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8/4/14

Repurposing Altoid Containers

I recently bought a large lot of empty Altoid and various other tin containers. Forty-one tins for $3.00... how could I not buy them?
 
 I also bought myself a Sizzix Big Kick for my upcoming birthday month.. which actually starts next month. But why procrastinate right? Of course along with the Big Kick... I had to buy a bunch of embossing folders which would be ideal to use on the tops of all those tins I had just bought. Hmmmmm that $3.00 investment in those tins just cost a heck of a lot more. *wink*

The first thing I did to repurpose the tins was to spray paint the containers silver, this gave every tin a nice uniform look. Plus, the silver would go perfect with the metal tape I was planning on using. Here are the tins with the embossed lids without any distressing. Super caute!

 Here are the Altoid tins after I distressed them with paint. I used black and copper acrylic paint to give the metal an old aged patina. They never photograph as nice as they look in person. I used mostly Darice embossing folders... and a few Tim Holtz folders too.
 I am loving the Big Kick machine I bought! Oh.My.Goodness. I've got the embossing down... now I am looking forward to die cutting and finding other uses for the machine as well. So far this has been the best birthday gift I've gotten this year--- and my birthdaymonth doesn't start until next month! *wink*
This week, I am eagerly awaiting a shipment of die cuts that I just bid on and won off of Ebay. lol... don't judge me. *wink*
big hugs,
 

10 comments:

  1. Wow what an amazing find... And what you did with it... I'm impressed. Thank you for your visit. Love your blog! I'm now one f your newest followers :)

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  2. I'm completely clueless on this embossing and how you did it but I have to say the results are amazingly beautiful!

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  3. They look great! Happy early BD!!
    Linda

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  4. No judging from me!!! LOL

    The tins turned out so cute! Happy "early" birthday. It's never too soon to CELEBRATE!!!

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  5. OMG they are amazing! I love them plain and distressed/painted! Guess which one is my favorite? (Wink!)

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  6. Fabulous. Don't you think if the Altoid people figure out how useful their tin is, they'll start charging more?! I love 'em!

    And Happy Birthday! Both Leos!

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  7. I don't think ANY of us could judge you - "wink"!!! These ROCK!!!!! XOXO

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  8. Cheryl, These tins are absolutely fantastic. How can the tins go through the embossing folder without being crushed??/
    I have never been on your blog before but I am going to read it from now on.
    Mary

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  9. Can you share how you made the whole tin.

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  10. I think she embossed the metal tape not the actual tin

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Chaste hugs & air kisses!
~Cheryl