Monday, November 30, 2015

Tart Tin Photo Ornament

I went to a yard sale a few months ago that was being held by a couple who own a German restaurant here in my town. I bought a stack of mini tart tins, some of which still had stickers on the back that said, "Made in Germany."  A few different projects ran through my head of what to do with them. And then, all of a sudden, Christmas was approaching so I decided they'd make perfect photo ornaments. 

I started by using my metal punch to add 2 holes to the tart tin. This type of punch is made for punching holes in metal and is used on things like bottle caps.
 I threaded twine through the holes and tied a knot. I tied the knot to the inside of the tin so it will be hidden when I add the embellishments.

I printed out one of my favorite photos of my parents...

To know where to cut, I rubbed the edge of a pencil along the rim of the inner raised section of the tin. Then I laid the photo down and rubbed the photo to transfer the pencil marks onto the back of the photo.



Then I cut along the pencil marks...

I added tacky glue to the flat inner section of the tart tin and added the photo...



I added more tacky glue to the tin and added a row of wireless chenille around the photo...


I added a little more tacky glue and a second row of the chenille...



I finished it off with a paper flower to cover the knot...


I think this will be a favorite for many years to come!

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12 comments:

  1. What a precious, and pretty, ornament idea! The picture of your parents goes perfectly with the vintage tin! I had a stack of these, too, from a yard sale and sold them! Sure wish I'd kept them! The snowman ornament in the previous post is so cute, too! ...thanks for the kind comment on my lantern from Ollie's. It's been so much fun to change up for the seasons! :) ~Rhonda

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  2. What a precious, and pretty, ornament idea! The picture of your parents goes perfectly with the vintage tin! I had a stack of these, too, from a yard sale and sold them! Sure wish I'd kept them! The snowman ornament in the previous post is so cute, too! ...thanks for the kind comment on my lantern from Ollie's. It's been so much fun to change up for the seasons! :) ~Rhonda

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  3. What a beautiful keepsake of your parents and such a clever idea Virginia! Thanks for the photo cutting tip. Pinned to share :)

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  4. Love the picture in the tarlet tin! Great idea. Have a great week :)

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  5. I love that! Just the style ornament I like to decorate with. I think I have some tart tins around here somewhere....!

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  6. Featuring this when my party opens tonight!

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  7. It's really so fabulous! You've inspired me to do the same with our wedding photo. It was taken by Benny when he was 3, and now the edges are a bit torn. Hope to make it as beautiful! Happy holidays!
    Sincerely,
    Judith
    www.term-paper-research.com

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