I tried my hand at an altered tin! The only other tins I have altered are the top closure lunch box tins. This tin was originally a Whitman's Sampler Chocolate Tin. It is very similar in size to an Altoids tin. It has a painted design on it, with yellow as a background color. Instead of painting the tin, I decided to use the yellow background color to my benefit and used some patterned papers that also had yellow in them. I covered the tops and bottoms of the tin with paper, and sanded the edges to give it a smooth finish. I also glued strips of paper around the edge of the tin, and the edge of the lid. I tied a ribbon around the bottom of the tin. On the top, I added a flower embellishment and a cute quote sticker. Inside, I cut two pieces of cardstock and punched the corners with a corner rounder. I stamped one with a sentiment, and glued them both inside the tin, in the bottom and the lid! I made this tin to house a cute $1.00 stamp from Michael's that I got a very dear friend of mine. I hope she likes her surprise when it arrives in the mail! I added some iridescent grass, and the stamp, and it is ready to go!
Have a great night! **Keri**