Mother’s Day Mini Keepsake Tins DIY – 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!

Fill each personal-sized tin with travel-size makeup, a DIY 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 a little 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. Get the list of craft supplies and how-tos below.

Supplies

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How to Make Mini Keepsake Tins – 4 Easy Steps

STEP 1: Spray Paint (Optional)

Spray paint your tin if you like. Let dry completely before continuing.

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

STEP 2: Cut Out The Cover Art

Download the free cover art in the supplies list above and cut it out along the edges.

If using the Free Floral Art for your tin's cover, download, print and cut the art out first.
Print and cut the cover art out.

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.

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.
Trace the shape of your tin.

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STEP 3: Apply the Cover Art

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.

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.

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

STEP 4: Add The Finishing Touches

Add felt or decorative paper to the inside of your tin to finish. (optional) Then add small keepsakes that Mom or Grandma will love. If you’d like to make a mini photo book, link to the full tutorial here –> How to Make an Accordion Photo Book.

 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.
The inside of my finished tin.
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