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Today I’ve got an easy project that only requires three ingredients: a tin of any shape or size, some mod podge, and some eye-catching scrapbook paper.

I happen to have a number of cocoa tins hanging around at home and at work, that I use as pen and clipy containers. Bored with looking at the branding day in and day out, I broke out my mod podge and got to work crafting something girly and fun to brighten up my work space. If I have to spend eight hours a day in one place I may as well make it mine!

First you’ll want to wrap the paper around the tin to see how much you need to trim off.  Make sure to leave about a 1/2″-1″ at the top to wrap over the top edge. With this size tin a regular sheet of 12×12 scrapbook paper won’t fit all the way around, and will leave a strip of tin peeking through. I like to simply cut around the design on the excess paper I trimmed off, and then paste this over the space, thereby creating a focal piece for the front of the container.

Cut out your paper and glue it down by painting on the mod podge and holding the paper in place. It should set fairly quickly. At the top where the sides come together, cut a slit down the corners so the paper can be folded easily over the lip. Glue this down as well. Cut out your extra strip or design and attach and then apply a coat or two of the mod podge to help protect it from grime and water.

Now you should have a perfectly tailored tin to hold whatever items you need!

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