#G45DarkSide – Altered Altoid Tin


Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to a delightfully inspirational Graphic 45 blog post!  Today, Brand Ambassador from Canada, Nichola Battilana shares an Altered Altoid Tin and video to help get the creative juices flowing for our #G45DarkSide – October Challenge. If you are a fan of miniatures and whimsy you are going to love this project!  Also, there is only one more day to enter to win one of the twelve Fall Release prize packages, so be sure to leave a comment below.  



We have Twelve $95 Fall Release Prize packages, each prize includes a Princess
package and a Proper Gentleman – DCE!  

To enter to win leave a comment on the blog, on Facebook, and/or onInstagram.  

Winners will be announced on the blog Friday, October 26th, 2018


#G5DarkSide – Altered Altoid Tin

By Nichola Battilana


“I was so excited to see the challenge #G45DarkSide. This was just the prompt I needed to get to business on a project I’ve been thinking about for a long while.



I’m a big fan of altering altoid tins. You can create these tins to hold just about anything. Create a fancy little sewing kit. Keep one in your car filled with emergency bits and bobs. You can fit a surprising amount in those little tins.



I’ve created two #G45DarkSide tins here. One tin pairs papers from Communique—Deluxe Collector's Edition with brass Staples Decorative Hardware.




The other uses Floral Shoppe with shabby chic Staples Decorative Hardware


Inside, the tins contain a sort of storage space which, if careful, can fit a surprising amount of goodies!


All of the items above fit comfortably in that trap-door space.



My tins will be used as tiny portable travel altars. Each contains matches, a vile of herbs, incense, candles, gemstones, a tiny crystal ball, vessels for libations and offerings, magnetic images and more!



But if altars aren’t your thing… no worries! The tutorial I’ve created demonstrates how to cover an altoid style tin and create the trapdoor element inside. You should absolutely take those instructions to create something that suits YOU.






Altered Altoid Tin Tutorial for Graphic 45 by Nichola Battilana




Take this idea and run with it, making something filled with little things YOU find useful.” ~Nichola


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Floral Shoppe 12x12 Collection Pack

Communique—Deluxe Collector's Edition

Antique Brass Metal Clock Keys

Antique Brass Ornate Metal Keys

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes

Antique Brass Stamped Metal Brads

Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brads

Antique Brass Ornate Metal Key Holes



Other Supplies:

  • Cardboard
  • Charms
  • Small wooden blocks
  • Glue
  • Black ink pad
  • Altoid style tin
  • Bits and bobs to fill your tin


How fantastic!  Big thanks to Nichola for sharing this mesmerizing video tutorial.  We hope you are inspired to pull out your G45 goodies and try this tutorial.  Be sure to comment below and join us tomorrow to find out if you are one of the twelve winners of this week's contest! 


Happy Papercrafting!

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