Dec 03 2009

Altered Cookie Tins

I love altering these tall tubular cookies tins — just love the shape!They lend themselves very well to *getting all dressed up*!!! This is one I did a year ago or more, butI had to pull the photos and tutorial as it ended up in a magazine,but since it’s old news now,I’ll just give you a quick overview of a few pictures here today once we’re talking aboutthese tall tins:


I originally created this as a tin to hold a portion of my huge collection of vintage buttons. The design element here that I so loved was the vertically scored cardstock, easily done using my full sized Scor-It Score Board. The Scor-It gives you a really nice deep score line, lending itself very well to this type of project. (I currently have both the 12″ Full Sized and the Mini Scor-It Boards on sale for 20% off).


The stamped image is from a JustRite set that is now retired. I really liked this particular stamp and I used it often.


The focal image *Inspired* is also from a retired JustRite set, but something similar could also be done using your JustRite Font.


OK, now on to the project I just created, using a very similar can. I’m buying these cookies from Wal-Mart, so the cans are readily available, and the cookies aren’t too bad either!!! Here’s the finished view of my most recent tall cookie tin:


Tried to get an overview here. All stamps used are by JustRite, the 2″ Deluxe Round Monogram for the focal image and a sentiment from Old Fashioned Christmas on the lid. All cutting was done with my Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders.


Striped Grosgrain Ribbonin 2 widths, Velvet Ribbonin 2 widths, both by May Arts, and some wide lace reclaimed from an old pair of curtains. I’m always getting *good stuff* from old curtains! Paper is 12 x 12 Dear Santa DP by Kaiser, along with Kaiser Pearls.



This is the right side view. I love tying ribbon off to the side. This was simply wrapped around the can and tied. The knot was rather bulky, so I dressed it up and softened it with they pretty flowers I picked up at Michaels. The trick to getting them to stay on is using Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue. Just hold, pressand be patient. Once it takes, it’ll never come off.

You can see the full tutorial on how to make these type of cans over at SCS. My photo tutorial for this can is shown, and Beate has done a video tutorial for her fresh andfun altered cookie tin can as well.


Here’s my complete supply list for the vintage can shown above. Those items linked are available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Altered Can Supply List

Tin can to alter (important to have a good lip/rim and easy to remove lid)


2″ Round Deluxe Monogram Kitby JustRite (Stamper and Font)

Decorative 2″ Round Wide Borders by JustRite (Border)

Old Fashioned Christmasby JustRite (Lid Sentiment)

1 5/8″ Wood Stamperby JustRite

3 1/4″ Wood Stamperby JustRite


2 sheets coordinating 12 x 12 Designer Paper (Dear Santa Collection by Kaiser)

2 sheets cardstock (Very Vanilla and Bravo Burgundy by SU)


VersaFine Vintage Sepia

Ranger Distress Fired Brick


3/8″ and 3/4″ Burgundy Velvet by May Arts

3/8″ and 1.5″ Burgundy Striped Grosgrain by May Arts

2″ Ivory Lace (mine was recycled from old curtains)

4 Ivory Satin Flowers with Pearls by Offray

Pearl colored Pearls by Kaiser

Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders

Flourish Accent by Spellbinders

Paper Piercer and Mat Pack by SU

Glue Glider

Red Sticky Tape

Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue

Dimensionals by SU

Tweezers to pick up pearls

Bow Easy for lid bow



I have extended the sale offering 15% off all RIBBON BY THE SPOOL through 2009!

The following sale prices are still in effect as well:

30% off the original boxed Monogram Setsby JustRite

20% off all Christmas Setsby JustRite (until sold out)

Reduced prices on buttons by Basic Grey and Rusty Pickle

20% offboth the Full Sized and Mini Scor-It Score Boards


Again, thank you so much for stopping in today. It’s been a busy week!!! Next up late on Thursday evening is our weekly Stamp Simply Challenge which will be sure to bring you ever MORE Christmas inspiration in typical Stamp Simply style! Hope to see you then!!! Wishing you all wonderful times as you plan and create with Christmas in mind!!!

14 responses so far

14 Responses to “Altered Cookie Tins”

  1. Michele says:

    These are jaw dropping gorgeous!

  2. WOW!!! Beautiful and sheer elegance!!! Anyone would be thrilled to receive one of these – I know I would!!! 🙂

  3. Donna VW says:

    What a lovely idea.

  4. Jerri Kay says:

    Another fabulous Christmas gift idea, thanks so much for sharing and the tutorial Sharon,!

  5. Loydene Brock says:

    That bow trim detail is gorgeous!

  6. Silke Ledlow says:

    WOW – these are FABULOUS!!!! I love how you decorated them!!! ~S~

  7. Maggie says:

    Oh my! All are terrific. I’m gonna hafta go to Walmart now! LOL

  8. Shawna says:

    GORGEOUS! I think I have a tin or two somewhere so want to try this. And, shoot, if not, will have to hightail it to Wally. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh my word, Sharon!! Both of these tins are so completely FABULOUS!!! And a wonderful tut over on SCS, too!

  10. Margaret Thompson says:

    A genuine excellent use of a used product and absolutely beautiful at that. And recycled lace? No point in wasting anything, is ther. Ladies save your sewing scraps, Sharon will come up with something to use them on!!!

  11. Lisa Dickinson says:

    Glad I stopped by…I knew I’d see some lovelies!

  12. Gorgeous! Love that you used/recycled the lace!

  13. […] that altered cookie tin? It was posted here on my Blog and here as an SCS tutorial. It already had her initials on it, SO there wasn’t much left to […]

  14. vivian says:

    what beautiful eye candy you have .I want it all…there goes my pay check…vivian

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