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Photo Tin Project
-ribbon (a color that coordinates with your pictures)
-scissors or any tool to cut the pictures and paper to the size you need
-double sided tape
For this I’m using a CD tin I got in a package at a yard sale last year.
I measured the size of the circle I needed to cut and made the pictures about 1/4″ smaller than the inside of it. You could also use a bowl or trace around the outside of the container you’re using.
Then I found cardstock that is close to the most noticeable colors in the pictures.
I made the cardstock about 1/8″ larger than the pictures. It serves two purposes. One, it frames the picture and makes it look nicer, and two, you’ll be able to hide the ribbon between the two layers.
Next, I cut a piece of paper to fit inside the bottom of the tin.
Then the ribbon was taped to the bottom of that piece of paper.
Put extra tape on the paper all around the ribbon to help it stick to the bottom of the tin. Then set the paper in the tin and press firmly all around so the tape sticks.
Allow about 3/4″ (this doesn’t have to be exact, but you don’t want it to be too long) of the ribbon to hang out and lay the cardstock for the first picture under the ribbon.
Cover a good portion of the ribbon as you tape it to the paper. Press it down pretty good, because you don’t want it to slip later.
Put several pieces of tape on the back of the picture and place it over the ribbon. Center it on the cardstock so that it’s even all the way around.
In the center of the string of pictures, I put the picture Ryan drew for his dad. The other one he drew is on a circle the same size, taped to the back.
Once all of the pictures were strung together, I made a loop with the ribbon behind the top picture.
This is what they look like all in a row.
Next you fold them all into the tin, acordian style, starting with the one closest to the tin.
This is what it will look like when they are all inside.
Then you put the lid on.
You can tuck the loop inside or let it hang out.
I’m going to have Ryan color on another circle of paper tomorrow to tape to the lid.
It would be fun to do this with Christmas pictures and have the kids paint the outside of the lid. Then hang it on the Christmas tree with the loop. There are lots of possibilities.