Painted Gift Tins

Today I’m going to share a fun gift ‘wrap’ idea with you!!!

Painted Gift Tins!

My mom received a huge stash of those Christmas cookie, treat tins from a friend awhile back… It was actually her idea to paint the tins and add some vinyl cut outs to fancy them up! (Obviously where we get a lot of our craftiness from, thanks Mom!!!)
We laid them all out on some newspaper outside and spray painted each tin with a couple of coats of paint.
We used a few different colors and let them dry really well…



Once the tins are painted and dry, it’s time to embellish.
I made this small light pink tin into a birthday gift ‘wrap’ for my niece.

I used white vinyl cut out in her name and some flowers plus little acrylic diamonds to pretty it up.
If you use the sticky back vinyl you can stick the cutouts on just like stickers.
The little jewels were attached with hot glue.

If you don’t have sticky backed vinyl, you can just use regular stickers too! 😉
I filled the tin with several little treats tied it with a ribbon and gave it to our niece for her birthday.
She loved having her own little tin she could fill with her treasures!

We have since made several of these for different gifts… You can use any shape or size of tin and decorate with paint, vinyl, stickers, anything you have on hand to fancy it up!

Happy Crafting!!!
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  1. AH! This is so cool! I love it!

  2. An Irish Italian Blessing says:

    LOVE this idea!!! And totally have some tins I can use. Thanks for the inspiration and btw…those zebra striped scissors ROCK :)

  3. Your spray painting looks flawless! This is a great idea- my son would love a treasure tin! Could punch a couple of holes in the top and create a handle to pull the lid off so he could open on his own :) Thanks for sharing- been too long since I've been around! :)

  4. what an awesome idea! I always just toss those, no more!

  5. Lindsey Cazac says:

    WHHHHY have I never thought of this?! Stopping over via the blog hop! So nice to meet you!I'm a new follower :)


  6. Our Delightful Home says:

    This is such a creative idea. I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  7. I am digging tins out of the recycling bin tonight…what a fab idea!

  8. So cute! This would be great for cookie gifts!


  9. Life In The Thrifty Lane says:

    Such a cute idea!!!

  10. Hani@Craftionary says:

    How cute! Love the color..
    Thanks for linking up..

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  12. ToSewWith Love says:

    wow! these turned out so cute! now we know where you got your craftiness! we will be featuring this today! ^^)

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  14. Deneen Williams says:

    these tins are so cute. that is a great idea and a beautiful idea. It is also recycling the tins instead of throwing them away. thank you for sharing this idea :)


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