Hey all, this is my first Altoid Tin shrine, and it was fun and easy to make! I'll give a pic of each side and then I'll explain a bit since the pictures aren't that fabulous...http://dreamisle.dexxent.com/crafts/shrine_1.JPGhttp://dreamisle.dexxent.com/crafts/shrine_2.JPGCover Outside
I started my theme with two things: the white ribbon with the gold edges to tie around the whole thing, and gum wrappers to mask the Altoids logos. I would have used gold or silver spray paint but my last encounter left my Altoids tins stuck shut. I also added another candy wrapper for the gold under the ribbon, and a cutout circle and star from my friend's going away party before he left to go to war. It has sentimental value, mmkay? http://dreamisle.dexxent.com/crafts/shrine_3.JPGhttp://dreamisle.dexxent.com/crafts/shrine_5.JPGCover Inside
I added a little message I came up with here, I typed it with a fancy font in MS Paint and then printed it on regular paper. It looked weird so I added more gold and silver gum and candy wrappers. The text reads:
Wake up! You will do great things and the world will love you but only if you try. Now is the time to stop simply dreaming when you could be making your dreams come true. Follow your heart and don't let anyone say you can not succeed.
I know it sounds kind of cheesy, but whatever. http://dreamisle.dexxent.com/crafts/shrine_4.JPGBottom Inside
The deep part inside has some raffia my mom picked up in a free stuff box at a yard sale. I hot glued it in over a small piece of note paper and then added the thumb tack with some pieces over the middle. Under it peeking out are a few pieces from a 'silver dollar' plant.Bottom Outside
The outside buttom cover is just a gum wrapper. I put another gum wrapper over it because I actually glued my ribbon in place.
Let me know what you think! I'm definately gonna make more when I dig out some magazines for decoupage!