Washi Tape Upcycled Mint Tins
I am guilty of an extensive washi tape collection just like many of fellow crafting friends. Washi Tape comes in so many different colors and patterns it is so hard to resist when I walk past a pretty display at the craft store. Today I am sharing an upcycled craft to make use of some of those fun washi tape rolls. I love to decorate empty mint tins to make cute vessels to store all kinds of small items. I use these tins to carry my daily vitamins and store items like bobby pins, paper clips, and push pins. There are so many uses for these fun little storage tins!
You will need:
empty mint tins
foam brush (to apply mod podge)
I found there are a couple of ways to decorate these mint tins with washi tape. You can cover as much or as little of the tin as you want as long as you make sure any labels or words are masked with tape. Most of my mint tins come from the Trader Joe’s peppermints or ginger mints.
1.) Cover the entire lid by either:
A: Start placing pieces of tape at the center of the lid and work your way out, making sure to line up the pattern. Cut away any excess tape using an x-acto knife. If you cover the hinges, use an x-acto knife to cut around the hinges so the tape does not interfere.
B: Trace a pattern onto a plane, white sheet of paper using the tin. Cut out the shape and cover one side of it using washi tape. Glue the tape covered piece onto the lid of the mint container using mod podge.
2.) If desired, you can cover the bottom of the tine or put a lining inside the tin by using method B to make tape covered shapes that can be pasted onto the tin with mod podge.
3.) Seal all of the tape covered surfaces with mod podge to make the tape covered areas more durable and longer lasting.
Have fun decorating and creating your own little storage tins to keep small items organized and easy to find.
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