Cover a tin

I decided to cover a tin of cashews for a Christmas pressie and thought it would be nice to show you all

You will need a sheet or 2 of A4 card depending on the size of your tin

I chose to use card and stamp it - but I am sure it would work with paper either patterned or stamped. The lid does need to be made from card or thick paper.

free project cover a tin

 

First of all trace around your tin to get the size of your lid, make it just slightly bigger only 1mm or so.

free project cover a tin
 

Then cut around the circle allowing about another 1.5cms.

Then snip little bits like the picture, make it quite a few so that the lid will still look round.

If you are stamping the lid it is best to do it at this stage

free project cover a tin

Now bend all of the little bits over, it might be helpful to score first depending on the type of card you have used.

Cut a 1.5cm strip of card- Don't worry about it fitting exactly, it can be trimmed after. Then put double sided sticky tape all along the length of it. This now needs to be stuck to all the little tabs, I found it easier to start in the middle of the strip. I overlapped the ends by about 1cm and stuck with glue as the DS tape didn't seem to hold it. I then popped a peg on until it was dry.

free project cover a tin

Measure the height of your tin and cut a piece of card to this height and then make it the right length.  It maybe best to test this on scrap paper if you are not confident.

Decorate your cover

free project cover a tin

I attached a label, and coloured the sheer ribbon with the same chalk pad that I used to edge the card.

 

free project cover a tin

And this is the finished article

free project cover a tin

  Carolyn Woodruff December 2006