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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Souvenir Beach Tin

I'm still having fun mowing through my vast collection of empty Altoids tins. Today I chose to do a kitschy beach theme. I remember going to souvenir stores at the beach when I was a kid and seeing all kinds of tacky items for sale. I recently ran across some shell-encrusted salt and pepper shakers in a thrift store, and thought it would be fun to use some of the tiny shells I collected the last time I was in Florida. So without further ado, "wish you were here".

The back, with an image of an old beach postcard:
 Now what to do next?


  1. This one is a ton of fun! Very cheeky!

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Altoids repurposed. You need to give us all a tutorial...please, please, please. They are amazing =)

  3. Jennifer, I posted a tutorial on altering Altoid tins with lids here:

    For these last few I've done, I simply removed the lid and broke off the hinges. I hope that helps.

  4. Thank you. I was having trouble but now I see my mistakes. =)

  5. Your Altiod tins are absolutely darling. I really need to make one now!
    I think that might be a good project for the NSD Crop this weekend! Thank you so much for posting the tutorial.
    Happy Spring!


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