#CountdowntoChristmas – Altered Containers

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Welcome to another post in the #CountdowntoChristmas series. This series is all about creating cards and gifts from the heart with a little fun gift guide thrown in as well as a free gift for you. If you don’t want to miss any of the up=coming blog posts please use the subscribe option to the right to make sure you get all the posts!

Who doesn’t need storage? Specially if it’s pretty. Altered containers and storage make awesome gift boxes as well as gifts. All you need are some old containers – these can be metal or card, some decorative paper or old magazines, scissors, glue and some fun embellishments.

I collect a lot of tins and also have a lot of uses for them. I use them to store all sorts of craft supplies. Here I took some tins and covered them with aluminum foil. Then I added some foam stickers. The mismatched tins were tuned into a beautifully coordinated set!

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I really do love tins of all shapes and sizes. This is another project that I did. This is an altered tin. I used advertisements from magazines, some pictures of flowers and butterflies to create this collage. I finished the tin up with some diamontes and fiber.

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The last one I want to share is an old ice-cream container that was dressed up using some decorative paper and cut-outs from old children’s books. I finished the box off with some trim and fibers.

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Do you love boxes? Have you tried a project like this before? Please share your Christmas gift ideas in the comments below.

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