Can I just tell you I am on an altering kick? Everytime I touch something I am wondering how I can alter it. So today I altered an altoid tin for a gift card for my nephew for Christmas. I know it is not Christmas colors but I wasn’t in the mood. I mean it is still November. My dad gave me some chocolate covered Altoids (I actually threw them away- I just wanted the tin). Here is a basic tutorial:
1. Spray the entire outside of the tin with a metal spray paint primer. It will be a nice white color. You can then paint or spray paint over that but I just left mine primered. I just wanted to get rid of the red color on the top.
2. Trace around the top of the tin and cut that shape out 4 times out of cardstock. I inked the edges of mine as well. I used white glue and decoupaged the paper on the top and bottom of tin and in the inside lid and bottom lid. I cut off any excess on the top and bottom of the tin.
6. So I thought I would use the accordian to tape his Target gift card to and use it to kind of pop the gift certificate out when he opened the tin. So that is what I did. I glued the accordian to the bottom of the tin and put a small piece of double sided tape on the gift card and taped it to the top of accordian.