Paint the outside of your tin and let dry. Apply a second coat of paint if needed to cover the brand label.
Cut four pieces of ribbon (two 1/2 inch wide, two 1/4 inch wide) that are double the tin’s height plus 3 inches.
To make the handles, lay the tin horizontally and glue the 1/2-inch ribbon to its face, spacing it evenly from each edge, curving it above the open side of the tin to make the handle, and leaving a 1/4-inch overhang on the bottom. Glue the 1/4-inch neutral ribbon centered on top of it. Fold the ends under the bottom of the tin, glue, and trim. Repeat on the other side. Let the glue dry.
Cut the points off of four mini brads with wire clippers (a job for an adult). Glue two of them to the face of the ribbon, about 1/4 inch from the top edge of the tin. Repeat on the other side.
Excerpted with permission from <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1579655149/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tlie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1579655149&linkCode=as2&tag=craftfocom20&linkId=2NHOQW6NCPHC2ZZ2">"Project Kid"</a> by Amanda Kingloff (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2014. Photographs by Alexandra Grablewski.