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CDEeeek
« on: November 13, 2011 02:16:36 PM »

I have an Altoids "The TINY tin", which I see on certain auction sites is worth a bit, and I am trying to decide if I should use it and alter it or save it for the future. It does have a tiny bit of scratching on it anyway, but I have had it sitting here in front of me, and every time I think about doing something to it, I stop. Would you use it or save it? Or am I being too picky about it? Thanks for any replies!
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NattyBee
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2011 10:49:03 AM »

I always keep Altoids tins.  They are a great size to make little travel sewing kits.
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2011 08:15:07 PM »

i absolutely love little tins for
a) keeping little treasures in that may otherwise get lost
b) mini sewing kits for travel/ every day use
c) making little shadowboxes! you could collect a bunch of them and make a little collection of little dioramas, and even decorate the tin lid to make the inside a little more interesting too Smiley

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Jarcks
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2011 12:28:07 PM »

There are so many different things you can do with the tin, the internet is full of projects. My Dad always keeps any tins like this for me, just in case I can use them.
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CDEeeek
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011 05:24:34 AM »

I have a ton of tins, boxes, etc. This one is a limited edition tin. It's a case of whether I should turn it into something, which would make it worthless as a collector's item. I don't want to be one of those people who causes the people on antiques roadshow to say things like "unfortunately someone has altered it, so it affects the value". I am exaggerating, I know an altoids tin would never be worth all that much, but the idea keeps me from "ruining" it. It's such a good little size though.....it would be great for a miniature something or another.
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