I was done with tins. Honest. AND Then I was walking around the dollar store and came across these:
really? how could i not. So I scrounged up one more project to do with tins…AND THEN I will be DONE!
I took a piece of black paper and cut it so it would fit into the lid
Measure out some squares
glued them onto make a checkerboard (now I am pretty sure you could buy a piece of scrapbook paper with a checkerboard pattern. ….but my baby was sleeping and so I had to improvise. (I hot glued the checkerboard to underside of the lid.
picked out some buttons and hot glued magnets to the back of them.
Put those in the tin
and decorated the front:
I also thought you could put in some pencils and some dice and a few sheets of yahtzee. Or make some tic tac toe papers and throw them in there too. Just a little tin of games to play while you are on the road or waiting for your car to get an oil change…or standing in line at walmart….or waiting for a train to pass….or I could go on forever.
AND THEN I got an email from Mandy over at sugar beez
AND she made a Tin Grocery mark off
She printed off some everyday items you see or get at the grocery store.
and added some buttons to magnets to cover up when you see that item!
love it!!!! Going to have to make one! Grocery shopping is an EVENT at my house! Check it out
okay….officially done with tin.
So what started as one little altoid tin
became 141 little altoid tins with a makeover.
AND THEN….NO AND THEN!
Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) says
So impressive! Took a moment to look at all of them and I am going to have to try the funny face tins for stocking stuffers this year. So fun. Love too that you use phone book magnets, you are my kind of cheap!!
Checkers! I LOVE that!
Sooo cute! I love the funny faces and the grocery idea, anything to get through the grocery store! Love!!
I am utterly amazed at how many items you've been able to make out of tin cans. Very very impressive.
brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess says
where are you finding all those awesome tins!!?? i'm so jealous!!
How precious and darling. Great for ROAD trips too. Love your blog. I would love LOVE it if you would link this to my FIRST ever Linky party going on today. Craftomaniac.blogspot.com Thanks Jen, have a great day too.
Rachel Cotterill says
I love that more than is strictly reasonable. It's just adorable! And so practical, too.
Love the checker tin! and I am dieing to make the funny faces tin! I think that's what I'm going to do tonight 😉
Whoa…this is my first look at any of your decorated tins – now I have skimmed through all the posts, and I am impressed. Must…not…pull…out…Mod podge…after…10…p.m…
I love the tins! I always see a million of those at garage sales. Thanks alot!! Here's another project to add to the list!!
How fun! I say keep them coming! Love the ideas!
LOVE this. Great for traveling!! I'm featuring this on my blog at the end of this month. 🙂
now Checkers!! it just keeps getting better – great idea!! Mandy, Sugar Bee Craft Edition
So very cute and creative!! Come link up at my party on Thursday!!!
Those games are so cute …what fun!
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