Monday, 21 November 2011

Altered Gum Tins

Happy Monday everyone! I altered a few of these gum tins over the weekend. I'll be altering a lot more of these this coming week. My brother gave me a box of these tins many years ago. I move them with me to every house I move too. I could never think of what to do with them until now. They were filled with gum that tastes okay but they stick to your teeth. I emptied them and will be filling them with other kind of treats. These alter tins will be for my sisters to give away this year. I made Christmas favours for them every year to give away. They always enjoyed them and of course the recipient love them too.

I measured the tin to get the measurements so I can cover it with Designer Series Paper. I used all the retired papers I have on hand for these tins. I die cut the snowflakes using the Northern Frost Die. Such a nice snowflakes die. The little flowers are made using the Trio Flower Punch. I punch a hole on each side of the tin with a Crop-a-dile. So easy with the Crop-a-dile. I don't have to drill holes anymore. Yay! These tins can also be hang on a Christmas tree as ornaments. Now I'm off to finish altering the tins.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!


Helen said...

Very pretty and cute!

Marie said...

These are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Deanna, Where did your brother find the tins you used? I am interested in getting some. If you have a lot of them, would you be willing to sell me a few? Blessings, MaryS

DeStampin'Corner said...

Hi Mary,

I got these years ago and I just altered them all for my sisters. I had only 100 of these tins. They were fighting (not literally) to get the first dips. Sorry, I don't have any for sale. They were promotional gum in the tins. I think it didn't do too well cause they are no where to be found. I'm looking for more of these tins too.:(