Thursday, August 13, 2009

Altered Lunch Tins

These are the altered lunch tins I made for my grand daughters, Morgan, 6 and Amanda, 4, to keep little treasures in. They are small, 7" x 4" and 5" high. I bought mine to fit 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" cards but decided that they would also make great containers for little girls to keep special treasures in. I kept the decorating simple as I am sure they will not be treated gently! LOL.

They are made by Provocraft and you can find them at Michaels etc in different sizes to suit your project. You can also find these and other alterable tins online by doing a search for lunch tin.The Cuttlebug embossing folders also fit nicely into this size tin.



You can cover this size with one 12" x 12" sheet of scrapbook paper.

For Amanda's box I cut the 12" x 12" sheet into 4 strips 2" wide which left a strip 4" wide. I then cut the 2" strips to 11-1/2". There will be a seam on the sides of the box and a 1/4" gap in the middle of the box that can be covered with ribbon. Glued the first 2 strips on the back and the second 2 on the front overlapping on the sides. Cut the 4" strip to 4" x 7" for the top.

For the other box I cut three 4" strips and left a gap at the top and bottom which I covered with ribbon.

To make a template for the cut outs for the lock and the handle cut a piece of aluminum foil to size, cut a slit and form the foil around where you want to cut. trim the foil and check again for fit before you cut the paper. It is really trial and error as not all the tins are exactly the same.

4 comments:

JD said...

Cute, just right for your granddaughters. I'm sure they'll treasure them

Diann said...

They look perfect for your granddaughters to keep their treasures in....what a fun project and I'm glad you shared! Diann

Christina said...

Jennie these are adorable!!!!

Shirley said...

I want one of these for my treasure! These are great! Thank you Jennie for all the journals fro my project...they arrived and each one is more wonderful than the last. Some of yours get delivered this Friday...I know they will be loved! shirley