Last year I stitched Springtime Bloom, a free chart from the Chart Shop. It was a fun, fast pattern in bright springtime colors. I wasn’t sure how to finish it off. Recently, while I was surfing the web, I came across The Victorian Sampler Website. One of the free patterns they offer is for covering an Altoid tin. I had an empty tin and I thought I would give it a try using the stitching I had already completed. I also had just purchased some seed beads and wanted to add them to a project.
The Springtime Bloom stitching fit the tin perfectly. I traced the outline of the tin onto the stitching and added my orange seed beads on the outline. I also added a few seed beads to the center of the flowers. I love how they look. It added just a little extra. I then glued a piece of lightweight batting onto a piece of cardstock the same size as the top of the tin. My next step was to hot glue my stitching around the batting and cardstock, which I then glued to the top of the tin.
I didn’t like the looks of the red tin around the edges of the tin with my orange stitching, so I found a piece of yellow and orange material that went perfectly. I made my own strip of bias tape out of it and hot glued it around the edge of the tin. I think it turned out very nice.