Mini Keepsake Tins for Mom & Grandma – Free Printables

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Square feature image of a decorative tin that says 'totally fabulous mom' on it with pick flowers and one on the side with makeup and a mirror on a white background.

Make these beautiful mini keepsake tins for Mom and Grandma for Mother’s Day or their birthday!

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Fill each personal-sized tin with travel-size makeup, an accordion photo book, or special keepsakes you know they would love.

If you have an Altoid Mint container you could use that or buy blank ones as I did. I like the blank ones because the Altoid tins are embossed and they take more work to cover.

I used gold spray paint on my tins and added a small mirror to the inside lid of one of them.

The mini mirror I used is a 1.97″ x 1.97″ peel and stick mirror made for the back of a cell phone. I found a link to one that is slightly smaller, you can get the link in the Craft Supplies List below.

Related: Make a keepsake tin for Dad too! Link to that tutorial here –> Three DIY Father’s Day Mini Keepsake Tins – Free Printables

Download the Free Floral Art or create your own design. If you have decorative gift wrap or pretty patterned paper that would work great too.

Get the list of craft supplies and how-tos below.

Supplies

How to Make Mini Keepsake Tins

Start by spray painting your tin gold inside and out. Let dry completely before continuing.

Start by spray painting your tin gold inside and out. Let dry completely before continuing.
Tin spray painted gold. I also added a little Glitter Shimmer spray too (optional).

Applying the Cover Art

If using the Free Floral Art for your tin's cover, download, print and cut the art out first.
If using the Free Floral Art for your tin’s cover, download, print, and cut the art out first.
Next use your tin to trace on the floral art. I traced on the reverse side with a pencil.
Hold your tracing up to the light to make sure the art is centered the way 
you'd like it before cutting it out.
Next, use your tin to trace the shape. I traced on the reverse side with a pencil.
Hold your tracing up to the light to make sure the art is centered the way
you’d like it before cutting it out.

Glue the Floral Art on by applying Mod Podge to the top of the lid and a little over the side to accommodate any overhang. Smooth any overhang down making sure all edges are completely glued down.

Glue the Floral Art on by applying Mod Podge to the top of the lid and a little over the side to accommodate any overhang. Smooth any overhang down making sure all edges are completely glued down.

Evenly coat your lid art with Dimensional Magic with a brush or foam applicator to protect your cover art. One thin, even coat will do. Let dry before continuing.

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Next evenly coat your lid art with Dimensional Magic with a brush or foam applicator. Let dry before continuing.

Finishing Your Tin

I used a fine point marker to trace the felt for the bottom inside of my tin.

 I used a fine point marker to trace the felt for the bottom inside of my tin.
Felt used on the inside bottom of the tin.
This is the inside of the finished tin.
Inside my finished tin.
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