Altered Art Altoid Tin Tutorial

Altoid Tin Tutorial

 

Altoid Tin Tutorial MaterialsMaterials Needed:

  • A clean, empty Aloid tin
  • Paper – I used 3 different patterns for the tin itself, and then some other scraps for the embellished brads
  • Tissue paper from sewing patterns (or you could use any tissue paper you have around)
  • Brads – I used 3, this would be just as cute with just the one with the tissue paper
  • Ribbon – narrow to go around the top part of the tin
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors

Step #1

Go through your scrapbook or other paper and decide what you want to cover your tin with.  You’ll also need paper for inside your tin, too.  I used 3 different coordinating papers, but you could use all the same.  Also, old books or dictionary pages would be great for this project, too.  I took this opportunity to use up some little scraps of cute paper I kept.

Also, pick out the paper for your embellished brads.  I made 2 from scrapbook paper and 1 from tissue paper.

Step #2

Embellished BradCut circles out of your tissue paper.  I made 12 circles.

Step #3

Embellished Tissue Paper Brad

Embellished Tissue Paper Brad

Embellished Tissue Paper BradFold the pile of circles in half and in half again to find the middle of the circles.

Step #4

Embellished Tissue Paper Brad

Embellished Tissue Paper BradPush the brad through the tissue paper in the middle.  It’s pretty easy for the brad to get through tissue paper, but if you have problems, use an awl to poke holes first.

Step #5

Open up the prongs on the brad to hold the tissue paper in place.

Step #6

Embellished Tissue Paper Brad

Crinkle the tissue paper into a ball and then puff the layers out so they look like a flower.

Then set it aside for now.

Step #7Embellished Brad TutorialCut 3 small circles for each scrapbook paper brad embellishment that you want to create.  They should be 3 different sizes.

 

Step #8

Embellished Brad TutorialUse an awl to poke a hole in the middle of each circle.

Step #9

Embellished Brad TutorialSlide the paper circles onto the brad – the smallest will go first, next smallest and then the largest.

Embellished Brad Tutorial

Embellished Brad TutorialStep #10

Altered Altoid Tin TutorialDecide which paper you want to use for the top.

Step #11

Altered Altoid Tin Tutorial

Altered Altoid Tin TutorialFlip the paper over and then trace around the Altoid tin.

Step #12

Altered Altoid Tin TutorialCut it out.

Note:  You will have to do some adjusting with the size because it will be somewhat too big.  Just keep carefully trimming around the shape and checking it on the top of the tin until it’s just right.

Step #13

Altered Altoid Tin TutorialRepeat for the paper you’ll use on the inside bottom of the tin and the inside of the lid.

Altered Altoid Tin

Altered Altoid Tin

Step #14

Altered Altoid Tin

 

Decide on the arrangement of your embellished brads on the top of your tin.  Then poke the brads through the top paper.

Altered Altoid Tin

 

Altered Altoid Tin

Step #15

Altered Altoid Tin

 

Altered Altoid Tin Tutorial

 

Altered Altoid Tin Tutorial

Add a layer of Mod Podge to the bottom of the inside of the Altoid tin.  As you can see, I got a little sloppy.  You don’t need to glue the sides, just the bottom.  Try to take off any excess glue in places you don’t need it.

Place the paper in and then do a layer of glue on top of the paper as well.

Do the same thing with the paper on the inside of the lid.

Set the tin aside and allow it to dry with the tin open before moving on to the next step.  This is especially important if you got sloppy like me because you could glue the tin closed.

Altered Altoid Tin TutorialStep #16

Altered Altoid Tin Tutorial

Altered Altoid Tin TutorialAdd a layer of Mod Podge to the top of the tin and place the top on.  Make sure to push down all the edges securely (you won’t do a layer on top for this part.)

Step #17

Altered Altoid Tin Tutorial

Altered Altoid Tin Tutorial

Altered Altoid Tin TutorialGlue your ribbon around the rim of the lid.  I used Mod Podge for this as well.  Glue a little, then put the ribbon down and continue all the way around the tin.  Trim off any excess ribbon.

Step #18

Altered Altoid Tin Tutorial

Allow everything to dry and then enjoy your new Altered Altoid Tin!

These are great to use as gift boxes for jewelry or small gifts.  I put mine on my desk at work to add some cuteness and hold small things like paperclips.

Altered Altoid Tin Tutorial

Here’s another example I made:

Altered Art Altoid Tin

Altered Art Altoid Tin

Altered Art Altoid Tin

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