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« on: February 09, 2007 03:20:03 PM »

I am addicted to altoids, as i know a lot of people are, and i have about 30 tins lying around at any given time. i've covered a few of them in fabric, but i made one that took a lot of effort and think it turned out the best. here it is (sorry for the crappy pictures!):




I used a nail file to scrape the paint off of the front to make it look like stainless steel (took forever!), then I painted along the edge with white nail polish and added some old-fashioned stickers to the lid. Right now I use it to store some bracelets I've made, but I've used it for a lot of different things. What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2007 03:54:51 PM »

Oh, it's so purty. I can't believe you scraped off all the freaking paint! I've just started saving my altoid tins (after seeing the many projects on this site). My mom doesn't understand why I save trash. Nice project!
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2007 04:40:10 PM »

Thanks. Yeah, it took me FOREVER to get all the paint off. I don't suggest trying this unless you have a lot of patience and time on your hands. Most of the people I know would have given up after the first half hour. I'm the same way about trash, too. I've collected about a hundred watch faces that I want to turn into a clock and my friends all gave me funny looks when I told them!
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2007 03:54:19 PM »

Your tin is really cute!

If you have access to a Dremel tool or even a drill, you can use a special attachment to scour off the paint in a quick-hurry.  Dremels aren't all that expensive, and you'll find SO many uses for them in crafting!
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2007 03:37:19 PM »

pretty!
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007 12:12:20 PM »

Great idea.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2007 06:38:27 AM »

I love all the creative uses for altoid tins I keep seeing.  I love them too, and love this one!
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