how to turn an old tin into a gift using Prima embellishments.

1:45:00 PM

Sometimes holding onto things for no apparent reason works out in the end. I had this empty chocolate tin for ages now – just-in-case-I-wanted-to-turn-it-into-something. You know the stuff, and I am sure you know the feeling. The empty promise of one-day turning into someday. So today was the day. I was going to turn the empty tin into a gift tin for someone special. I first painted the tin using the new Chalk paint available in South Africa, and then added some dark wax to finish it off – making it perfect for handling. The colour is not quite what I wanted but in the end it worked out fine. I then used some of the new Prima embellishments and stamps to create the top decorative part. Here’s how I did it…

these beautiful resin topiary trees can be used on cards and layouts and make for a stunning accent
Stamp the “simple things” phrase banner onto white cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink pad. Use so0me of the left over Mister Huey ink and paint the inside of the banner. Leave it to dry.
Decorate the front of your tin using the gathered elements, stamped pieces and flowers. First adhere the stamped circle, then the medium Topiary resin element, chipboard swirl and then add your flowers and banner using glue dots to finish it off.
Place some tissue paper inside the tin with a small gift. Make a matching gift tag using your left over pieces.
Decorating your tin on the front
1. Using a smooth piece of white cardstock, spray it using to different colours of Mister Huey inks – I used Aqua and Powder Blue mixed together. Mist the cardstock with water to make the inks flow and mix together. Leave it to dry thoroughly.
2. Once dry, stamp the bicycle image onto the cardstock and punch into a large circle.
3. Mist some Opaque white Mister Huey onto a craft sheet. Stamp your rubber stamp into the ink and then stamp onto the bicycle image. The white will only leave a partial impression making for an interesting background. Leave to dry and then ink the edges of the circle with a dark brown ink.

Products used
Junkyard Findings Resin Topiary [PM 569983]
Shabby Chic Treasure – Heart [PM 891886]
Delight Cling Stamp [PM 950828]
Mister Huey's Colour Mist - Water Cooler (Aqua) [AC 331019]
Mister Huey's Colour Mist - Opaque White [AC 101100]

Mister Huey's Colour Mist - Powder Blue [AC 331081]
VersaFine Ink Pad - Onyx Black [TVF-82]
Celebr8 Lanki Card – Swirl #2 [C83507]

Forget Me Nots - Robin Egg Blue (16 Pieces) [C1837-056]
3D Clear Gloss 25ml [DANT763100]
Tombow Mono Multi Glue [TB 62191]
Glue Dots Mini [GD32794-300]
Other: Tin, Chalk Paint, Dark wax, Ribbon
have you seen all the beautiful Prima embellishments -  you can check them out here
and did you know you can even plave an order and have it shipped to your favourite local scrapbooking store in South Africa?

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