Tin Envelope using Ryobi 18-Volt 18 Gauge Offset Shears and sheet metal

DIY Tin Envelope using Ryobi Shears

"Put your sheet metal to use with the 18-Volt ONE+ Ryobi Shears and create some tin envelope decor"

This review is sponsored by the Home Depot as a part of The Home Depot's Pro-Spective Campaign. 

The day I saw the Ryobi One+ 18-Volt 18 Gauge Offset Shears in action was the day I knew I wanted this tool. Lucky for me, I finally got them! (Thanks Home Depot) I already had a list a mile long of what I wanted to do with them, but this project wasn't on the list. 

DIY Tin envelope using sheet metal and Ryobi Shears

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When I first got these babies I tried them out on a piece of leftover sheet metal I had and eventually I came up with this DIY envelope idea.

Tin EnvelopeI've seen tin envelopes around like this cute one from target and thought this sheet metal tin envelope would make a cool rendition of my own. I look forward to making all different kinds of tin envelopes. Home Depot has all sorts of designs that I'm sure would look just as cool as this one does.

Materials Needed:

Ryobi 18-Volt 18 Gauge Offset Shears - Aluminum sheet metal

I love fun projects you can do in less than an hour and this project was no different. If you're more of a visual person luckily for you I video'd my process so check it out.

Step 1: The envelope design seems to work best with a square. First, I counted 20 lines on all four sides and then made markings on were to cut, after making markings I cut out the square with the Ryobi Shears.

Step 2: After I cut out the square from the aluminum sheet, I made markings for the four triangles on each side and cut them out.

Step 3: After cutting out the triangles, I cut off the tips on the top and bottom, folded the tin envelope and cut the remaining side tips.


I was really curious of how well I could handle these Ryobi Shears and to my surprise it was really easy to work with. My favorite feature on the shears is the variable speed trigger, it really helped with this particular project, especially with cutting out the corners.

DIY Tin envelope using Ryobi shears and sheet metal

I also noticed the rotating head for versatile cutting. It is supposed to be capable of cutting over 1,000 ft. of sheet metal and I look forward to putting it to the test and as always its always good that the Ryobi Tools use the same ONE+ batteries. 

I have done projects with sheet metal previously and used regular shear scissors and I will defintely take these battery powered Ryobi shears over the regular shear scissors any day! 


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December 21, 2017 — Ashley Basnight