For this project, I made a candle storage holder from a "shaped crisp tin" (aka pringles, or the generic equivalent!)
For information, the authentic pringles tins are better for longer candles because the Aldi ones (which I used) were about an inch and a half shorter. However, don't discard them, because they are perfect for storing the small scented tealights!
What will you need?
I used some papermania capsule collection papers (3 patterns) trimmed to around 10" x 5" in black, some satin and organza ribbon, some black and white paper roses, some small formed leaves and lace offcuts and some pearls on a string from my stash, and a creative expressions blingy gem for the centre of the bow.
So how was it done?
- Wrap the first patterned paper around the bottom half of the tin and glue in place.
- Then wrap the second patterned paper around the top half of the tin, meeting the top line of the bottom paper, again, gluing in place.
- Wrap the third piece of patterned paper which has been trimmed so it leaves a gap in the centre around the top of the tin, but only glue the bottom and around the top from an inch in from the centre edges.
- Curl back the edges as shown and glue in place. (Double sided paper is nice for this one)
- Add the lace around the top and bottom of the tin, nudging it up against the metal rims.
- Add lace and ribbon around the centre, covering the paper joins.
- Add the pearl trim at this point to the exposed centre panel. (Don't go right up to the top, as it will stop the lid going on).
- Cut some ribbon strips and stick to the centre front, over where the ribbon around the middle of the tin is joined.
- Glue ribbon bow over the top of the strips.
- Glue flowers and leaves along the side of the rolled edges - I used a hot glue gun for this part as it guaranteed instant stick!
- Squirt some silicon or pinflair glue gel into the opening at the top of the rolled back sides and push in ornate pins/gems.
- Decorate lid by cutting out two 3 inch diameter circles from the patterned paper of your choice, and glue one to the top of the lid and one on the inside.
- Finally, glue lace/trimming around the side of the lid. Glossy accents worked well with this!
- I filled my tin with a combination of small candles and tealights - and because they were scented, it hid the smell of cheese and chives - which remained despite the tin being washed out!!