I always wanted to challenge myself in Scrapbooking but never thought
altering an item would be so fun and CHALLENGING.
In cleaning the house I found an empty altoid's tin. I had my DH wash
it when he was doing the dishes. He did have the look of "I'm not
So for my first ever altered task here's the link:
I quilled the top part of the tin and used "silk" flowers for the inside. The edge is navy blue cardstock and I used my crimper to crimp the paper.
Feedback is appreciated.
Wow Kate....I sure love it!!!! Very pretty result! One question
though....What is an altoids tin? Would any tin do? I must go off and try
the quilling again....*goes of mumbling...where did I put that quilling
> > I quilled the top part of the tin and used "silk" flowers for the > inside. The edge is navy blue cardstock and I used my crimper to crimp > the paper. >
Altoids' is a round tin of breath mints marketed here in the USA (I
thought it was a UK items).
I'm sure a two piece tin would work fine. By the way, I don't have
quilling paper. I make my own by cutting paper to the desired width
I look forward to seeing your creation.
Great job...i used a old long tin and made a album of it to my
sister..it turned out so cute and very different..
My grandson got a watch from Burger King and it came in a tin
can..so i asked him for the can and i made a accordian style book out of
it and now i make tin albums all the time...
Just run a search on Altoids since you said you thought they were from
UK. Apparently they are made in the UK but not sold here...wonder why?
I figured you could make your own quilling paper but I thought it may
be easier to use some I have already. I don't have a quilling tool
either, so I will need to improvise.....any suggestion?
Posting via Google as my newserver has gone into hibernation or
something more sinister....LOL
You could start the curl of the quill by using needle nosed plyers or
maybe the shank of a pen and then just roll it up your finger holding
the tension as you go.
Hope that helps,
PS, Altoids may be made in the UK for export only or sold under another
name in the UK.
Thanks for the tip Kate...I will try that tomorrow, as bedtime is fast
approaching...LOL I need my beauty sleep as DD and 2 grandchildren are
coming tomorrow morning. They have a day off school for teacher
training. No doubt they will want to invade my craftroom for drawing
I am also wondering if they Altoids thing is English.....although we
are all one country so to speak, there are national and regional
differences that exist. I see it is the Kraft group that seem to make
them so I suspect they may be available in some areas but I haven't
seen them in Scotland. I am sure there will be some similar product
that comes in a tin I could play around with.
That is really pretty Kate. But i havea question for ALL YA"LL out
there? WHERE DO YOU FIND the time to do all that you do?
(smacking self, dang should have used the shoe!)
I flat forgot, YOU ARE WOMEN, MOMs, Grandmas, WHATEVER!!!
nada for 05
Um Dave. I have a very simple answer to your question "Where do you
find the time?"
WE MAKE IT.
Actually I quill while watching TV as well as crop pictures etc. It's
called MULTI-TASKING sweetheart.
Just be careful when you run that altoids tin search. I wanted to buy some
empty ones on EBay and ended up buying a whole bunch of FULL tins because
they came in flavours you can't buy in Canada yet. Ginger, Licorice and
Sprearmint. Then I saw Altoids gum and had to bid on those. LOL Not a fan
of the gum, but the Spearmint and Licorice altoids are SOOOOOOOOO good! I
saw an idea in a scrapbook magazine for making a little mini scrap album and
putting them inside the Altoids tin after you decorate and paint them.
LOL...never would have though of buying something like this online. Glad to
hear that you at least liked some of the flavours you bought.
I also like the sound of the mini scrap album in the decorated tin. Must
file that idea away for sometime in the future. Thanks Cleo.