Friday, July 24, 2009

You will never look at a mint the same again...

Over on The Shabby Nest it is frugal Friday. So in honor of that Altoid Tin is way to cute for the trash can!

This is a cute, quick project that I put together in just a few hours. It began as a regular Altoids tin. I decorated the top with some scrap paper. I used a really strong tacky glue,because I have not always had the best success getting modge podge to adhere to metal and then stay there after it has been handled a few times.

On the inside lid, I used a rub on saying about family.

Then I made a simple accordion album, filled with some of my fav pics and tied it with a ribbon.

Tada! It was done!

A few tips, make sure to cover the bottom of the tin. Cut the paper around the hinges on the side of the tin. Be aware of the little bump on the front of the tiny that is used to keep the lid on, if you cover that then the album will not stay closed.

On another note today was very productive. I got Gunner's apron done and my forbidden skirt done. I will be posting on both soon... so stay tuned!


julie said...

Too cute! I have made these in the past! I need to try the tacky glue because your right! The modge podge doesnt seem to work well on metal! Thanks for the tips! Love it!

Anonymous said...

That turned out so cute! I wish I liked Altoids, because I've been wanting to make one of these forever.

nana rosie said...

TOO cute! I think I know a nana that would LOVE one of these......Hum who could that be???
Only be sure & add pictures of her hunka hunka burning lover too!!

The DIY Show Off said...

So cute. I always have cinnamon altoids on hand...I NEED to make one of these! :)

Have a great weekend!