I decorated some pre-existing containers for some token Christmas gifts for our new physics friends in Texas. Very straightforward and relatively quick, except for the part where I was stumped for two weeks on how exactly I wanted them to look. Most folks are leaving town this weekend so that was my impetus for actually getting these started and finished. :)
The container on the left was packaging for Crystal Light, and the one on the right held round Tetley tea bags. For both, I measured the height of the label that was already on the container, and cut a length of patterned paper from Walmart just slightly longer so it would cover the old label completely. After some trial and error, the best way to wrap a tin with paper is to put adhesive on one end, wrap the unsticky parts of the paper most of the way around the tin so it is all straight, THEN stick down the sticky end. I used a combo of miracle tape and glue dots to hold the two ends of the paper down. I stamped the white cardstock with my sentiment, then cut the medallion using the Coluzzle oval and oval companion templates. Wrapped some snazzy Michaels dollar spot snowflake ribbon partially around the tin, covered the bare spot between the ends with the oval medallion, cut some red and white cardstock circles to cover the old label, and adhered a regular gift bow on top.
Thanks for looking!!!
Date: Friday, December 15, 2006 GMT Views: 1510
Registered: April 22, 2006 Location: Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada Posts: 5762
Fri, Jan 12, 2007 @ 8:44 AM
Great ideas Mel, I do not like throwing my tea containers away! I've heard of some people using Crystal Effects as an adhesive for REALLY holding things down. I don't like to because I hoard the stuff :) but it does do the job in special cases-and doesn't take much. Thanks for sharing all your ideas.