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« on: May 13, 2007 12:11:51 AM »

I'd like to line the inside of one my stashed altoid tins with craft felt. What's the best way to do this? And what type of glue should I use?

I did a search but I didn't find any info on the lining. Hope this hasn't been posted somewhere! Thanks for any help! Smiley
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2007 12:25:08 AM »

Use spray adhesive.  It's the best way I've found to line things like that. 
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2007 06:19:02 AM »

Thanks! Should I make a template for the cutting? Or just glue it in first and trim it?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2007 09:35:23 PM »

I used double stick tape when I lined mine (with felt) for an mp3 player case. I've been using it almost daily for 6 months and there is no sign of it coming unstuck
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2007 09:36:02 PM »

Thanks! Should I make a template for the cutting? Or just glue it in first and trim it?

I would use a template.

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2007 09:54:27 PM »

I would use a template.

Do you know where I can get one? Or where I can learn how to make one? I can totally do the inside of the lid and the bottom, but I don't know how to figure out the size of the inside bottom edge (the lip?).  Undecided  I'd want it to be a solid strip of fabric/felt.
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2007 10:50:25 PM »

fit a flexible tape measure around the inside, or around the outside then subtract a half a millimeter because the outside would be a smidge bigger.  then once you get it glued in there, you can cut it down to fit.

by the way, that's a cute idea.  i'd like to do it with velvet/velveteen though.  what are you going to do to the outside?

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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2007 11:08:03 PM »

Thanks! It would've taken me ages to think of that, mishti! Smiley  I'm not sure about the outside yet. I was thinking of spray painting it or decoupage, but maybe both! Grin

And the lining idea isn't mine. I saw some altered/re-purposed tins on craftster that were lined and wanted to try it. Wink
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