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« on: September 05, 2013 09:55:34 PM »

My cubicle-neighbor gave me an empty, tiny Altoids tin a while back because she knows how much I like tiny things.  Smiley Lately she's been having a really rough time in both her personal and professional life, and I've been trying to think of something I could do to cheer her up. When I saw this challenge go up, something clicked and I knew exactly what I could do for her.

(And so I finally took the plunge to make an account, too.)

This is the tin - my hands are pretty small; I think the tin dimensions are around 1.75" x 2.5" x.75". I intentionally left the outside nondescript so she could actually carry it around in her purse without worrying about damaging it.

Here is a view from a little above so you can see the drawing in the bottom of the tin a little better:

And finally a view from the side, showing the construction:

I made this entirely at work so it's all stuff I had at my desk; black pen, blue and yellow highlighters, copy paper, and white glue. The sunflower stem on the big flower is a piece of yarn off of a scarf that I use as a wrist support for my mousepad. I <3 free crafts!

She wasn't at work today but I can't wait to see what she thinks of it tomorrow.

If anyone is interested in a tute, let me know and I will write one up. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013 10:06:41 PM »

That is so adorable, and sure to make her smile. I never would have guessed you made it out of things from your work desk. Way to be super crafty!

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013 11:40:51 AM »

It is adorable! I would love it, if it was given to me. (And it must be wonderful, being able to craft while at work  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013 01:31:24 PM »

Your sunshine tin is genius...made from stuff found everyday (well, maybe not the tin... Grin)...it is such a nice gift as well...

« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2013 11:38:57 AM »

What a cute idea.  I like the 3-dness of the large flower.  What a nice way to cheer up a friend.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013 06:10:26 AM »

Thanks for entering!

Voting is now available for this challenge! Smiley  Visit the challenge thread and you'll see the voting poll at the top of the screen! Smiley

Feel free to encourage your friends and family to visit Craftster and even vote, but please remember, only one vote per person.  You must be logged in to vote.

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2013 02:15:39 PM »

I love this.  If you can write up a tutorial, I'd appreciate it.  I know a few people I'd love to make this for.   Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013 12:28:44 PM »

So lovely! I hope she loved it!

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