Saturday, August 21, 2010

August Mid-Month Pick-Me-Up

ALTERED DVD TIN TUTORIAL by Barista, Lan Amphone

Hello crafty people! Today I’ve got an altered DVD tin to share with all of you peeps. This tin measures 8”x 6” and I picked one up at my lss. If you can’t find one, substitute with any tin case or try a plastic pencil box found in the school supply area, they can be altered in just the same fashion.

For my project I used American Craft’s Dear Lizzy Line from TSR’s April kit.

Supplies Needed:
• DVD Tin (or pencil case)
• Coordinating pattern papers
• Cardstock or solid PP
• Piece of ribbon
• Flower
• Modge Podge
• Border punch/ or stickers
• Foam Tape

Step 1: Cut out all your pieces for the front cover and lay them out in the following order:

Solid Color #1 – 5.75” x 1.5”
Pattern #1 – 5.75” x 3”
Piece of matching Ribbon 5.75” long
Pattern #2 – 5.75” x 1”
Solid Color #2 – Punch a scallop strip 5.75” wide Pattern #3 – 5.75” x 2.5”

Step 2: Adhere each layer using Modge Podge starting from the top down. ( When I made mine, I cut my pieces longer to wrap around the outside edges but I would recommend just covering the top and leaving the sides and back unfinished)

Step 3: Attach flower cut from ribbon and two hand cut leaves.

Step 4: Cut a half circle out of cardstock and adhere with alpha stickers as shown. This completes the cover. Next we will work on the inside flaps. (note: I ended up not using the brads pictured below)

Inside Papers Needed:
pattern #4 - 8” x 5.75”
Solid #3 – 3” x 5.75”
Pattern #5 – 8” x 5.75”
Border paper or sticker

Step 5: Adhere Pattern #4 to inside left flap. Next we’ll create a pocket so you can slip a card inside. Take the solid 3” x 5.75” piece and score both ends at the ½” mark. Attach the flag border to the front top edge. Round the bottom corners and add two layers of foam tape to the back of the bottom edge and adhere to left flap of DVD tin with adhesive on the scored/folded ends.

Step 6: Adhere Pattern #5 to right side flap and you are done! Now just fill up your tin with goodies and give away to that special someone!