Friday, January 10, 2014

Christmas Tins Featuring Graphic45

A few years ago I found some mini lunchbox tins at Dollar Tree and have altered them with several different themes. For the last 12 I had I did a Christmas theme using Graphic45 papers that I had picked up on my vacation last year while in Orlando. Some of the papers were punchout sheets and it made it really easy to alter the tin. I had made these for the craft show that Linda and I did and I only sold one of them. People just weren't buying much of anything at the show so I don't feel too bad. I used two for gifts and put some small Bath and Body Works lotion and body wash in them. I will find a use for them along the line.

For this tin I used a daisy punch to make poinsettias and used the branch punch to add some greenery. The black flourish is a piece of a larger design made by Prima Marketing. I bought my first ones at a LSS but I still pick them up sometimes at Hobby Lobby when they are on sale or I have a coupon.

 I used some felt flowers to add embellishing on this one and also some hotfix stones in several areas. I thought the 3 brads at the bottom of the larger punch out image added interest as well.

I wanted to show this one where I added Flower Soft to the wreath on Santa's head. It gives some great dimension and is super easy to use. I used a holly leaf punch and Perfet Pearls to add a little more embellishment to the tin.

My friend Karen and I made handles out of clear and pearl beads since the original handles were white plastic and didn't look well with the theme of the tin. We also added a few feathers and a snowflake charm to the handle.


Here is a picture of how I had the tins displayed at the craft show. A few people wanted to know if the Bath and Body Works came with the tin. The Tin was priced at $12 and since the little bottles run about $5 each I couldn't help but look at them like they were crazy and reply "those are for display only".


  1. These are beautiful and even prettier in person!

  2. As usual, beautiful job. I have a couple of those tins waiting for me to be inspired to work on. I can only hope to create something as nice as yours!

  3. I guess my previous comment did not post. I have a couple of these boxes waiting for inspiration. I can only hope they will turn out half as nice as yours.

  4. Very pretty tins. I love the graphic's 45 Christmas theme paper you used on them. The handles you did up with the pearls and the snowflake charm are simply adorable.