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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tin of the Month Club, January

Early last fall, I found a set of 12 small tins (about 1 1/2 inch in diameter), designed for jewelry parts storage. They were on sale at Tuesday Morning, and although I didn't have a plan for them, I couldn't resist them at the low, low price of $1.99. Why I didn't purchase every set they have, I don't know.

Fast forward to this week. I don't currently have any pending projects, so I pulled out the tins and started fiddling around. I ended up making a Halloween tin that I was pretty happy with. I thought about making a few more with a Halloween theme, but since there were 11 tins left, I thought it would be fun to make one tin for each month of the year. It's now my 2015 challenge to myself.

Each month, barring disease, disaster, or just plain slackness, I'll post up one of these little tins. At the end of the year, the whole year will be represented in tins.

Here's January. I photographed it on a black background so the trim would show.

Here it is on white. Once I get all twelve done, I want to make a composite photo of them all together.

Sorry, the Halloween tin will have to wait until October. But February is right around the corner. Stay tuned!


  1. Hi, did you put a magnet on the back? Just wondering. I got these same tins - you have given me a fun idea! I love Tuesday Morning - you never know what you'll find.

    1. I love Tuesday Morning, too!

      I haven't put magnets on the backs yet. I'm not sure how I'm going to display these. My husband is a woodworker; I may have him make a little shelf or something. I'll have to wait and see how they all turn out.

  2. I gotta start going to Tuesday Morning!

    Adorable tin, I love the kitschy vintage "snowman" :)

  3. What an adorable little tin! How big are these? I have a TON that I have collected, but I haven't had any luck in finding mini's to fit in them - where do you get your mini's?? I adore everything you create ~ happy New Year!!

    1. One place I like to get minis is from That's where the little vintage snowman came from. The bottlebrush tree came from

      And thanks! Happy New Year to you as well.


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