Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Male Gift Tin Treat Holder

My friend from MN drinks General Foods International Coffees and brought me 30 empty cans to decorate, which I'm going to share with my Designing Diva's stamping group. I decided I'd better try one to see how difficult a job covering one would be. It wasn't actually too hard, but I did discover that the circumference of the tin is 12 1/4"so you will need to either splice a small piece to cover the gap or run the handle from bottom edge to bottom edge to cover the void. Either way, it's not much of a problem. I had thought these had metal lids, but they are plastic, so if you choose to use the lid as I did on this one, you'll need to cover it, as it has wording embossed on the lid. It was a bit tricky getting the tin into the Crop-a-dile II in order to punch holes for attaching my handle, but it does work. I simply added large brads to attach my handle, eyelets across the handle and Sizzix Initial for accents on this masculine tin, wanting to keep it simple! My mind is reeling as to how you could embellish these to the hilt for a girly-girl gift holder!!! ;~) Oh, I just realized this matches perfectly with the Masculine Valentine Card I made here.
Paper: Metallic/Velvet Dot Paper and blue cardstock from stash
Embellishments: Large brads & small eyelets from stash
Tools: Crop-a-Dile II; Spellbinders' Wizard


Kathy W said...

I never thought to alter for male or to use GF coffee tins- fun stuff!

Gwen said...

Oh it does match!!! and now... I have this tin :)thanks so much Marge...he loves it...& the candy inside...actually he is having right now!!!!

Ann said...

Too cute and perfect for a man!

Allison said...

Terrific creation! Great job!

Kelly said...

How clever - great job, Marge. :)


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