Sunday, December 26, 2010

Tart Tin Tutorial

Here is a fun and easy little project.
It is a tart tin turned into a note holder or place card holder.
supplies you'll need:
tart tin (I used the tiny ones)
wire (20-24 gauge works) about 6"
awl or nail to make hole
glue gun
wire snips
and something to set tart tin on to punch hole
(I used an old paint bottle, fit perfect)

1. lay tart tin on top of bottle,
using awl or nail, punch two holes in top 1/4 to 1/2" apart.

2. cut a 6" piece of wire.
holding in one hand,
use other hand to bend wire into a circle.
(You could also just fine a 1" dowel or ? and bend it around it.)
This is the shape you should end up with.
(you could play with this and make hearts etc)

3. Push wire into top of holes in tin.
4. Turn tin over and pull wires through enough
to bend ends over about 1/2" toward each other.

then pull out from front till bent wires are flat on back.

5. Hot glue wires in place.

Turn it over and fill with whatever name, scripture,
or inspiring word you want.

These are really quick and easy and fun.

Let me see some if you do them!!

blessings on your day

barbara jean


Sue said...

I really like these!

Unknown said...

Those are too clever Barb. I'll definitely be trying those.

Sonya Badgley said...

Hi Barb,
I hope you had a great Christmas! That's a really cute idea. I happen to have quite a few of those tart tins too. Would be adorable for placecard settings, huh? Thanks for sharing.

Char said...

This is just as cute as can be and I think I will make some for my shop. Thank you so much for a lovely tutorial Barbara, Char

sweet violets said...

That is just toooooo darn cute....gonna make some.....thanks and blessings to you too.....cleo

Betty's corner of the world said...

Hi Barbara Jean ..I just found a stack of tart tins in my craft room yesterday and wondered why I was saving them .. I can't wait to make some card holders ..I think I will also spray paint a few for one of my garden parties ..maybe yellow since they look like flowers.
Thanks for the tutorial.
♥ Betty

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Hi Barbara Jean,

These are so cute and so simple to make..thanks for sharing.

Stephanie ♥

Anonymous said...

Not only are they quick and easy and fun, they're adorable too! I love them! Thanks for the tutorial, Barbara Jean.

Unknown said...

Oh Goodness me, Christmas eve (day) I went antiquing and say these cute little tart tins. I almost bought them but then thought what will I do with them. Now I know . Thanks

{northern cottage} said...

that is stinkin cute!

Tara said...

on the hunt for tart tins now!

GwendolynKay said...

Love this idea.. simple , yet elegant. Thanks for sharing.

She Uses Her Words said...

Hi Barb,
These are wonderful and I was needing place card holders. I will be using these next year! I received the pincushion you made me and the darling picture. I love them both! Thank you so much!
xo, Karen

Romeo said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing this technique!

Happy New Year!

"Her" and Romeo

Anonymous said...

This is so cute and you are the most creative one!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Adorable and clever idea!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

This looks great, please relink it. You lniked to a blog hop for prayers for Edie. Sorry for the confusion!!

concretenprimroses said...

So charming! I have a lot of those little tins.

JunqueMagnet said...

Super idea! Thanks so much for sharing. Looking forward to trying this one out.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

What a cute idea, Barbara Jean! I have a whole bag of old tart cups just waiting for such a project.

Thanks for linking to my party. I look forward to having you join me each week.

And please be sure to come by and enter my fantastic year-end giveaway. Click the picture in my sidebar for details.

Blessings and Happy New Year!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

j said...

I'll be keeping an eye out for tart tins now. That is a cute project!

Heaven's Walk said...

These are sooooo adorable, Barb!!! I just love the idea! :) I'll be scouting for vintage tart tins when I'm out and about!

xoxo laurie

Unknown said...

So absolutely adorable. These are so functional!!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Great tute--love it!

Lisbet / *LLL og Co.* said...

Absolutely great idea! I'll borrow this... ;-)

Unknown said...


Little Miss Maggie said...

This is so cute. I'm on the hunt for these little tins because I saw some reflector type Christmas ornaments made with them. Now I need more to do this project too.
Thanks for sharing.

La Miette bricole said...

c'est superbe comme idée, bravo!
Bonjour de France, Miette

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

I love your tutorials!! I have had a hard time finding the wire ~ I got bailing wire at the hardware store but it leaves my hands super dirty ~
Where do you get yours ?

FraniQ said...

These are so creative! Have boxes or tart tins, gives me a great idea.
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