Saturday, September 24, 2016

Have Fun! - A Repurposed Altoids Tin

I have a love/hate relationship with Altoids mints.  I love them but I hate that they keep my dentist living the good life.  Turns out these delicious little mints are not the best thing for my teeth. 

The only reason I ever bought my first tin of Altoids mints was because I loved the tin!  As soon as I had that little tin in my hand, I had all kinds of ideas to repurpose that tin.  I started popping mints like crazy just to empty the tin so I could use it.

Maybe I should scour the internet and Pinterest to find another use for the actual mints because there are tons of ideas on how to repurpose the tin.  Who knows maybe the mints could be used to keep away some rare bug or to clean my toilet.

Anyhoo, here is my first repurposed Altoid tin. 

The idea came to me when I was walking around the Dollar Tree (best store ever for crafting) and I happened across Goofy waving at me.  Of course, I waved back and then I thought you are a friendly guy…you should come home with me!  To my delight, I found that Goofy fit inside an Altoid tin.

I designed and printed out both the “Always Remember To” and “Have Fun” sayings and then cut them to fit and used decoupage to attach to the tin.  I also decoupaged the background papers in the inside of the tin.  I then hot glued Goofy inside the tin.

I had my mom in mind while I was making this tin.  She has had a hard couple of years and, like all of us, life & responsibilities sometimes get in the way of having fun and enjoying life.

I hot glued magnets to the back of the Goofy tin so Mom can hang it on her fridge. I wanted her to have a reminder to have fun and for her to know that I am thinking of her always!

Challenge:  Show me your repurposed Altoid tin!

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