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.
Once your tins are done, fill them with a thoughtful mini card or another small but mighty gift! 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″)
- 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
- Print Out – Free Cover Art (or use a decorative paper)
How to Make Mini Keepsake Tins – 4 Easy Steps
STEP 1: Cut Out The Cover Art
Download the free cover art in the supplies list above and cut it out along the edges.
Next, use your tin to trace the shape. Place your tin in the center, trace on the reverse side with a pencil, and cut out.
STEP 2: Line The Inside
Use your tin to trace the material you choose to line the inside. I used cork that I bought at Dollar Tree but you can also use felt or decorative paper.
STEP 3: Apply the Cover Art
Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the lid and a little over the sides to accommodate any overhang and glue the cover art to the lid. Smooth any overhang down making sure all edges are completely glued down.
Then, evenly coat your lid art with Dimensional Magic using a brush or foam applicator to protect your cover art. One thin, even coat will do. Let dry before continuing.
Note: Dimensional Magic may look milky but it will dry completely clear.
STEP 4: Add A Small Gift or Note
Add small keepsakes Dad will love. If you’d like to make a pocket-sized photo book, link to the full tutorial here –> How to Make an Accordion Photo Book.
Three free printable cards and pizza box!
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