I made a pocket shrine for my fiance for our anniversary (yes, we got engaged before our one-year anniversary). It was my first. Since the tin I had was one of the chocolate ones with an embossed lid, so I needed to cover it with something dimensional. Since I teach knitting and he teaches crochet, I chose yarn. (More details on that: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=173378.msg1781907#msg1781907
I put a piece of camo-print scrapbook paper in the lid with the words "Cant hide love like ours" (to tie in the camo theme). The "card" inside is Harley Davidson flame scrapbook paper with three cardstock panels inside (in our wedding colors of red+black+white) tied with a piece of kevlar thread. The panels are all quotes from him: the way he asked me out, the way he first told me he loved me, and the way he first told me he wanted to marry me.
The bottom is a picture of us framed with camo ducktape, and five little items attached around the frame: a 2006 penny (he collects coins), a little gold "pirate" coin (because we love pirates), the "home" key off my old keyboard (because he asked me out via IM), the HALO logo (HALO=life - we're totally naming our first son John
), and a screw (because we met remodeling at work).
A "concert ticket stub" thing (I can't remember where I found it, but there's an online generator for it) with our names on it, a clearance price sticker that he stuck on me the day after we met while we were pricing stuff at work. He put the ring in there - it's a leather turk's knot ring that I made for him that turned out too small.
And since we met working at Michaels, i decoupaged the logo onto the bottom:
Thanks for looking, and for putting up with my long-windedness