I found these three little tin cups on a tray at my local craft store a few months ago.
They were cute, but a little boring so I wanted to jazz the up a little for my office/craft room.
The process is relatively simple. All that you need is a glue gun, some fabric, a pencil, scissors and some embellishments and, of course, the object(s) to be covered.
Lay out your fabric with the pattern down and with the pencil trace the container. I laid the tin on the fabric and “rolled” the tin, tracing the edges onto the fabric. Now, before you cut, be sure to add a half-inch to the top, bottom and ends of the traced fabric. You will need the added inch in order to fold the fabric under before gluing to have a nice clean finished edge. I folded the edges under as I went and glued along the way. Super simple. After you get the beginning of the top and bottom glued down it goes very quickly. Glue all the way around till the container is covered and the end of the fabric meet (be sure to leave enough fabric to turn the end under for that finished edge).
You can trim the excess so there isn’t too much bulk if needed.
Fold the raw edge under and glue. There you have it. Repeat on the other two tins!
Now for the fun part.
I took a strip of burlap and cut three strips long enough to wrap around each of the tins and overlap the edges. I cut it about 1 1/2 inch thick and them pulled strands from the top and bottom to make a fringe. Then I wrapped it around the tin and hot glued into place. Here are the three tins, covered in fabric with the fringed burlap glued in place (on the back side).
I found a package of these cute little metal keys on clearance and took some jute, made a bow and glued them to the center front of the tins to embellish them.
And, here’s the finished project!
If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message in the comments below.
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The post “Covered Tin Desk Accessories” was first seen here on The Decorated Nest and was written by Karen Ploransky