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Friday, November 13, 2009

.:Feature Friday - Inspiring Creations:.

I was just beside myself when Lindsey from Inspiring Creations asked me to blog swap with her. Me? With her? She is seriously amazing, and I'm so excited to let her take over for the day! You are going to LOVE this tutorial! (It's definitely going into my folder of Christmas ideas!)

I am so excited that I am blog swapping with Sumo's Sweet Stuff!! Thanks for letting me take over your blog for the day Sumo!

I am Lindsey from Inspiring Creations! I love crafting, but I don't like to spend a ton of money so I try and keep the projects I make as simple and affordable as possible! These are some of the projects I have made that are so easy to make and affordable. Clothespin Magnets, Christmas Tree Advent Calendar, Halloween Pumpkin, and a Harvest Topiary

Today I decided to do a tutorial on how to re-make an old ugly tin into a new fabulous Christmas tin! You can use these to put yummy goodies in or just as a simple decoration!
Let's get started!
Old ugly tin
Scrapbook paper
Hot Glue
Mod Podge
Step 1: Measure the height of your tin and cut out a piece of scrapbook paper to fit.
Step 2: Apply a thin layer of mod podge on your tin and place your paper on top of the glue and apply another thin layer on top of your paper.
Step 3: For the lid of your tin, trace the lid on a piece of scrapbook paper and then cut it out to fit the lid.
Step 4: Apply a thin layer of mod podge on your lid and place your paper on top of the glue and apply another thin layer on top of your paper.
Step 5: Hot glue your ribbon around the rim of the lid.
Step 6: Embellishments! I used a red piece of paper that i ripped about two inches thick and mod podged it on the tin. I then cut out a piece of burlap, a piece of green paper, and red into stacked circles. I cut out the word "joy" with my cricut machine and I glued everything together. Finish it off with a couple of buttons and you're done!
Thanks Sumo for letting me stop by!
Don't forget to stop by Inspiring Creations for more fun and affordable crafts!


  1. I just wanted to tell you I got my winnings from you that I got on Pink Nothings yesterday. Thanks! They are all so beautiful!

  2. Hi Summer~ I tried emailing you and it failed... I double checked and the address was correct- maybe you gave me the wrong one? :) help I was giving you info for the giveaway!
    Thanks Jamie

  3. I am glad you swapped! That is how I found your blog!!


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