December 16, 2012
DIY Chalkboard Gift Tins
I started off with a few leftover cake tins (these held some amazing cakes from the company Daisy Cakes, which is owned by a friend). The tins had designs printed on top, but plain sides so I just painted the tops. If yours are printed all around, you can paint the entire container.
Step 2. Spread a drop cloth or newspaper (I used leftover bubble wrap) to protect your floors. Make sure you're working outdoors or in a well-ventilated area with open windows. I did none of the above because it was raining, and I ended up with a headache and an apartment that smelled like a meth lab. So...don't do that. Open the window.
I think these are perfect for gifting baked treats like cookies or cake, but you can also use them as storage tins. The chalkboard surface can be erased and reused so the recipients of your gift can use the empty tins all year long (or regift them!).
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