Monday, December 7, 2009

Shake It Up For Christmas

Dee Moran is back with another fun idea for Christmas!  This elfish shaker tin could hold small treats for teacher or office gifts.  Use them for stocking stuffers or to show appreciation to the mailman, paperboy, hairdresser,….  Everyone would love to receive this playful tin and it’s so quick and easy to make!

shaker tin


A tin with glass window

1/8 and ¼ “ O So Sticky tape

Micro Beads: white / red / clear

Double sided foam tape

Create the shaker lidTrace the lid over a pre-stamped and colored image. Cut just inside the lines. Do one more the same size with colored card stock.

Line the inside of the lid with double sided foam tape. Remove tape liner and pour in clear micro beads, then adhere circle with image and glue down the colored card stock circle over the top to finish the inside.

With ¼” O’So sticky tape….diagonally line and cut around the lid. Remover liner on every other one and add white beads. Remove liner on the rest and adhere the red beads.

Leaving lid on tin, adhere 1/8 “O’so Sticky tape around the base of the tin. Do the same with the ¼ inch. Remove liner and add beads.

For more helpful holiday craft ideas be sure to visit the PWA class archives!   We have tutorials for ornaments, tree stars, photo frames and more!

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  1. This projece is wonderful, Dee...
    The Candy cane theme is excellent! Beautifully created.
    Hugs, Gayle.

  2. This looks like something you would find in a store--only much nicer!!

  3. Already trying to steal your idea for this shaker - using a different type of tin - truly loved this idea. Reminded me of Mary Englebriet's art - very whimsical. Thanks - Kathi

  4. This is a great idea. I have a bunch of these tins and was wondering what I could do to decorate the outside. Now I know. :)

  5. This is so darn cute. I love using my beads in shaker cards especially the triangle one. Love the little elf guy too! Darlene L

  6. Cute Cute Cute! I like your shaker tin. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Very, very cute. Love this idea! Thx for sharing.

  8. Yay Mary Jane! You win the blog candy!!



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