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Topic: Altered Altoid Tins: Alice in Wonderland and Big Bang Theory  (Read 7795 times)
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« on: February 07, 2011 03:10:38 PM »

I love trying new crafts and altered altoid tins caught my attention! I've made a few for swaps and I have about 20 tins collected from friends and family that I need to make! My first one ever was the Alice one, and I think it came out ok. The Big Bang Theory one came out much better though!

The Alice one was completely covered in a repeating pattern I found online and printed, and then I added to that.
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Inside: I glued a little teapot charm inside as well.

The side: I glued a little key charm to the front to look like a handle.

The Big Bang Theory one was covered in real physics equations I found online and printed.
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011 03:55:46 PM »

 This is so frickin awesome. I was like "This Alice one is pretty awesome." and then I saw the Big Bang Theory one and I was like "OHH SHEET! BAZINGA!" lol This is super awesome though. I'm tempted to go out and buy Altoids just for the can! I can imagine all the awesome comments that my table full of nerds and awesome people would say about it. lol I hit "this rocks"

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011 04:02:40 PM »

Aw thanks! I really haven't seen much Big Bang Theory, but I made it for a swap so I had to do some research...

I did figure out that the more glue you use the easier it is to do!

« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011 05:04:27 PM »

I really like the alice in wonderland tin! Especially with the tiny key! I also like the chalkboard-lookin background with the equations. I've been wanting to make a little travel sewing kit out of an altoid tin and something decorated like this would make an awesome one!
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011 08:55:55 PM »

These are so kickass! I don't watch much BBT either but I saw a youtube video about the rock paper scissors bit and I laughed out loud when I saw you put it on the bottom. I love it!
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011 09:26:57 PM »

These are awesome!!  I have done a few altered tins, but not themed like yours.  Love the idea!  Now I need to decide my next theme!
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011 09:38:28 AM »

What an awesome idea. I love the Alice in Wonderland tin. It's just perfect. I need to make one of these to put stitch markers and yarn needles in. Thanks for the inspiration!

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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2011 11:14:42 PM »

OMG! That BBT tin is amazing! I think I'm gonna have to make one myself! Great idea!

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2011 07:55:39 PM »

BAHAHAHAHA! This is simply fantastic! I lovvvvve Big Bang Theory, those guys are hysterical. And for not being a fan, you sure captured very important elements! nicely done!

« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2011 11:31:02 AM »

Question for you experienced tin alterers.  Grin

I have a bunch of tins dying to be used in a craft.
What type of glue are you using on the?. Hot glue is too lumpy for me in this application.

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