Okay here is the story on the tins.
I saw this post on Neighbor Jane Payne’s blog and knew I finally had the answer for my toughest gifts…Teachers and all those other important school people. So if you are one of those people stop reading now.
Did you stop?
Okay I will go on…
So I immediately went to papermart.com and ordered my tins. I ordered the small with window for $0.83 per tin and 24 tins per box. With shipping I think my order was $27 something or maybe $28 and it was here in two days. But after going back and looking at Jane’s post I think they ordered the rectangle with window for $0.88 per tin. The two differences I notice was they were able to get 9 candies in their tin and I could only fit 8 and their tin has a larger window. It’s not a big deal, but I think I like the other tin better. I mean really, a whole piece of chocolate more.
So this is what I did.
Take one of these
and a piece of patterned paper (I cut mine 1X3 inches so 12X12 inch paper leaves you without waste, hmm I wish I would have measured how long the strips needed to be before I started with 8X8 inch paper)
then some of this (you know a craft is good if you get to use this)
do this (Can you see the doubled-sided tape?)
start here with the end without tape
and wrap (the reason I ended it on the side is because sometimes in transit I noticed the candies would flip over and be upside down and I didn’t like the seam showing on the bottom)
then take this (papermart.com)
and do this (only 8…so sad)
and you have this
or this depending on the paper you used
this is the stack of paper that I was using and mixing the patterns in each tin (not realizing that the kiddos would fight over who got what tin…um yeah)
Then make them pretty like this
I really couldn’t get a picture that did justice to the tulle. It really is cute, but not nearly as cute as the red ribbon. I don’t think I have enough red ribbon for all the tins I need to do and there is no way I am taking all 5 kids back to Walmart again!
You should follow me on twitter or be a Facebook friend to understand the whole Walmart thing.
And the best part…they are the perfect size to slip a gift card in.