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.
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.
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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.
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