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, 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.
- Blank Tin with hinged lid (3.7″ x 2.3″ x 0.8″)
- Small mirror
- Mod Podge (glue)
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Gold spray paint
- Glitter shimmer – (optional)
- E6000 adhesive
- Print out of the Free Floral Art (or use decorative paper)
- Felt (optional, you can also use decorative paper)
- A brush or foam applicator
- A fine point black marker
How to Make Mini Keepsake Tins
Start by spray painting your tin gold inside and out. Let dry completely before continuing.
Applying 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.
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.
Finishing Your Tin
I used a fine point marker to trace the felt for the bottom inside of my tin.
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