This is the first of the "secret tin" projects I have to show you from my Father's Day shelf of goodies!
Isn't this tin gorgeous?
My Dad loves old bits and pieces and these tobacco tins are cheap and readily available pretty much wherever you are. I love the idea of re-using them and they really are beautiful not to mention a fabulously "green" way to present a little gift.
I made these little magnets to go inside using scraps of paper from the Kaisercraft Hunt and Gather Collection.
There are some gorgeous images in this collection - they look like old watercolour drawings and to create the compass magnet - I just used one of the stamps on a scrap piece of paper.
This little beetle is my favourite image. You can see my tutorial on how to create the magnets below.
- Cut or punch circles of paper slightly smaller than the flat side of the glass dome
- Apply Mod Podge to the surface of the paper you want visible through the magnet and glue onto flat side of magnet
- When dry, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the other side o the paper (outside)
- Using a strong craft glue, stick a magnet to the underside and leave to dry
If you want to see how you can upcycle cheap magnets to get the glass domes - take a look at my post here - but the glass domes should be readily available from craft stores.
Please post a comment with any questions - and keep a look out for my next post to see what is in this tin!