I was in my local pound shop the other day, waiting to pay, and I saw a stack of altoids. I had a look, and they weren't veggie friendly, so I put them back - but as I was putting them back, I thought - OOOOHHH (actually I think I might have said it out loud!
) Craftster - altoid tins are good!!
So after palming the mints off on someone (probably think I'm a bit strange - 'you like mints don't you? Good, right, here you go - I only want the tin!'), I settled down to a bit of research, and here is the result!!
Would just like to say here - Rackycoo - you are a total inspiration - I am in awe!! Whilst I realise mine looks nothing like yours (complete altoid newbie), you certainly filled my head with shiny ideas!!
I used the lonely hearts pages from a local newspaper, and cut out the
most interesting sections, and backed the main parts of the tin with this. I used pages from a notebook I had for the sides and decorative parts. I just used a fineliner for the Beatles wording
From the top:
I used a Sharpie to add the decoration in (and cover up the bits I messed up with my blunt blade), and the beads around the edge are glue-gunned (is that a word?) on. I threaded the beads for the top onto invisible thread first, and then glued them down in one go - much easier!!
More lonely hearts here, and individual pearly beads stuck into the bottom (me and the glue gun fell out a bit here - I glued my finger to my cheek!!
The ribbon in the lid actually looks much better in real life - it looks a bit skanky here. It's kind of ruffled, because I couldn't get it to lie flat around the corners (I was in a rush to take these - I did tidy the edging up after). I then glued some beads and tiny hearts in a cluster, as it looked a bit bare.
I used a black sharpie to run around the rim of the tin, to tidy it up a bit.
More lonely hearts and notebook paper, along with a quote in fineliner.
The box was actually a present for someone, so whilst the quote might look a bit random, it's actually quite meaningful.
I actually really enjoyed doing this, and I think I've found another craft to add to my list (like I need any more!). Next time I will definitely not be so impatient, and wait until I've bought new blades!
It's not a patch on some of the ones on here, but I think for a first effort, it's not all that bad, but any c and c's are very very welcome!!!
Thanx for looking!