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« on: January 30, 2004 02:51:26 PM »

so i bought these tins on ebay and i'm not sure what to do with them.

To give you an idea of size, the rusted one is a little bit bigger than an altoid tin.  The rusted one doesn't really close all that well - gotta kinda shove it closed. i think it would be neat to keep  the lucky strike showing, though.  hmm...

Anybody got ideas?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2004 03:33:36 PM »

they look so cool on their own, i'm not sure i'd DO anything with em... just stick em on the walls!  but that's just me.
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2004 03:35:21 PM »

yeah, see, that was my thought, but just stuck on the walls wouldn't really work with my "decor" (god, i can't believe i HAVE a decor - when did i become a grown-up?) so i wanted to actually DO something with them... or at least the big flat one.
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2004 03:43:00 PM »

I have a small tin that I use to keep fortune telling cards from the mechanical gypsies at carnivals and coney island. You could bind tiny books and use them as slip cases. Maybe tiny photo albums?
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2004 08:19:58 PM »

you might want to do research on them first and see if they are collectable
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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2004 09:54:36 PM »

(god, i can't believe i HAVE a decor - when did i become a grown-up?)

This is totally off topic of your post...   But I'm in the midst of redecorating my room (I still live with my mom)..   and I too, will soon have a "decor"...   Being grown up with a decor is kinda not fun for the funky "let's put this random thing on my wall" side of people, is it?

Anyway, I definetly agree with seeing if they're collectible first.   With the rusted tin, you can try to use some rust-away (or whatver the real name for it is) to get the rust off...   Just test it on a small patch with no decoration first to see how it works...   Hopefully it won't take the ink off...

If they're not collectible, I really like the idea of keeping little memories in there...  I have all my old movie stubs from movies I've gone to see, and while I have them on a bulletain board, I think it would be awesome to make a little book for something like that, and keep it in a tin like that.  

Or, if you have one of those Izone polaroid camera things, you could make a mini-photo album of a day trip you take, or something like that...  


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