DIY Photo Magnets, Ornaments & Confetti…
…Made Out Of Metal Favor Tins!
As many of you know, my family started a new annual tradition…the Christmas Ornament Exchange! It’s such a great idea as it saves everyone money and gives people a chance to really give something special, which will be cherished for years to come. This year, I thought I’d make a couple of ornaments for my friends, too!
If you remember, earlier this year, I hosted a wedding shower for my brother-in-law and his wife. To make the favors, I used round metal favor tins which I filled with red hots, then wrapped with a black & silver band and secured with a scrapbooking brad. Being that it was a small shower, I had several favor tins left, so they really came in handy when it was time to make my ornaments!
To make the ornaments, I just popped out the plastic from the lids on the favor tins, tied a ribbon, then popped the plastic back in. I cut photos into circles to fit the shape of the tin, then popped the picture in. I used the white round stickers that came with the favor kit to place on the back of the photo and write things such as “Christmas 2008”, etc.
I also made magnets, however I’m sorry to say I didn’t get a picture of those. It was really easy, all I did was use the back of the favor tin, you know – the part that holds the candy. I placed the picture (with tape on the back) inside the tin like you would candy. I then cut old magnets from my fridge and superglued them to the back of the tin…wa-la! Instant photo magnets!
Of course other ideas started to pop in my head as I was making these. What if, for an event, you cut out 1″ – 2″ circles out of photos and scattered them around on top of top of the tables like confetti? Whoa, photo confetti! Too much fun. Love these ideas and want to make them yourself? Click HERE to purchase the tins online, or just go any local party or craft store. Happy crafting!