Monday, May 12, 2014

Tart Tin Tutorial…

Because of this post, I received an overwhelming amount of requests from readers asking for a tutorial…so here it is! These cute little tart tins can be useful ~ some ideas, are labels for gifting, garden markers, creating a banner, place cards, cheese label. I even used them for labeling my kids stocking on the mantle this past Christmas. Click here to see that post.
You can find these little tart tins at just about any antique store.  I picked up some newer ones at Bed Bath and Beyond too, but the older ones are easier to use for projects like this. They come in different shapes and sizes ~ so choose your tin for the amount of letters you want to do in the center!
You’ll want to use a hard surface for this project.  I have an old thick cutting board that I use for projects like this – so nice to have on hand. First just hold your tin in place and hammer the edges down until they are flat. 
I purchased this metal letters/number stamp from Michaels for this project. Different sizes and fonts are available online too!
Decide what you want to stamp, make sure you hold the tin down while you hammer the lettering so that your tin doesn’t bounce around.  Space your letters accordingly, they don’t have to be perfect! 
Once you have your letters stamped, go over the lettering with a sharpie so that the letters stand out a little better.
Hammer a nail thru the top if you want to thread a string.
There you have it!  A Tart Tin Tutorial ~ now I want to hear about your projects you plan to make!
xoxo, tracie


bobbie said...

Thanks!!! I want to make plant signs...

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...


September Violets said...

The simple crafts are usually the best! Thanks for the tutorial Tracie, these look great, and you've shared some fun ways to use them! Wendy x

Jasper's Cottage said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! This looks like fun, can't wait to make some for myself!
xo Jonni xo

Donna Wilkes said...

Thank you - I have been waiting on the tutorial. I appreciate you leaving a comment and invitation to come over and see. Definitely on my project list.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Too cute and clever! Thanks for posting about this Tracie. I have some newer tart tins hiding around here and definitely need to look for them.

Heidi Kay @ Muslin and Merlot said...

That is great! I'll keep my eye out for tart tins. Visiting from Sew Can Do.