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THINGS YOU WILL NEED -
2. Tin or can…or a tin can (a lid is optional).
3. Measuring tape
6. Double sided tape or some sort of adhesive
7. Needle and thread (optional)
8. Yarn, string or ribbon
10. Hot glue gun
STEP 1: Measure the tin's height and circumference. And the lid's circumference and diameter.
STEP 2: Cut fabrics appropriately and leave a little room to fold over. I drew my measurements right on with pencil.
STEP 3: Cut little slits along the trim of the lid fabric, and test it out.
STEP 4: Iron down the edges of the fabric.
Step 5: Begin applying the adhesives and fabric to the body of the tin.
I put one long strip of tape vertically at the beginning and end of the wrapping, and several smaller pieces horizontally along the top and bottom as I wrapped the fabric tucking under the edges as I went.
STEP 6: Dab a little hot glue in the corners if you need to, but remember to press it down quickly or a lump will be visible. Hot glue is tricky with fabric. Begin adding buttons!
STEP 7: Personalize the lid if you'd like to.
STEP 8: Lay lid fabric appropriately and begin taping down.
STEP 9: Glue down the flaps that are sticking out. It's okay if they look a little messy now -- we'll cover them!
STEP 10: Wind yarn around the lip of the lid periodically dabbing a bit of glue under it.
See you next Tuesday with another How-To, and see you tomorrow for a surprise (“surprise” as in I’m not even sure what it will be yet) post!
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