Three DIY Father’s Day Mini Keepsake Tins Ideas that Dad will love!
These decorative tins are easy to make and dad will love this thoughtful handmade gift for Father’s Day or even his birthday.
If you have an Altoid Mint container you could use that but I recommend buying blank ones. I like the blank ones because the Altoid tins have raised areas on their tins. Below is a link to the exact tins I bought.
Related: Make a keepsake tin for Mom too! Link to that tutorial here –> Mini Keepsake Tins for Mom & Grandma – Free Printables
Once your tins are done, fill them with a thoughtful mini card or another small but mighty gift!
Here we filled ours with painted rocks, an Accordion Photo Book, and earbuds. Other ideas would be small candies, travel essentials, a chain, bracelet, or a thoughtful keepsake you know dad will love.
Check out the craft supply list below and all of the Father’s Day Mini Tin Ideas with full instructions below!
- Blank tin with hinged lid (3.7″ x 2.3″ x 0.8″)
- Print out of the art we used (or use a decorative paper you choose)
- A thin sheet of cork to line the inside (or felt, fabric, or decorative paper)
- Mod Podge (matte)
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- A paintbrush or foam applicator
- Addl. Instructions below for painted rocks and How to Make an Accordion Photo Book
How to make DIY Father’s Day Mini Keepsake Tins
Start by downloading and printing the Art we used here or gather up decorative paper for your own design for the lid of your tin.
Applying the Cover Art
Apply Mod Podge to the top of the lid and a little over the sides to accommodate any overhang. Glue the cover art or decorative paper to the lid and smooth any overhang down making sure all edges are completely glued down.
Next, you’ll use Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to coat and protect the cover art. Use a brush or foam applicator to apply a thin coat of Dimensional Magic to the entire cover. It may look milky but it will dry completely clear.
Putting It All Together
If you’re making painted rocks for your tin, use acrylic paint to paint them. Use a fine-tip permanent marker to add a fun message to dad or have everyone in your family decorate one!
To make an Accordion Photo Book for your tin you’ll need to print a few family photos about 2″ x 3″ size on card stock. If you’re on Windows or macOS, you can easily print a contact sheet–get the full instructions here on How to Make an Accordion Photo Book.
That’s it. Three fun gift tin ideas to make for dad!
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