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Treat that someone special to a special charm tin.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Heat an altoids tin on a stove burner for a few minutes. The tin should go black and the logo will eventually be burned off.

  • Step 2

    Let the tin has cool down (running it under a tap will cool it instantly).

  • Step 3

    Cut shapes out of the front part on the tin. Stars and hearts are good shapes to use. You can decorate this by stringing wire between the shape and putting little beads on to the wire.

  • How to make a shrine. Trinket Tin - Step 4
    Step 4

    Decorate the inside with special things. Use gems, dried flowers or anything that means something special. Write a little letter or stick photos in it. The perfect way to keep all those memories in one place.

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Tamara G.
Tamara G. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 1 project
What did you use to cut the heart shape out?
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artastic
artastic · 1 project
this is so cute! Happy
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Goth Ninja
Goth Ninja · Point, Texas, US · 3 projects
I am gonna make one!!!!
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Lady Lolita
Lady Lolita · Taft, California, US
(annoying scream) This is great! Now... who do I know who needs one?
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northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
this will make a nice romantic gift for my other half Happy
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Angelique

Thats so cute i have to try and make this
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f.

this is a brilliant tutorial, so easy yet to effective! thanks Happy i am going to try it soon, i kust hope i don't burn the house down!
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dana

what do you use to cut the shapes out?
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
Just tin cutters but you could use some heavy duty scissors.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1393 projects
Yeah, directly above the stove.
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