Upcycle Cookie Tins For Instant Gifts!

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Learn how to upcycle cookie tins with some paint and die cuts and have something totally worth gifting!!!

We love the idea of repurposing and when Kittie shared this post on how to upcycle cookie tins, we asked her if we could share her awesome project here. Of course she said yes – Kittie is a sweetheart! We are getting such a kick out of how just one gorgeous paper poinsettia made with one of our die sets has totally transformed this used cookie tin.

Kittie shares every single step of how she converted this old container into something that is beautifully giftable over on her blog and we encourage you to check out the post. She always shares loads of helpful tips and all the little extra things she does to make her projects so rich and beautiful. You can see how her use of shaping – one of her specialties – and building her foliage with dimensional adhesive really changes the look of these straightforward die cuts.

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Kittie says “I have several fun projects in my Anything But a Card category.  If you are looking for gift ideas you may want to hop over and check them out.” We WILL!!! And you should too!

The lovely thing about using this kind of decoration on a repurposed container is that you can easily create a die cut element of any size to fit any size and shape jar, tin or box. Picture a tiny, precious container with a little cluster of paper flowers on the lid. Or a box with groupings in each corner or in the center with a die cut name plate. Once you disguise the source of the container with some paint, the decorating opportunities are endless!

Here are the items Kittie used on her fabulous repurposing project today:

 
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Look around in your stash of old containers – we are confident that you will find something in there you can give the Kittie treatment! And if this motivates you to gobble up all those goodies so you can upcycle cookie tins you’ve receive this year….well, there are worse things, right?

 

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