As you can see, the tin is a little bit longer than the paper…
I dealt with that by choosing the coordinating paper that has these ticket stubs.
It was really unnecessary to measure this, so I just cut off 2 lines of tickets, like this…
Next, I adhered that strip to the top rim of the tin…
Graphic45 not only sells their papers individually, but they also have these really cool paper packs. Inside the pack are 2 sheets of each paper design and then in the back there are these press outs that are dual sided. I used these….
Actually, the one that has the musical notes had a piano keyboard on the underside. I ultimately went with that. I trimmed those with scissors and began to layer them vertically onto the tin.
This image came right from the scrapbook paper itself. I cut that out, mounted it onto another coordinating sheet to make this panel…
…which I then layered onto the tin.
That was all it took! Pretty simple so far, right? Finally, I added these mini Scrabble tiles to spell out the words “music” and “jazz”. Those made a nice finishing touch and still allowed the paper to be the star!
I added some dried flowers that complimented the paper. It now proudly sits in my studio. I think it makes a great addition!
I hope this project has inspired you to go out and alter something of your own! Let me know what you did….send a link back to your blog so I can see!