Welcome to 3-D Thursday and because there are 5 weeks this month, this week you get a BONUS – you get to see FOUR projects today to kick off the New Year!

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We were all tasked with altering an Altoids Tin to create a little something and what I came up with is below – to find out what my team mates made, please click on the ‘next’ button at the end of this post – enjoy the tour!

BONUS ALERT!  Be sure to come back and visit me tomorrow morning when I will have a FREE PRINTABLE/DOWNLOADABLE PROJECT SHEET for this project for you along with extra photos of the individual pages!

Here is mine…I decided to turn my Altoids Tin into a shiny red tool box and then I made a stacking version too!

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Why?  Because I wanted to show you the possibilities when you stack them – plus it’s FUN!

First I roughed up the boxes with sand paper and gave them a base coat using a spray gray primer – then I top coated with a shiny red spray paint and they turned out so GOOD!!!  The handles are stainless steel Eye Straps that I found at my local home improvement store and I hot glued them on, covering the holes with silver Brad tops.

First up is my double stacked toolbox…

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The bottom layer holds a gift card which fits in there PERFECTLY!

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Open the lid on the top layer and you will see this…a concertina of mini scrapbook pages tied together and decorated with the fab new Classic Garage Metal Elements and Old Olive Thread…

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The ‘pages’ are covered with patterned papers from Classic Garage Designer Series Papers and check out those cogs…see how shiny they are?

Nope, not created with time consuming black embossing powder but with the COOL Black Foil Sheets that carried over from the Holiday Catalog, die cut using some fab dies from Garage Gears Thinlits – I am in LOVE with these dies!!!

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Pull on this top page and this is what you see…a concertina of little pages decorated using more papers, cogs, stamps & die cuts from the Classic Garage Suite featured on pgs 42 & 43 of the Occasions Catalog that went live THIS MORNING for order!

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Here are some of my favorite pages from this side – love this big cog and the sentiment from the set Geared Up Garage…

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More amazing patterned papers and Black Foil cogs…

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And THIS – stamped using Tranquil Tide ink and framed with a Black Foil die cut frame from Garage Gears Thinlits…

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And oh my goodness turn it over and there is MORE!  This phrase right here fits in perfectly and is from one of the NEW Sale-a-bration offerings – the Part of My Story stamp set featured on pg 14 of the Sale-a-bration Catalog that you can also get for FREE from TODAY!

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You could do a double or even triple stacking toolbox depending on what you want to put inside but if you want simplicity…even one box is fabulous and can house a gift card OR a fold out concertina style card/mini scrapbook…

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Here is one last look at both of these shiny toolboxes…

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I absolutely ADORE how they turned out and love that a gift card fits in there – a perfect way to house a gift for those hard-to-buy-for DIYers in our lives!

I hope you enjoyed my project – please click on the graphic below to go to the next stop of our Blog Hop – your next hostess is Twila Davis at Stamp a Little Longer – I know you are going to love her project because it is SO PRETTY!

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AND DON’T FORGET TO COME BACK HERE TOMORROW TO GRAB YOUR FREE PROJECT SHEET AND SEE MORE PHOTOS!

Here are the supplies used to create this project – click on any of the products below to find them in my Stampin’ Up! online store:

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Price: $110.00

Metallic Brads

Price: $4.50

Mini Glue Dots

Price: $5.25

Snail Adhesive

Price: $7.00

Other supplies used:  Empty Altoids tins, Stainless Steel Eye Strap (5/8″ x 2 1/8″), Glossy Red Spray Paint, Gray Spray
Primer, Hot Glue, Gift Card

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Thanks so much for visiting – be sure to come back next Thursday for the next 3-D project when it’s my turn to create something – to make this easy, you can subscribe to my blog using the ‘Get Blog Posts by Email’ button on the right so that new posts will be delivered automatically into your inbox!

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It’s the first 3-D Thursday Team Blog Hop of the Year featuring Altered Altoids Tins!

6 thoughts on “It’s the first 3-D Thursday Team Blog Hop of the Year featuring Altered Altoids Tins!

  • January 3, 2019 at 8:21 am
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    Love this project, Sarah. The recipient will have so much fun opening it. Thanks for sharing all the details. Enjoy your day!

  • January 3, 2019 at 10:17 am
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    Love your design of the Altoids boxes. These will be perfect for my five grandsons with a gift card inside. Thank you for sharing your idea!

  • January 3, 2019 at 11:02 am
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    Very clever project!

  • January 3, 2019 at 12:01 pm
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    OMG!!! This has to be the CUTEST, MOST ORIGINAL idea I’ve ever seen!!!! I’ve used Altoid tins in the past for gift cards, little books, etc. but who would have ever thought to make it into a tool box!!!! YOU did! Can you tell I’m overwhelmed! The shiny red paint is sooo perfect! Your projects are always amazing but this one is making it’s way to the top! Thank you so much for sharing!! Happy New Year!

  • January 3, 2019 at 8:55 pm
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    These are so much fun! I had tried painting the tins before but maybe I forgot the sanding and primer part. I think I was too much in a hurry. These are just too cute. I love my Altoid tins but decided I could give up a huge bunch to the art center here but maybe I will keep some of them to make all these projects! How fun are these handles? You glued on the brad tops – brilliant idea and the handle is just the cutest! You always do such an amazing job. This is the best hop ever!!!

  • January 6, 2019 at 9:26 pm
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    so cute…I’m in love…….thanks for sharing…..

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