- Mrs. Violet
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: September 2007 - Westbury Manor
Today our DIY rewind comes from Mrs. Violet. The Violets gave their guests these cute handmade, re-purposed Altoid tins as favors. They filled the tins with their favorite candies to make a useful and edible gift! These would make not only great favors, but stocking stuffers as well! This DIY project was originally posted on August 13, 2007.
I knew that we had to have favors, but what? I’ve been thinking about favors since we were engaged, that’s almost 1.5 years ago! Some contenders included chocolate truffles tucked in a box and tied with a ribbon, a sachet filled with lavender to remind us of Paris where we were engaged and miniature tins of tea. Finally, I had an epiphany. I’ll use my crafty skills and to make some altered Altoid tins instead. A sweet mix of fruit flavored Japanese candy and a handmade momento to store things. In case, you’ve never seen Altoid tins altered, google it and you’ll find a plethora of amazingly handcrafted altered tins. Unfortunately, I can’t take credit for it. Believe it or not, these tins are great as storage and even better when they’re embellished with a bit of craftiness.
The beginning… I actually bought 250 empty Altoid tins on Ebay for $70.
My bridesmaid hard at work filling these tins with the sweet goods.
The final product! Each tin was covered with scrapbook paper on top, bottom, sides and even the inside. I spent many hours with a template I made tracing the shape of the tin. I also painted the sides of the tins with light brown paint to cover the red or blue that you normally see on the Altoid tins, to match with my theme.
Take a look inside!
I’ve made a total of 130 favors. I don’t have my final count yet – I hope it doesn’t exceed 130 or else I’m in trouble.