Thursday, August 16, 2012

Exploring Cricut Thursday Project - Altered Tin

Good Morning! Glad you came to see me as it is my day to share at Exploring Cricut, Today I decided to up cycle an Altoid tin. There are so many uses for these and they are the perfect size to fit in purses, back packs, etc. or sitting out on a table.

The Matryoshka dolls were made with the Paisley cartridge and Peachy Keen faces. I used Mod Podge over the dolls as well before adhering the crocheted flower.

This is what I started with. As you can see it is pretty worn, but it will be fixed up in no time.

I chose my papers and drew an outline around the top first. I cut this out and inked up the edges with a black stamp pad. I used a sponge brush to paint on the Mod Podge to the tin and then the paper making sure I got the edges really good.  It's not a bad idea to use a brayer to really get the edges nicely. The picture above shows the pencil outline of the bottom of the tin. As you can see from the outline it is a little bit on the outside of the tin. You can either sand this down or just cut on the inside of the pencil line 

Once you have the top and bottom done you can move on to the sides.  The measurements for the top lid rim was 1/4" and the bottom rim was 3/4". However, you should double check your tin to make sure that is your measurement too. When you are adhering the paper around the hinge use an Exacto knife to cut a little slit on either side of hinge and tuck the paper on the inside. This will give a cleaner, finished look to your box.

The measurement for the inside papers are the same as the outside top and bottom. I tried to put paper around the top of the lid on the sides, however, it was too thick for the lid to close. This was all adhered with Mod Podge and then coated on the top as well.

I glued a pink button on the side with Glossy Accents mainly for decoration. I also think these would look cute with covered wooden balls on the bottom.

Altoid Tin
Authentique Papers Uncommon and Bazzill
Matryoshka Dolls - Paisley 1.96", 1.81"
Faces - Peachy Keen Princess Faces
Crochet Flower - handmade
Mod Podge, black ink, buttons, creme twine, Stickles Fruit Punch and Cotton Candy

Don't forget you have until Saturday to post your project for the Exploring Cricut challenge.

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Nana said...

Annette I love this little tin. Love the papers used. Beautiful

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Sharon said...

This is so super cute!!! I love the papers your used and those darling Mattryoshka Dolls!! That flower is so pretty. :)

Sonia said...

Very pretty Annette! love it... HUGS...SK :)

Lisa said...

This is so sweet!! I love the dolls!! I have wanted that cart for so long and just never have purchased it for some reason. Awesome upcycle!! :)

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Scrapping Girl said...

That looks so cool! I just bought my first jar of Mod-Podge-I might have to try a similar project! I love those dolls on Paisley-so cute :)