Pretty paper, lucky readers,
is a kind of affordable luxury for me. It’s something I can splurge on when I want to buy something…but not actually spend that much money.
I was recently in a little stationary store near the restaurant where I work, filled with glorious huge books of Artist prints, stoic yet manageably sized statues, refined writing utensils, and paper weights you could look at for hours. In the corner there were a couple of wooden racks filled with metallic- laced wrapping paper – the same nice wrapping paper from my days of working at Impress.
So in the name of supporting local business and a minor paper obsession, I walked out with some mint green paper filled with dandelion puffs – the kind that you blow away with your lovely wishes. It was the perfect option for covering my empty tea tins, because, you know, repurposing is just always on my mind.
I hope you have fun with these wrapping paper tea tins.
Wrapping Paper Tea Tins How- to
Fine Gift Wrapping Paper
double stick tape
mod podge hard coat
Strip original labels off of tea tins, using goo gone or some sort of “sticky removal” product if needed. Wash to ensure surface is non oily
Trim wrapping paper to size of tins – ensuring you leave 2-3 extra cm on the “long way” to make sure that you have some overlap
Cover surface in double stick tape, especially near the rim and bottom of the container
Carefully lay trimmed paper around tins, ensuring good contact with the double stick tape and that all wrinkles are smoothed out
Coat entire surface of paper with mod podge hard coat, working to seal in the paper at the edges so that the tins will be more water resistant
Repeat with 7 more coats, until you have a firm, resistant layer
Enjoy your wrapping paper tea tins!