Butterfly, Flower and Horse Gift Tins Instructions Designed by Artbeads
We have three different ideas to get you started for this Mommy and Me project using our favorite tin boxes! Do you need a pretty place to keep small things together? This is just the thing. These whimsical boxes are as fun to make as they are to look at. The clear top tin containers make it easy to see what's inside. This makes them perfect for storing small things. You can also choose a solid top for those secret treasures and added embellishment opportunities.
Step one: Let your child choose the papers and decorations and you can help with the adhesives. Lay out the papers, stickers, crystals and charms in a way that pleases your eye. For the paper and fibers we recommend taking advantage of the easy application that comes with Terrifically Tacky Tape. When you are adding beading components or brads, you will want the added security of E6000 adhesive.
Step two: To add the sculptural art of the butterflies, simply cut wire to a length that you like and sandwich it between two layers of Tacky Tape, one will stick to the tin and one to the paper. Do the same at the top with the butterflies and a decorative backing. Now that you have these simple techniques, the only limit to what you and your child can do is your imagination.
Estimated time: Less than two hours Difficulty level: Beginner Butterfly Box
Tools Used: Jewel setter 2 pack (TOOL-170)
List of Components: Crystal-it 75 two flower paper transfer (75006-00, qty 1) 2028 flatback ss34 jonquil (2028-JON34, qty 9) Antique gold star jasmine charm (GA-2184, qty 1) Antique silver star jasmine charm (SA-2184, qty 1) Antique copper butterfly charm (CA-2221, qty 1) Antique silver star jasmine bead cap (SA-5587, qty 1) Sterling silver oval jump ring (SS-OJR-OV5, qty 3) Hand-dyed silk hawaiian blend (RBSILK-HAWA, qty 1) Wide tin tea-style container with screw cap (TIN-11, qty 1) 22 Gauge Ice Blue Artistic Wire, 8 Yd Spool (AWR22ICB8, qty 1) Terrifically tacky tape 1-1/16 (TAPE02, qty 1) E6000 Glue 1oz tube - medium/clear (E6000-01, qty 1) Flower Box List of Components: 8 oz square deep tin container with clear top (TIN-03, qty 1) Quick hold craft 2oz tube (GLUE-002, qty 1) Horse BoxList of Components: Sterling silver horseshoe charm (CHARM669, qty1) 2058 flatback ss34 smoked topaz (2058-STO34, qty 12) 8 oz square deep tin container with clear top (TIN-03, qty 1) 3mm spooled braided leather natural by the foot (LFB-NAT3, qty 1) Quick hold craft 2oz tube (GLUE-002, qty 1)
NOTE: This idea uses Swarovski crystal components which currently do not meet the requirements as set out in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).