I got this from the newest issue of BUST, it's still a work in progress, I'm working on it bit by bit and taking my time picking the perfect pieces for it. I'm making it for my fiance for christmas for his stocking. Sorry for the crappy pictures, I'm hoping Santa will bring me a better digicam!
The outside, I cut the heart out with a lot of struggling because I don't have tin snips...don't even ask, it wasn't pretty.
Opened, I added the extra flap there so the picture would show through the heart and so I could put something else on the other side of the paper.
Opened all the way. I glued fake mini roses in the tin to pretty it up. I took some thick decorative paper I got in the scrapbooking section of AC Moore and accordian folded it, then printed a few pics of us on cardstock from my computer and glued them in.
There's the mini photo album opened.
Tips for anyone attempting this:
1- Burning an altoids tin stinks. Not horribly, but open a window and DONT do it when you know the person you're making it for will be home soon. They WILL get suspicious.
2- Eat or hide the altoids...again, they get suspicious.
3- If you cool the tin by running it under water, dry dry dry that thing, I ended up with rust because the tin wasn't as dry as I thought. Use a blowdryer or something if need be!
I will post the final product when I'm done!