Decoupaged Altoids Tins | Adventures in Pinterest

If you follow me on , you probably know that I spent this past weekend in Salt Lake City at the SNAP! Conference. In a lot of ways, SNAP! is similar to other blog/social media events I’ve attended but it also had it’s own unique spin because it’s aimed at creatives.

Not wanting to miss a thing, I immediately signed up for the SNAP! secret sister program. I was super excited but also a little intimidated because I knew some of the bloggers in attendance would be SUPER crafty. The plan was to bring 3 surprise gifts for another attendee to be handed out over the course of the conference.

I knew right away that I wanted to make one of these awesome decoupaged Altoids tins I had pinned recently. Who doesn’t want a sweet little personalized tin in which to store . . . whatever? Since I was making one, I thought it would also be fun to make tins for my roomies, the crafty sisters behind Club Chica Circle.

close up of decorated altoids tins

I will admit that I was a little intimidated by this project. I wasn’t sure it could possibly as easy as it sounded. I’ve decoupaged lots, but I’ve never used before so I was a little intimidated. Honestly, though, it was SO easy. Now I just want to make these cute little tins all day, everyday. Good thing my boss is an Altoids addict – lots of tins for me!

side view of decoupaged Altoids tins

It’s a little hard to see since the Dimensional Magic dries super clear, but the top of these tins comes out smooth and flat (unless you get a bubble which one of mine did). Overall, I’d call this a definite Pinterest win – easy, excellent directions, pretty result. Yay!

My only TINY note is that the Dimensional Magic didn’t spread as much as I thought it might so I ended up using a safety pin to spread it all the way to the outer edges of the tin. It was totally not a big deal but just something you’ll want to be aware of if you try this on your own.

Want to make some decoupaged Altoids tins of your own? Find the full tutorial over on ModPodge Rocks.

Easy Decoupaged Altoids Tins - Great Gift Idea | Chaos & Love


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