It's time for a fun, frugal project. This week our very own Jennifer Snyder has created a gorgeous, Anna-Marie Collection altered tin!
"Prima has started a fascinating weekly feature called Frugal Friday. These are projects that can be completed around $5.00 -technically $5.00 in Prima products to be clear.
I have a fun project that can be used in so many different situations - get well gifts, teacher appreciation, candy container, goodies for the office, Christmas cookie exchanges, holiday fudge or peanut brittle, to say thank you, or just to say "I love you".
This all starts with a food tin and some pretty Prima papers and embellishments. Tins come in all sizes. My tin is 12in diameter - rather large. I am going to fill mine with chocolate chip cookies for a bake sale, so I went big. Because my tin was so large, I used more Prima product to embellish. Your project can be scaled down to be even more frugal.
Now the choice of tins is important. Feel the top and sides of the tin to make sure they are flat - no raised or stamped images on the tin or your beautiful Prima papers will not lie flat and you'll be having a big paper smackdown on them...you will not end up the winner of that battle. (sad face).
Make your life easy - just make certain the tin is totally flat. ahhhhhhh simple.
Best place to find an inexpensive tin? yard sales/garage sales, thrift stores and keep your eye out for clearance sales after any holiday. I bought my tin at an after Christmas clearance bin for 99 cents. " ~Jennifer
Step 3. Use the Ingvild Bolme Distressing tool on the edges of the paper to give them a finished appearance, to sand off extra paper, and round the edges.
Total cost of Prima product for this project: $5.63. Keep in mind that I needed to use a lot of flowers since the tin was very large. Your tin may be smaller, cutting down on the expense.
QTY used Description Price per Item Used
1 sheet Anna Marie Calico Paper $.80
Total cost of unused Prima Product waiting to be used on the next amazing project: $13.93