I chose some pretty paper and cut a couple of strips to go around the sides of the tin. And to finish it off some turquoise ribbon and button.
For the lid I used one of the ATC size cards that come in the tin and covered it with a piece of double sided adhesive film cut the same size. I then peeled off the top sheet and pressed on a selection of buttons and gems in soft blues and browns. Push nice and firmly to make sure they stick. Then I covered the whole thing with crystal glitter. Press down with your fingers to make sure the glitter sticks, then tip off the excess. I then brush of any stray glitter with a big soft paintbrush.
This is a technique I used in a previous post to make a Christmas tree. It's a great technique as demonstrated by the very talented Shari Carroll from Hero Arts. Woodware also supply great button bags in different colour combinations, just idea for this idea.
I added some pretty paper at the bottom of the tin and also on the inside of the lid. It just finishes it off.
Then I put in a few sewing basics.
Have a great weekend. I am hoping to finish my Christmas shopping and of course watch the Strictly Come Dancing final ..!!