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« on: July 31, 2012 11:34:34 AM »

My older daughter has been living and working in Korea for over a year now, and soon my husband and I will travel there to see her. A couple of her Korean co-workers have been so wonderful to her, and I wanted to bring them each a little gift. We like to travel light, so the gifts had to be small and easy to pack. I asked my daughter for hints as to what they might like as far as colors and themes, and decorated an Altoids tin for each of them.


One of her co-workers loves children's literature, and works as an English translator, so the tin with the kids and the alphabet around it is for her. Another really loves teal, so the butterfly tin is hers. The third tin is for the parents of one of her friends, who I hear is going to invite us over for a traditional Korean meal. Mmmm! Since I don't know them, I just went with sort of neutral papers I like.


When I get there, I'm going to put some delicious Dove chocolates in each tin before I give them. Look how perfectly the chocolates fit inside!


I hope I can find some great ephemera in Korea to use in future projects!

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A few people have asked for directions on how to make these tins. For my complete tutorial on how to cover Altoids tins, click here. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012 11:40:21 AM »

I am sure your loved handmade gift will be treasured...oh, and the chocolates will be appreciated as well!

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012 11:56:00 AM »

Those are really beautiful.  And I am inspired to think about these for future gifts too.  Now who can I get to eat all these altoids??
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012 11:57:23 AM »

Really, really lovely and thoughtful.
And have fun on your trip! Yummmmmm, Korean food......
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012 12:07:28 PM »

THese are beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012 12:08:21 PM »

Beautiful as always racky!
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012 01:57:05 PM »

These are wonderful, and so easy to carry in luggage. I bet the recipients will be thrilled. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012 02:40:07 PM »

Thanks, everyone. I hope they like them. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012 04:11:26 PM »

Cute, Racky!  They are just so lovely and such perfect little gifts!

Now who can I get to eat all these altoids??

lol!!!  I had to buy an altoid tin for the wicked tin swap and I ended dumping the altoids into a ziplock bag.  I'm gonna give 'em to my mom who actually likes mints.  (I hate mints!  Bleck!)  You can buy altoid type tins online minus the mints in 'em.  ^_^
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2012 01:16:32 AM »

I may have to start eating Altoids just to get my hands on the empty tins. You did a fantastic job, especially in matching the bands around the sides. Looks like it would have required a really steady hand to line things up so precisely. Beautiful work! And Dove chocolates, too? Lucky Koreans!
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