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Crafts Made Using Altoids Tins

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Altoids tins, like their predecessors including the Sucrets tin from days gone by, beg to be reused for storage or crafts. This is a guide about crafts made using Altoids tins.


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May 26, 20170 found this helpful

These little felt fish tuck away into an Altoids tin for a fun take with you game for the kids. This is a guide about making an Altoids tin mini fishing game.

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When giving a gift card as the gift, you can make it more personal and crafty, by making a cute box to contain it. This is a guide about making an Altoids tin gift card box.

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August 26, 2007

I have a question about using mint tins for crafts. Do you have to prep the tins before you paint or decoupage? If so, what kind of preparation is necessary?

Barbara from Hoffman, IL



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August 27, 20070 found this helpful

Hello, You DO NOT have to prep the tins for painting, as spray paint and acrylics work great. Have fun.

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August 27, 20070 found this helpful

If you want to use something other than paints for metal or plastic, like regular acrylic craft paint, be sure and sand all surfaces well in several directions and dust off the residue so there will be a tooth for the paint. I would think it would be best to base coat the tin's sanded surface with a co-ordinating paint when decoupaging as well.

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December 5, 20090 found this helpful

To keep tins from molting, sand and prep.

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