Oh so pretty. The perfect tin to load up with Corry bars and deliver to friends and family.
Batch #3 is ready to go!
So easy and so sweet...transform random tins into handmade holiday gifts.
What to do...Gather random tins and lightly sand. YES ... Sand the tin lightly with sandpaper! This will allow the paint to stick really good!
Spray the tins with several light coats of Krylon indoor/outdoor paint (Here's a link on Amazon to buy this exact color spray paint)... while the top is still on!!! YES, YES, YES ... with the lid on! Here's the deal here ... I know there have been a few comments on the lid sticking ... the lid will not stick if you spray the tin with several LIGHT coats of paints. And yes, you will see a lip of the original tin color when you take the lid off. It's just gunna be that way. If you spray the bottom separately from the lid, chances are the lid will not fit back on the bottom AND the fumes from the paint will linger in the tin and make it unsafe for food! So, YES ... spray paint the tin with the lid on the bottom.
Give a few pages of old book text, a wash of gesso. There have been a few questions about gesso and what it is .... So this is what I know about gesso ... According to Wikipedia "Modern "acrylic gesso" is a widely used ground that is a combination of calcium carbonate with an acrylic polymer medium latex, a pigment and other chemicals that ensure flexibility, and increase archival life." So I use it here to just give the old paper a washed and white weathered look. I also like the tooth that it give the paper, which allows the stamped ink to stick.
Stamp words on the text and tear out. Punch snowfakes out from the gessoed text and glue onto the tin tops using just white glue. Here's a link on Amazon to a Letter and Number Roller Stamp ... Similar to the one I have, but not exact. The one I have was discontinued years ago.)
Load your tins up with Corry bars, or your family's favorite treat, and tie up the tin with a little hemp.
Peace, Blessings and Grace...
I hope I have answered all the questions that readers have had about this project! I apologize for being so vague ... I think I was in a hurry way back when and didn't realize then that this project would go viral and be so well loved!