Friday, November 16, 2012

Holiday Gift Tins

Is anyone else shocked that Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is just around the corner? This year has flown by and as usual I'm stressing about getting all my gifts ready on time. I've been working overtime trying to finish everything before the full force of the holidays hits. 

That being said I have a really fun tutorial for you today. Thanks to Pinterest we're bombarded with so many adorable ways to package gifts, but a lot of them can be pretty pricey. I came up with an easy way to package most anything for less than $5!

Christmas arrived a few weeks early at my house when I opened a box full of fabulous Martha Stewart Paints and Stencils sent to me by Plaid. I was completely shocked with all the things I received. Not only did they send some amazing paints and stencils but I also received etching cream, crackle paint, tons of glitter, and an entire collection of brushes and sponges.

The idea to make these Christmas tins came when I went to Walmart and say these awesome Halloween tin cans for 75% off! You all know I can't pass up a good deal and bringing these babies home at $0.25 each was to good to say no to. 

Okay to make your own Holiday Tins there's a few things you'll need. 

-Old Cookie/Brownie/Thrift Store Tin

To start off, I obviously wasn't digging the bright orange jack-o-lantern on the front of what was supposed to be a Christmas tin, so I did a couple of coats of red spray paint and it worked like a charm. Seriously, what did people do before spray paint? 

These silk screens and paints are ridiculously easy to use-they practically do everything for you. Simply pull them off and place them where you want on your tin. Then using the squeeges spread the paint evenly across the stencil. 

Be sure to peel the stencils off while the paint is still wet or you'll have the paint coming off with the stencil. When you're done with the stenciling let the paint dry for about an hour and than brush the tin with the glitter. I liked the idea of giving it a little extra sparkle.

I can't get enough of these supplies and I've already used them in a few other projects as I get ready for Christmas. 

If you want to find out more about Martha Stewart Crafts and Plaid be sure to follow them on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter

For more ideas on how to use these amazing products be sure to check out the projects below-

Be sure to check back next week for lots of fun recipes, gifts, and Christmas tutorials.


I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid and The Blueprint Social. All opinions expressed are my own. 

I'm linking up to: SNAPSomeday CraftsGinger Snap CraftsSouthern LovelyRae Gun Rambings


Vanessa @ Our Thrifty Ideas said...

So much fun. What a great idea to personalize a neighbor gift!

Vanessa @ Our Thrifty Ideas said...

So much fun. What a great idea to personalize a neighbor gift!

Jesseca said...

I did this last year, but didn't have the awesome paint supply you do! So jealous!! I'll have to stop by the craft store today...

Kristiina said...

WOW! It looks great, I would have guessed you bought it that way.

4 You With Love said...

Kari, what great ideas. I LOVE your tin! :)

Amy Anderson said...

I love that tin! Simple and beautiful - what a great gift!

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