Each Christmas there are a handful of family members who we can count on to give us a cookie tin filled with all kinds of tasty treats. The cookies don’t last long at all, so it’s around this time every year that we find ourselves left with a mismatched assortment of festive (i.e. “wacky”) tin boxes that we’re not quite sure what to do with. We found that covering them with printed paper creates a unified look and makes for the perfect place to store our ever growing collection of craft supplies. And with all those snowflakes and Christmas trees out of sight, we won’t risk getting “Jingle Bell Rock”d stuck in our heads every time we reach for a button or a spool of thread. Click here for the full post and instructions, or just click “read more” below.
Derek & Lauren
Cookie Tin Storage Bins
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Assorted cookie tins
-Printed paper (We went through our clip art books and found a print that we re-colored in the computer and printed out onto construction paper.)
-Self-healing cutting mat
-Foam pad brush
-3/8” wide ribbon
-Heavy duty cardboard or mat board for interior dividers
1. Trace around the lid of your cookie tin onto the backside of the printed paper. Measure the height and distance around the outside of the tin.
2. Cut out a circle of paper for the lid and a long strip for the sides. (If you are printing your paper onto 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets, you may have to use 2-3 strips pieced together.)
3. Using your foam brush, apply Mod Podge to the top and sides of your cookie tin and smooth paper onto the surfaces. Seal paper with a second layer of Mod Podge and let dry completely.
4. Cut a length of ribbon to cover the outside lip of the lid, and apply with white glue.
5. For the interior dividers, measure the height and interior width of the tin, and cut two pieces of cardboard to match. Make notches in the center of each strip of cardboard, so the pieces will fit together to form an X.
6. Place the divider into your tin and start organizing!