Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Altered Mini Tins

I did a huge (a couple thousand) candle order a couple of years ago for Bimbo Bakeries. I know that sounds weird a candle order for a bread and pastry company. They wanted Lemon, Chocolate and Carrot Cake scented candles to promote these! Anyway, that is sort of off topic but not really. I ended up having tons of these little tins from that order left over. They have been sitting around collecting dust and since I am on a mission to alter everything in the world...

I looked at these several times and thought they were so small what would I do with them? I then discovered (I am not sure why I didn't sooner) that they are perfect for tiny parts like eyelets, brads and skittles. So I decided to give it a shot and I was very please with the way they turned out. I think I could even make small flowers and fit them inside! The first one I sent to someone on the pay it forward rak who asked for an altered container. I filled it with mini clear skittles. The 2nd one I am sending to someone else in a swap. I know altering a tin isn't anything new to the craft world but considering I have at least a hundred of these sitting around I was pretty excited!

1 comment:

  1. I love these little tins! I gotta try this one day. Now I just gotta find some lol