Posted by Traci Armbrust
Tins come in all shapes and sizes and are perfect for storing your favorite keepsakes, photos or mini albums. I thought it would be cool to show you how to make a basic lunch box tin, like this Mini Tip Top tin from Provo Craft, into something really unique. This size of tin coordinates with our Lunch Box #2 Album dies. And by the way, this die is 60% off!! Visit our clearance section!
It is easy to customize your tin and get your paper to fit perfectly around each side when you use the coordinating die. It practically does the work for you.
To begin, cut your base pieces and the pieces for the lid (the top and inside). I used paper from Pink Paislee.
Adhere the pieces onto the tin using either a Xyron or a permanent adhesive that is made for metal, gems and other nonporous items.
Then cut one 12” x 7/8” strip and one 4” x 7/8” strip using a paper trimmer. Adhere to the top edge of the lid.
Using brown paint and a makeup sponge, apply paint in a dabbing, smearing type motion around the top edge of lid and around the bottom white metal trim piece. Also paint the handle using the same technique.
For the Inside pages, adhere paper onto the front and back of chipboard then cut out using Lunch Box Album #2 Divider & Page die, cutting out multiple file cards and pages. Create designs for each divider and page in the album.
And there you have it! It took me more time to decide what paper I wanted to use than to cut and cover this entire tin and the inside pages. If you didn’t want to create an album, these are great for keepsake boxes too.
If you're looking for more tins, we also have dies that coordinate with a smaller one in this same style, Lunch Box #1 Album and Lunch Box #1 Album Dividers & Page. They fit Provo Craft's Band-Aid Tin Box.
Looking for a smaller tin? Here is a list of tins and their coordinating dies to cover them and create an album for the inside:
AccuCut also created dies to coordinate with Maya Road's Lunch Break Tin, Dinner Break Tin, Coffee Break Tin, and Tea Break Tin. Along with the dies for the outside, you can also purchase dies that match up to the albums that fit inside these tins.
I know that using these dies will make your crafting experience quick and easy. If you are a teacher and you're teaching a class on tins, these dies will make your life so much easier, especially when creating kits or make and takes.