Have you made something from an Altoids tin?

kudzukweenSeptember 8, 2008

I was looking at all the great ideas using these....survival kits, sewing kits, tic-tac-toe games( I made my grandson one of these,printed out the x's and o's, and gluing magnetic sheets to the back, photo purse albums, altered art scenes...let me hear some ideas and see some pics:)

Happy Junqueing,

Cherry

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patty_cakes

Cherry I save every tin i've ever gotten something in. Why? Because of course 'im going to do something with them'. LOL My DD has a friend who gave her one of her little works of~you could probably compare it with the altered books She would first remove all the original paint, and then repaint, then attach jewelry pieces to the box~they were beautiful! The one she gave my DD was an angel box. Little angels, flowers, a few crystals, are what I remember~things were layer on. A bracelet/necklace was used as the edging of the box which finished it off nicely. Painting the complete box a metallic color and then antiqueing it was the last step, but I think she put the crystals on after antiquing.

She bought used jewelry from the fleamarket, and completely dis-assemble it into pieces, but each box had a different theme. I saw another one she made for a male friend who loved horses~it was silver. I keep saying I NEED to try this, that's why i've saved the boxes, and bought jewelry too! ;o)

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 5:26PM
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njtomboy

I have seen an amazing amount of ideas.. I will post a few....

Here is a link that might be useful: Altoid Advent Calender - Very cool!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2008 at 11:51AM
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njtomboy

Embossing (I love this idea)

Here is a link that might be useful: Emboss A Tin Tut

    Bookmark   September 11, 2008 at 11:54AM
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njtomboy

Now this has to be one of my favorite altoid purses

Here is a link that might be useful: Altoid Purse

    Bookmark   September 11, 2008 at 12:17PM
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kudzukween

NJTomboy......those are some awesome ideas....I'm really loving the embossed tin. I think we have some tape leftover from vents we put in the ceiling :) And the purse is also a great idea, perfect for me to take to the casino where all I need is my drivers license and Players Club card (and some mints!) The Altoids tin always seems to close and stay closed, so why wouldn't it make a sweet mini purse.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2008 at 10:14PM
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njtomboy

kudzukween - i think you are on to something.... cute casino purses! Wow - NOW that's an idea!!!!!

Think of the possibilities!!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   September 13, 2008 at 9:23AM
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Frizzle

I thought I had a photo somewhere but I'll have to search for it.

I made tooth fairy tins.

I covered mine with pieces of scrapbook paper, a few small beads and the words - "tooth fairy" and covered that with mod-podge.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 7:00AM
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njtomboy

frizzle - I've seen those before too... here are two that I found...

Here is a link that might be useful: Girl - toothfairy tin

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 10:55PM
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njtomboy

boy

Here is a link that might be useful: boy tooth fairy tin

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 10:56PM
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njtomboy

here's just a really gosh-darn cute tin

Here is a link that might be useful: tinker-bell like tin

    Bookmark   September 22, 2008 at 10:59PM
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citytransplant

My GD has two lap dogs that she says are her babies. Last Christmas, I painted one with purple and the other with pink backgrounds (they each have their own colors dontchaknow), then painted a dog bone on each, with their names on the bones. I put small doggie treats inside, so GD could take the times with her and the dogs when they go out and about. They all loved them.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2008 at 11:08AM
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kudzukween

Patty, I wish I'd saved some tins. The Altoids ones made into little scenes, or shrines, are just sweet as can be. I saw some mermaid ones that I'd like to copy. Also saw some memory type tins in memory of a deceased loved one, and I want to make one with the "feather from an angels wing". It's getting harder to find old jewelry these days to use for embellishments.
Cute idea for dog treats for small dogs. And tooth fairy tins, I've seen little boxes for sale for big bucks for baby teeth and to save baby curls in.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2008 at 7:57AM
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