Welcome once again to the 12 Days of Strange! Is this ornament extravaganza cool or what?
I had the cutest idea in the antique store the other day: Vintage cocoa tins, hanging on the tree. Adorable, right? They were, too, except for the part where they cost $29 freaking dollars a pop! In pure frustration, I started picking up every tin in the store that wasn’t locked in a glass case. Lame! Every single one of them! Take this “Family Nail Kit,” which is beautifully banged up but seriously so lame! No one wants to hang that on a Christmas tree!
This is why I love altering things, though. Altering lets us take lame things and make them way more awesome. We can save money, and we can gain control over the the look, the name, even the cocoa slogan. Score!
Fabulous, right? The label is straight off my printer, but the rest of the tin sells the aging techniques and makes the whole thing look pretty darn real!
You can make your own vintage cocoa tin – and you can make it cute, creepy, cranky, or anything in between! Here’s what you need: