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Topic: Road Trip Altoids: Altered Travel Tin  (Read 7070 times)
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« on: April 28, 2012 08:32:10 AM »

Pretty much everyone in my family carries Altoids in their car. (My family is my best source of empty tins!) The other day, my Dad called and asked me to decorate the outside of a tin for his travel Altoids. He didn't have a preferred theme, but I know he loves to travel, and he loves old cars. While I was pondering what to do, I thought about how dependent I am upon my GPS, and how he and my Mom still prefer using a map. I have a terrible sense of direction, so I have tons of maps left over from my pre-GPS existence. Perfect! A map tin!


The top includes the area where my parents and siblings live, with "road trip!" spelled out in tiny stickers. I used 7Gypsies rubdowns for the pointy hand and the vintage truck.


Around the side, their home state, South Carolina.  The bottom of the tin has the area I live in. You could almost use this map to get to my house, but you'd have to fill in some of the gaps between the top and the bottom!
 
Because this tin will be used for mints, I didn't decorate the inside. Here it is, filled with tasty Altoids mints. The paper sleeve that came with this tin says, "Open Your Mint Hole". Nice.


 I put several extra coats of Mod Podge on this tin, since it will be used often. I hope my folks enjoy it every time they're in the car.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012 08:53:34 AM »

Love this one!  (like all the others, really)  Maps and mints: a winning combination!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012 09:02:17 AM »

What a sweet present.  Cheesy I love that your dad asked you to decorate a tin for him.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012 09:37:58 AM »

So cute! I think almost everything is better with maps on it  Grin and this is no exception!
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012 10:08:09 AM »

Thanks!

I love that your dad asked you to decorate a tin for him.

You know, I loved it too! It really made me feel good. I made him a travel tin several years ago (it was one of my first tins), and he called and asked for this one for their second car. I make stuff for my Mom all the time, but it's often hard for me to think of stuff to make for my Dad.
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012 12:14:08 PM »

What a great tin! And your dad asking you to make him an altered tin, awww love it even more!

Best thing to give to your dad!

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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2012 04:27:49 PM »

Nice racky!
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2012 04:53:57 PM »

Aww, that's so sweet!  I love the tin, especially the antiqued edges. 
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012 05:03:04 AM »

What a great tin idea, and because it was a request makes it all the sweeter. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012 05:02:46 PM »

I just want to say that I love that it is an SC map...just because that's where I am too. So, just a slight bias  Smiley

Very cute tin!
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