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« on: January 02, 2012 09:07:56 PM »

Happy New Year greetings to all! This project was inspired by my brother-in-law's addiction to small altoids.  My non-crafty yet wonderful sister knew to save all the tins and give them to me.  I gave the resulting advent calendar to their two girls who are also the best nieces ever. The tins are covered in scrapbook paper, book pages,ink,glitter,buttons,beads,etc. and the back of each has a magnet sheet on the back, so it will stick to the cookie sheet base.  They were filled with earrings, M&Ms, little paper stars, wee ornaments for the tree, dollar bill origami, etc. I was in such a rush to get it to them I failed to take pics of the treasures inside. Embarrassed


The work in progress. See the naked ones? they are half the size of a standard altoid tin.

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012 09:18:34 PM »

This is awesome.

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012 09:41:50 PM »

Brilliant! This is a genius idea. Love all of the decorations Smiley

« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2012 09:53:28 PM »

I love this! Now I must find someone who eats these mints and steal their containers!
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012 10:04:19 PM »

Wow! This is amazing. I'm going to have to find people that eat altoids smalls too and steal their containers now lol.


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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012 11:01:26 PM »

This is fantastic! I bet your nieces will love this for many years!

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012 01:44:26 AM »

This is great!! You did a super awesome job on those!

I received an altoids smalls in a swap and was thinking about covering/altering it! You have inspired me to try and use all different kind of materials to do so!

Thanks for sharing!! And I hope you enjoy your advent calender for years to come!

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012 07:00:03 AM »

great idea!  Wishing I knew someone that ate small altoids!  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012 07:11:44 AM »

THis is amazing.  I've been looking for one and have decided to make one for next year for our little one.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012 07:51:29 AM »

What lucky nieces you have! You did a beautiful job on this calendar. They will treasure it forever. You'd probably better make another so they don't have to fight over it one day.  Cheesy

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