Monday, May 18, 2015

How to Make ~ Pretty Fabric Covered Tins


 Elegant lace, beautiful ribbon, pretty fabric and buttons...what could be more delightful to incorporate into a craft project...?

I love storing my crafty treasures in beautiful containers, and these fabric covered tins are not only really simple to make, but they are also lovely because they use supplies that are almost always on hand...

I thought I would share how I made them with with you...just in case you felt inclined to add a touch of creative flair to your craft room or any other room in the house! 


Begin by selecting your fabric, ribbons and/or lace...  If you would like to add buttons or fabric flowers, you can choose your favourites now...  
You will also need a clean, empty tin.


Measure how wide and how long you need to make your piece of fabric.  
You will need to add a little extra length and width so that you can fold over the raw edges for a neat finish.  
I added about an inch to my measurements...


Now fold and press a seam on the top, bottom and one side of the fabric.


Apply fabric glue to the top and bottom edge of the tin and stick the fabric on, securing the raw edge first and then rolling up...


Cover the raw edge with the neat seam you pressed and apply a good amount of fabric glue to secure.  Allow to dry.  
This is the back of your tin.


Now you can add your lace and ribbon!  
Apply fabric glue to the top edge of the tin and wrap the lace around the tin, making sure the two edges meet at the back of the tin so that it looks neat.
Secure the ribbon, if you are using, in the same way.


Use craft glue to secure buttons or fabric flowers to the tin, if you so desire...


 ...And you are done!  

These pretty fabric covered tins would make lovely gifts and look especially charming when grouped with other tins covered in coordinating fabrics!

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Wishing you a wonderfully blessed week, dearest readers and thank you so much to each of you for your kind and gracious comments...it always blesses me to hear from you!


 

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23 comments:

Shoregirl said...

How very, very pretty! I love your sweet little tin - I'll be keeping this in mind when I need a pretty container for gift giving! Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us!

magnoliasntea said...

Now, that tin is just adorable with it's pretty fabric, lace and flowers. They would may lovely gifts for our un-crafty friends.
Hope your week is wonderful!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Good Morning Kelly-Anne,
Such a wonderful project and your tins turned out so pretty. They are perfect for storing crafting supplies. Thank you for sharing your tutorial too.
Wishing you a blessed day and great week ahead.
Hugs and Joys, CM

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such a great idea. Your tin is so pretty. I need to buy some fabric glue soon.

Thanks for this sweet idea Kelly Anne! :)

Debby Ray said...

Well, this little can is just adorable, Kelly-Anne! What a cute idea and a great way to re-use the can! Thanks for sharing this and have a great Monday!

Trisha said...

Super cute! I love re-using and recycling and this is the perfect project for it. The fabric you chose is really pretty as well. Hope you have a wonderful week!

~Trisha

Christine Taft said...

Beautiful! what a great idea. :)

Gentle Joy said...

That is a simple and cute project! It has a lot of possibilities for ways to be used. :)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

What a pretty can you decorated Kelly-Anne! I love the fabric and buttons you chose. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make one. Have a wonderful day and week.
Julie xo

Mari said...

That is so very cute! What a great idea!

Vicky Hunt said...

This is just beautiful Kelly-Anne! I love the fabric you chose and the lace and sweet button flowers. It is especially pretty filled with your pink crafting tools. I hope you have a lovely week!

Hugs, Vicky

Ida said...

What a great idea and it doesn't involve sewing which is great for me.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I just loved this idea! I have made some of these years ago, but yours were so pretty! I am inspired to make a new one! I bet you had fun making them, as they are easy and so useful. I did Pin it...
Hugs to you and have a lovely week!
Yours, Roxy

Theresa said...

Oh this is so lovely! Thank you for sharing this.

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

It turned out so cute! And so easy to do! Very nice Kelly-Anne!

CGrace said...

Such a cute container! But the thing that kept distracting me? That pink tape measure! Where on earth did you find a pink tape measure? I love it!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, sweet Kelly-Anne, what beautiful covered tins!! And thank you for the wonderful instructions. These are adorable and would make wonderful gifts and great use in our craft rooms and other places! Hugs, sweet friend!

Roberta said...

Hi Kelly,
this is lovely...what a beautiful idea :)!!
Greetings from Italy,
Have a nice week

Roberta
La Sportina

Jill said...

Great tutorial! The tin looks gorgeous and I love your tip about grouping tins with coordinating fabric!!

Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful tutorial and your tin is so pretty. Love how you've repurposed this.

JES said...

Once again, love at first sight Kelly-Anne! Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

Miss Nifty Thrifty said...

Very cute and will be very handy too!

Anonymous said...

I love this idea... I made a dozen of them to use for our centerpiece for the tables at my family reunion.. each had fresh cut or artificial flower.. the family loved them..