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« on: March 20, 2013 07:27:33 PM »

I would like to try making small gifts like this:  http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-benny-bunny-pocket-toy/2012/03/12/ - also mini dolls, monsters, etc. but I cannot get the small Altoid tins (or anything similar) here in New Zealand where I live.  Do you think I could use repurposed (from a thrift shop) old eyeglasses cases instead (I like the idea of recycling)?  I know they would be bigger, but I would prefer to use a container with a hinged lid, rather than 2 separate pieces like a matchbox (which is my alternative choice). 
Thanks for your help.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013 11:58:45 PM »

Totally!  I love recycled crafting!  Cheesy  I think eyeglass cases would be super cool for little mini stuffies like that. 

Have you looked around for some tiny tins in thrift stores?  Maybe SOMETHING else comes in them that you haven't yet encountered? 
Or you could create your own hinge on existing boxes. Smiley

Maybe someone would send you some from another country if you asked?
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013 02:16:31 PM »

I think you could easily do it with any sort of hinged box you found. Small jewelry boxes or whatever.
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