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Tin Pocket

Updated: Sep 11, 2022

If you are following The Twirling Feathers then you know how much I love to create Fun and Unique items and share them with you, like this Tin Pocket made from those aluminum tin cookie Sheets you can pick up at The Dollar Store, or Dollar General.

I have seen these done so many different ways! I just love them here’s my version of it I hope you give it a try!

The supplies you need

• 2 Tin Cookie Sheets from The Dollar store, Family Dollar or even Amazon.

• A decorative page from a Calendar, or a sheet of your favorite scrapbook paper.

•Mod Podge or Elmers Glue either one works great .

• Scissors

• Paint and Paint Brush

• Any type of artificial greenery of your choosing .

• Any spray paint color you choose I used Black for the one I made.

• An old tooth brush, you know yours is probably ready to be replaced

The first thing you need to do is Spray paint your cookie sheets you only need to spray one side on each one .

Let dry completely.

Once dry then you will need to trim it down to the size you want . mine is 12x9 and then my picture is cut down to 9x8 .

once you have trim everything down you are ready to mod podge or use your Elmers glue to place it on now glue your picture to your front piece of your pocket.

let dry completely.

So you Don’t have to do these steps but this is what I did..

Since I wanted the edge of my paper to blend better with my background I side loaded my paint brush with a little black and went around the whole edge of the paper you want to created a blended look .....

Then I took my orange and I gave the whole front of paper a nice light wash of orange .... start with the paint pretty watery so you can start light if you want more orange then gradually add more paint ...

Then I took some white paint.

And an old tooth brush... which I always have in my painting supplies it’s a must have!

I love to splatter paint so when I do that in small areas I use a tooth brush .... You simply dip your toothbrush in the white paint then run your thumb across it while holding it over your project.. This does get a little messy but that’s part of the fun!

I strongly suggest to practice this on a paper plate or a piece of aluminum foil just so you can get the hang of it before you do it over your project..... Always keep checking your toothbrush to make sure there is no big drips of paint coming from it! Wipe it off periodically if you need to ....

once again you don’t have to do these steps if you don’t want to but to me it’s the little things that make your creations stand out!

Once everything is dry you will want to glue your back and front together with Hot Glue .... only glue the 3 sides. I glued one side at a time oppose to trying to put glue on all 3 sides at once ..... the glue drys quickly and you feel rushed to get it down and that’s when you can end up gluing it crooked.... so take your time and glue your Left, bottom, and right side .... make sure when you are going to glue it your picture is facing the right way ....

then you can open your pocket up and you can punch a hole on each side towards the top using a Hole Puncher.

You can now add your ribbon to hold your Pocket and Bam you are done!

You can now add what ever greenery or flowers you want .... I also added a tag that says Grateful on mine! ( Tags will be another project I’ll post soon )

I really hope you give this a try!

Happy Creating!

I will post some helpful referral links for some of the items I used.

Hole Puncher

Mod Podge

Aluminum tin cookie sheets

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