I had these tins waiting very
patiently for me to cover them.
This adventure meant I had to find my hot glue gun so I could use it.
Then I had to sort out two different fabrics for each tin.
I picked two different reds for one and two different greens for the other.
Measure the circumference of the tin and add an inch by the height of the tin plus 5 inches.
So my tins fabric worked out to be a 13 1/2 x 9 inch rectangle.
The top is 13 1/2 x 3 inch rectangle.
Fold back one end by 1/4 inch and press. Wrong sides together and the shorter end.
Place dots of glue up the tin and place tin on the fabric on the end that hasn't been turned back. (Wrong side of fabric on to tin). Roll the tin over the fabric so to encase the tin. Put some dots of glue on to the bottom of the tin and fold back the fabric so that it sits flat and smooth.
Dot some glue around the inside top of tin and fold back the fabric in to the tin, making sure it is smooth.
Fold over 1/4 inch on both long lengths onto wrong side of fabrics of Top rectangle and press. Fold over one end (wrong sides together) and press.
Place around the top of tin and making sure it is evenly placed around. Lift the corner of the end that isn't folded back and dot a glue under and then secure this end. Randomly place dots of glue under the strip to secure and making sure the ends are aligned dot with glue and secure the folded end in to place.
Decorate with buttons or bows or what ever takes your fancy and use the tins for storing pencils or your bits and pieces.
When I was doing Folk Art and Decorative Painting any tin that took my fancy would be painted.
I did these quite a few years ago and my daughter Zoei has them all now as she loved the bees on them. It was an Annie Lang design.
These ones I painted for a friends daughter.
I have done quite a few different designs on tins over the years I was painting but haven't painted much at all lately and now its fabric covered tins and the hot glue gun and burnt fingers!
Hugs to all…….