Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Painted Christmas Tins

My junior year of college I lived in a cottage on campus. I wanted to fill our house with Christmas cheer, but couldn’t have a [live] tree and had limited funds. So, my mom let me raid her basement craft studio (she taught toll painting classes when I was younger). My favorite project was the painted tins.
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I spray painted the plain tins red, then painted Christmas trees on one, lights on another, and snowflakes on the third. My favorite is the one with the lights.
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Some years I’ve tied the three with a big ribbon to make it look like a stacked gift. Sometimes they’ve sat above my cupboards, other years on an end table, and this year in front of my fireplace.
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The beautiful thing about storing this project is that they fit within each other!
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