Registered: October 4, 2004 Location: Des Moines, WA Posts: 121
Thu, May 04, 2006 @ 10:27 AM
These lunch tins are beautiful!
I got my tins at http://www.creativexpress.com/store/product.php?productid=10868&cat=334&page=4
They were on sale for less than $4 each when I got them.
One question for all of you fabulous ladies who have been doing these tins...how do you get the paper around the handles on the lid? I had a hard time with this on my first tin and wondered if there is an easier way than what i came up with. Any advice would be so appreciated. :)
"A ship in the harbor is safe...but that's not what ships were meant for."
Die Cut Diva
Registered: May 2, 2003 Location: Central Wisconsin Posts: 3043
Thu, May 04, 2006 @ 11:26 AM
Thanks for all the nice compliments! These tins are so much fun, and I think everyone loved making theirs!
As far as instructions:
I used Royal Coat decoupage. I applied a thin layer to the tin and then a layer to the paper, and then adhered the paper to the tin, strip by strip. After all the paper was on, I coated it all with another layer of decoupage.
I made my own template for the latch cut-out, as well as for the top where the handles come out. We used two separate, overlapping pieces for the top, each shaped somewhat like a flat "W". (The valleys of the "W" were where the handles were.) Even with the template, it seemed that each tin was a little different and we had to shave a little off to get it to fit just right.
For the inside, I made dividers (6-15/16 x 4-1/4) that had tabs made with the two SU circle punches.
Give it a try! They're so easy and can be used for so many different things!