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« on: May 26, 2013 07:25:12 AM »

Inspired by the Altered Altoid Tins I found here on Craftster, before joining the fun, I created these altered tins from a stash that my husband and I have collected. We were going to originally use these for mini survival/fire starting kits but they are more fun to alter craftily. I now have friends and family saving their various sized tins for me and have quite a stash going. Even my girls and their friends have gotten into altering the tins for one another! I love that these have inspired children to be crafty & artistic.

For my Gram's 83rd Birthday in March. (I used some contact cement my husband had as glue but won't do that again. It was messy!)

For my Mom's Mother's Day card. This one I watercolored the pansies and beaded the dragonfly and butterfly.

Thank you for looking! Questions, comments and cc welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013 08:35:56 AM »

Those are really nice!  I love the idea of giving a decorated tin instead of a card--I will have to try that!

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013 11:11:48 AM »

These are lovely, and I agree, so much nicer than a card.

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013 07:28:28 AM »

Thanks! I really enjoy giving handmade cards. I've been doing it since I was little. And the tins make such an unexpected surprise.
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013 11:29:21 AM »

I love this! Great, sweet idea and they are beautiful little keepsakes!
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013 07:12:23 AM »

Your tins are so pretty! I'm sure they are well loved by the recipients.

« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2013 08:21:13 AM »

Love, Love, Love.... And what a memento/keepsake!!!

Thanks for sharing! And good job mixing crafts!!! Smiley

and it brings to mind a project I once did with an empty Pringles can... as a gift of a Can of Cookies for Christmas for some friends....

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2013 04:12:47 PM »

Thanks! I have had requests to show others how to make these but I'm not a great teacher. But that's okay! My kids have started to make these as well and have been stealing from stash of tins...But it's okay, I'm addicted to Altoids so there are always more tins coming in.
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2014 03:36:24 PM »

~*Congrats! You've been pinned to Craftster's Altoids Tin Crafting Pinterest Board.*~ Grin

« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2014 06:50:37 AM »

Sweet! That's such an honor!
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