Altered tins

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Summer, Summer Is Here, Beachy, Sea Inspired, Can Crafts, Tin Can Crafts, Tin Boxes, Tin Can Art, Altered Tins

I can no longer deny it. Summer is here. It's hot, humid, and buggy. Even the cat won't venture out today. That's why I am so glad to have received July's Seashore Kit from Alpha Stamps! Lots of lovely things to play around with and keep me occupied while everything outside melts. My first project is a simple Mermaid Garden tin. I'm a huge fan of tin inserts and used one from the Altoids Inserts Vignette - Set of 3 along with several chipboard pieces, like the new Sea Scape Layered Corner…

Altered Tins, Altered Boxes, Scrapbook Paper, Tin Boxes, Tin Star, Tin Art, Box Art, Recycled Art

How sweet are these little 1" by 2" tins? I made a couple shrines with the ones I had, and then begged Leslie at Alpha Stamps to send me at least 5 more. The tins come with a sliding lid, and I still plan to try a design incorporating the lid, but for now: tiny shrines. I started out making little fairy shrines. The backs of the tins are covered in scrapbook paper. Tiny wings from a collage sheet are added to create fairies, who dance on beds of moss amongst the smallest of mushrooms, made…

sparkle and oil
Old tins, metal tape, and embossing folders Steampunk, Origami, Upcycling, Crafts, Recycling, Metal Tape, Aluminum Can Crafts, Metal Tape Art, Punched Tin

I recently bought a large lot of empty Altoid and various other tin containers. Forty-one tins for $3.00... how could I not buy them? I also bought myself a Sizzix Big Kick for my upcoming birthday month.. which actually starts next month. But why procrastinate right? Of course along with the Big Kick... I had to buy a bunch of embossing folders which would be ideal to use on the tops of all those tins I had just bought. Hmmmmm that $3.00 investment in those tins just cost a heck of a lot…

Mary Kay de la Fuente
Diy Crafts, Diy, Decoupage, Crafts, Diy Artwork, Upcycled Crafts, Upcycle, Diy Art, Crafty

Make your Altoid tins something special! I've altered dozens of Altoid tins, and have learned a few tricks I thought I would share. Here's what we're making today: And here's what you'll need: Mod Podge (I prefer Matte Finish), an old ink pad, heavy scrapbook paper (for this tin, I used paper from Graphic 45), a sharp exacto blade, an inexpensive sponge brush, a straight edge, a ruler, a brayer if you have one, and an empty Altoid tin. Figure out where your pattern will fall on the top of…

Pauline Savini