St. Patrick’s Day Gift Tin

It seems almost impossible to believe that we are already into March, doesn’t it? Today I’m here with a quick-and-easy idea for dressing up St. Patrick’s Day treats. My family is a big fan of Irish oatmeal, and I love that our favorite brand comes in a really cool tin. I thought it would be fun to upcycle these into packaging for homemade oatmeal cookies.

I started by adding some scrapbook paper circles to cover up the lid. Use the lid as a template and then trim by hand or die-cut (the largest size ring of the Spellbinders Nested Circle dies worked perfectly).

It took less than a minute to cover up the lid, but I think it makes it look so much better.

Also, the lid will come in handy if you plan on mailing the tin. Adding an adhesive dot to the bottom helps keep the ribbon in place.

A sticker makes a quick tag – just adhere it to a scrap of cardstock and trim.

If you want to spend a few more minutes, you can create a custom tag using an image stamped onto die-cut cardstock. Use foam adhesive under the shamrock sticker to add dimension and add a touch of bling with a self-adhesive rhinestone.

You can also add a border to the tin if you like. I didn’t want to cover up too much of the lettering on the front.

These tins are also fun to alter and are the perfect size to hold office or craft supplies… you can find an example of a travel themed tin I created HERE.

By the way, if you are looking for a delicious oatmeal cookie recipe, this has been my go-to recipe for the last few years – the only change I make is to use real butter instead of shortening: Grandmother’s Oatmeal Cookies.


  • Karen Foster Design – Shamrocks patterned paper
  • Karen Foster Design – Happy St. Paddy’s Day stickers
  • Papertrey Ink – Luck of the Irish stamp set
  • Close to my Heart – Clover Meadow ink
  • Me & My BIG Ideas – Icons Rhinestones Singles
  • Therm O Web – Permanent Tape Runner, 1/4″ Foam Squares, Zots

Until next time, may the luck of the Irish be with you!

Alice Golden from Golden Moments (

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