Yep, it was a process.
I’d seen some projects people had done where they remade Altoids tins into cool stuff. I figured doing something like that would be the perfect little home for some magnets I was making. Good idea…cruddy execution. I almost gave up!
What I Did:
1st – I tried Mod Podge…It didn’t work for me because I didn’t have a good plan about where I wanted the paper to begin and end. Sad. I might try it again in the future, but it looked bad.
2nd – I tried painting it. I sprayed it with a white primer then covered that with black paint.
This wasn’t a bad idea…until I tried to close the tin. That’s when it scratched all the paint off. Darn.
3rd…I decided to see if I could just punch some holes in the tin with my Crop a Dile Big Bite. I could!! That success led me to my genius idea…stick with what I know! Paper!! The only problem with this one is that I squashed the corners when I made the holes. I had to maneuver the Crop A Dile until I could be relatively sure I wasn’t going to smash the sides, ’cause that makes for a U-Gully gift.
4th…I DID IT!! 😀 What finally worked was punching the holes, carefully. Then, I attached cardstock with some big brads. I also got really smart and made a template for the size the paper should be for the Altoids tin AND where the holes should go. So next time, I’m totally prepared! SWEET!!
Then I used some pop dots to raise the “Pow” image that I cut with my Cricut Expression using the Indie Art cartridge.
I added a little ribbon to the tin just to dress it up a tad.
Woo hoo!! A perfect home for the magnets I made for my brother!!
Now, how did I make the magnets? Well, that’s another story. Stay tuned tomorrow and I’ll tell you ALL about it!