Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Little Box For Your Stuff :)


My husband collects things here and interesting postage stamp, old coins, little notes I give him, etc. So I thought it would be nice to alter an Altoids tin for the bits and pieces he collects. When I showed  him the box...he wasn't as impressed as I thought...*sigh*... Men! ;)
I like it, and I'll be looking at it, so that's what matters right!

I used DCWV's Juniper Berry stack in 6x6, the Cork stack and Adhesive Fabric stack. I love how the cork helps to give dimension to pretty much anything. I cut the banner from cork first and then topped it with adhesive fabric for a great 3D banner. The cogs are Maya Road pieces painted white with gesso and with Waterslide Tattered Angels mist. 

He can stick little notes/tickets and such in the lid with this paper band I stapled  on the cork. 
I used a little enamel brad to make it look like a pin on a cork board. 

Here's the bottom and the sides.

Hope this little tin inspires you to alter something you would otherwise throw out ;)

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