Mini Tart Tin Ornaments

Thanksgiving is upon us and Christmas, well, you know, it's been in the stores since August!   
I've been trying to decide what to do with a collection of mini tart tins found over the summer at an estate sale.  At first, I thought I'd make a wreath and even though I had a bag full of them, it would be a small wreath.  Plan B?  Make some ornaments!  

I started by punching a hole in the top using my Crop a Dile Big Bite.
To decorate, I pulled out my box of vintage jewelry and started sifting through it.  There was a bracelet in pieces that I saved - knowing I'd find something to do with them.  
Today was that day!  I picked the piece that was the best fit and dipped the edges in some E6000.
I placed it in the tin and left it to dry.  
Some silver ribbon was looped through the hole and the ornament was done.
How's that for quick and easy?
Next came the poinsettia pin.  I removed the block of wood from a mini bottle brush tree and glued it in the center of the tin.
I needed a little more surface area for the pin to stick.  After adding a dab of glue to the top of the wood block, I  added the pin.
After allowing for dry time, I used a red satin ribbon for hanging and the second ornament was complete!
The big question is, will I make more ornaments or will I save the tins I have while I search for more to make a wreath?
The jury is still out...

This was a quick and easy project for the holidays.  In addition to using old jewelry, small bottle brush trees, wreaths, and miniature Christmas figurines could also be used to make pretty ornaments for the tree.🎄

Speaking of trees.  Is yours up yet?  Mine is not...I'm an after-Thanksgiving hold-out, but my ornaments are ready!

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  1. The ornaments are beautiful and would make great gifts too. I like the pin one the best.

  2. What a fabulous upcycle, such a pretty way to give these little tins a new life.

    1. Thanks, Julie. You know me...I love to upcycle!

  3. What a great idea and the ornaments are beautiful!

    1. Thank you. I was pretty pleased with the results!

  4. That turned out beautiful! This is a brilliant idea.

  5. The ornaments are a great idea! Lately, I've been picking a lot of $1.50 grab bags of costume jewelry with no plan in mind of how to use it. Thank you

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    1. Thank you so much. I think they're pretty unique!

  7. Thank you for sharing this with Your Moment Blog Hop!

  8. Ann,
    What a great idea. Love it. Congratulations, you are being featured on Happiness Is Homemade. I hope you stop by.

  9. Thank you so much, Tarah. I look forward to your party!

  10. These became adorable ornaments. I love it when you find items at estate sales and auctions! Some of my favorite pieces have come from there. I especially liked the broken bracelet being used. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much. I just couldn't bring myself to throw out those broken bracelet pieces!


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