Saturday, July 5, 2008

Altered Tins & USB Drive Holder

I have always admired the altered tins with the paper pads inside of them. I always wondered where do you find paper to fit inside the tins? Well, I still dont have that answer, but I can show you how to cut the paper down to size.

Supplies you will need:

I first measured the paper inside the tin to see where I should make my cut. I then lined up my straight edge with the line on the paper and cut through the sheets of paper. I had to go back and forth several times and use a bit of pressure to get through the entire stack of paper. The paper pad is then ready to be decorated and placed in the tin.

I decorated the DVD tin and the paper pad with Daisy D Paper. I inked the edges of the paper before adhering the paper with my taperunner. I put tiny buttons on top of the pink polka dots as accents. I covered the inside of the tins too.
I also created a little holder for a USB drive out of Small Hinged Top Tin. I have seen these done with Altoid style tins, but I made my holder with a smaller version of that style tin. I found the USB drives to fit inside this tin at Costco (which is a price club discount warehouse in NY).
I also customized my USB drive with the same paper.

I hope you enjoyed my little project. This was quite possibly one of the quickest projects that I have ever done. Thank you for stopping by =) Do not forget to enter my blog candy contest. I will select a winner for a $25 gift certificate to my store on July 9, 2008.


Edit: If you are interested in the smaller USB drive, I found it on sale at Staples this week.


Kathy said...

This is really cool. Where do you find the tins? Thanks for the idea!

basketmaster said...

Those turned out very pretty! I like how you used to 'top' of the staples pad.
Nancy J.

Roz said...

These are really adorable!! If you don't want to cut the pads down yourself, staples or kinko's will do this for you (in bulk is best) for a reasonable fee.

Kim said...

Absolutely LOVE it! You did a AWESOME job!!!!!!!! Love the little USB holder too! I need to make one of those for my USB for my backpack!
Hugs~ Kim

Susan said...

Aren't tins fun to alter? This is so stinkin cute and I love the paper! Way too cute!

Kristine said...

Sooo cool! Love them;)

Nicole said...

Great altered tins, Loreen. I love that you altered a thumb drive, too! Very cool!

Betsy said...

How fun! I'll bet my dh and son would quit "borrowing" my thumb drive if it were decorated like this, lol!! Thanks for sharing!

Betsy Z

Debby said...

Very cute!

Ami said...

I love this idea. I could put my MP3 player and my USB drive in one and carry them with me. Thanks for showing us.

Elaine said...

Loved it. I don't usually stray into "altered art" projects but for this one, I think I will. Thanks so much for the post.

Elaine said...

Loved this project. I don't usually stray into "altered" art projects, but I think I'll make an exception for this one!

Kimberly said...

Oh my goodness! These are the cutest things ever! I really have to do this one day!! They would make such great gifts!

Kimberly @ AllAboutKimberly

deb said...

WOW I just saw this and love it! What a cute thingy!! I like the tablet in there. That would be cute for a gift!

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