Sunday, September 16, 2007

Favor Tin Holiday Magnets

If you are like me you always over buy for any project you do. Well, I bought lots of these little favor tins to make holiday ornaments with my clubs last year and of course I have a bunch left over. So why not make magnets out of them. I am going to try to make some more detailed 3d ones in the next few days but for now I think these are adorable and ohhhh sooooo easy and fast to make.




Supplies Needed: Mini favor tins (can be found at JoAnn's or other craft store), scraps of designer paper that fit your theme, stamps that fit your theme, 2 inch circle punch or Coluzzle cutting system, dimentionals, markers, large glitter/fake snow/beads or other form of confetti, red line tape, two way glue pen, Crystal Effects, Scotch Quick-Drying Tacky Glue (this glue works great for attaching paper to tin), super strong magnets, super glue to attach magnets and scissors.

In my sample I used a 2 inch circle from the Wintergreen collection of designer series paper. Attach a piece of red line tape to the back of your circle and lay it in the bottom of the tin. There will be a very small amount of the tin showing so you need to be careful to center the circle.





Next stamp your image with black ink on both Whisper White and again on the same Wintergreen designer paper so that you can paper piece the snowman's scarf and the brim of his hat. Cut out the entire snowman that is stamped on Whisper White and only the scarf and brim of the hat on the designer series stamped image. ( I used the snowman from Holiday Tag Team)






Use markers to color in the birds, highlight the snowman and snow and color hat, nose and buttons. I used Real Red (hat and heart button), Going Grey to Highlight (snowman and snow), Bashful Blue (birds and snowflakes), Sage Shadow (ball on top of hat and round buttons) and Only Orange (nose).






Use the two way glue pen on the Whisper White image -- only on the scarf and brim of hat and place cut out Wintergreen paper in place. This is the simplest form of paper piecing.








After your snowman is done attach dimentionals to the back of him. I layered three on top of each other to make him really stand out from the bottom of the tin.





Place him in the tin on top of your Wintergreen circle. Be sure to place him so that the bottom of the snowman is up close to the side of the tin. So it looks like he is sanding in the tin.






And your fake snow (or other type of shaker ingredient) to the tin.





Put a tin layer of Crystal Effects around the inside rim of the lid. You do not want your magnet to open up and spill all over your house.





Put cover on tin and allow to dry for a few minutes.







While your cover is drying cut a strip of matching designer paper 1/2 inch by 7 inches. Apply a thin layer of Scotch Fast-Drying Tacky Glue to the back of your strip. Spread evenly and to all corners with your finger.






Attach this strip to the side of your tin. You could make your strip wider to cover the entire side if you wish.




Finish off your project by gluing a super strong magnet on the back. How easy was that! I hope you enjoyed it. Here a are a few more samples.





Looks like I need to go and polish my nails, they look horrible. Sorry.

14 nice people left a comment:

Cheryl said...

I really love these. I can think of many things to do with these.Thank you very much. Cheryl

amycara said...

What a great idea! Super cute too! Thanks for the detailed instructions!

rebecca said...

How cute are those? They'd make great favors for the holiday parties. Thanks for the great step-by-step. Your nails looked fine, BTW....

beate said...

Super cute!

rozie640 said...

These are all so adorable MJ, now I have to find a source for those, it would be a great boy scout project for Christmas.

Jessica said...

These are SO cute! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful idea!

Linda McClain said...

What a terrific project. And, terrific tutorial. Can't wait to try it.

nettystamps said...

Too cute and so versatile. I think there will be several people on the xmas list receiving a rendition of this magnet....

thank you, thank you!

maggie fellow said...

oh these are so wonderful! thanks for sharing these!

Linda McClain said...

Me again - yep, I made them. You're instructions were perfect. You can find mine at www.cateredcrop.typepad.com.

My hostess club ladies will lvoe this.

Anonymous said...

Mary Jo,
Thanks for taking the time to share your tins with us...they are all so cute!

Carol V said...

These are so cute -- and someone just gave me a dozen of these little jars.....

Kathleen Innes said...

Great idea -- great tutorial! How did you know I have a whole basket of these babies! LOL!

Nelda Clements said...

These are too cute.Great ideas. Nails looked just fine. Thank you for making it easy to make these. Nelda