The talented illustrated and designer Bess Harding from Beeb is back with another fantastic craft project for you.
Tin pot project
There are so many gorgeous wrapping paper designs around these days, I thought it would be good to make something to take advantage of them! These tin pots can be used for storing anything you like, with or without lids. I’ve made three different sizes; I’m thinking paper clips in the small one, hair bands in the tall one and spare coins in the middle.
You will need
Lovely wrapping paper
Empty food tins (washed and dried)
Old cardboard box
Double sided tape
What to do
1. First make the lid by drawing round the tin on to your piece of cardboard. Cut out the circle making it a tiny bit smaller than the line. This is so that it will sit on the indent on the top inner edge of your tin rather than hover on top. You might need to cut and test for snugness, then cut a little more off if necessary.
2. Now decorate your lid. Either keep it simple and just paint it a contrasting or complimentary colour to your wrapping paper, or you could try one of the variations I’ve done: on one I cut a slot for money in the lid before painting it; on the second I glued a loop of ribbon to the underside of the lid so it’s easy to lift up; and on the third I cut out three small circles of card and glued them to each other and then to the lid to create a sort of handle. You could decorate with sequins or buttons or write someone’s name or what the content are on the lid too.
4. Put double sided tape along each end of the paper on the underside, and wrap round your tin, carefully lining up with the top edge and pressing down along the overlap to secure.
5. When your lid is dry pop it on top of the wrapped tin and start using it!