Christmas Altoid Tin Ornament

I created this ornament for the Little Good Things swap for waterbaby.

Here are the supplies I used:
-Altoids Smalls tin
-scrapbooking paper
-washi tape
-3D Santa sticker
-3D candy cane sticker
-snowflake confetti (I think it was confetti? Or something similar anyway)
-pearl bling sticker
-tiny white pom poms
-tiny flocked bear
-white pipe cleaner
-silver jingle bells

The majority of the supplies were purchased from Michaels, except for the tin and the flocked bear. Both of those I purchased online. I do not recommend buying the Altoids Smalls in bulk, then taking out the mints because your whole house will smell like Wintergreen. If you like that smell, great, but it is very pungent. Since I don’t personally like Altoids mints, I gave those away and thoroughly washed the tins. The bear was purchased from… oh, it’s been a long while… I’m sure if you google “tiny flocked bear” you’ll find something. It was part of a pack where the bears were attached to long pipe cleaners (not sure why) so I cut off the pipe cleaner portion and used a bunch of E6000 to glue it down. Or maybe it was Loctite Gel Control Superglue? Sorry, I made this back in December and the details are fuzzy.

I think next time I would measure out the paper and get precise rounded corners instead of eyeballing it. I would have used my corner shaper cutter, but the angle was too severe to work on the tin. Ugh, now that I think about it, I could have used the tin itself to trace around the edges. Sad trombone.


That’s so cute! (Worth the wintergreen smell, IMO, and I’m not a fan of it either. :wink:)

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It’s very sweet :heart_eyes:

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That is one of the best hangers…bells on a pipe cleaner! Very cute thing to make.

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Cute! It has a lovely retro feel :christmas_tree:

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Beautiful. Both the opened version with the surprises inside, and the closed version with the candy cane are adorable. The bells add a nice touch.

Very cute, open & closed!

Adorable! I’ve always found those Altoid-tin projects so interesting, but have never worked up the nerve to try doing it. Yours is very sweet!

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Using the Altoids Smalls tin made it much less intimidating rather than a regular-sized one. There is less space, which makes it easier to figure out what to do. If you’ve got a stash of items or some pennies to spend at a craft store, I’m sure you could do it as well.

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Super cute - it could be a cute little container for a beloved childhood holiday knickknack.