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Mint Tin Upcycled Mini Album

Mint Tin Upcycled Mini Album

Happy vacations photos should be shared, right? Not stuck in cell phones or on computers! Free your pictures and show ’em off.

Mint Tin Upycled Mini Album - Yesterday on Tuesday

To make a mini photo album out of a mint tin, you only need a few supplies: a mint tin, Mod Podge, double sided tape, a map or paper, stuff for embellishing like a small piece of ribbon and a button and most importanty… a small stack of vacation photos. Print them out (3″ x 2 ” size) in batches with your home printer. You don’t even need photo paper… regular white printer paper or cardstock works great.

Upcycled Mini Album Supplies - Yesterday on Tuesday

Cut out a piece of map or paper larger than the lid of the tin.

Tin - Upcycled Mini Album

Paint the lid with Mod Podge.

Mod Modge Mint Tin - Yesterday on Tuesday

Adhere paper. When dry, use a nail file to file around edges– making paper fit perfectly.

Nail File Mint Tin Upcyled Photo Album - Yesterday on Tuesday

Set aside.

Map Cover Upcycled Mint Tin  - Yesterday on Tuesday

Measure, cut and attach a small piece of ribbon with hot glue.

Hot Glue Trim Upcycled Mini Album - Yesterday on Tuesday

Use the insert from the mint tin to trace and cut out paper for interior.

Interior Upcycled Mint Tin - Yesterday on Tuesday

 Use double sided tape to adhere paper to inside of tin if desired. Print and cut out some 3′ x 2′ photos.

Mini Pix Upcyled Mini Album - Yesterdat on Tuesday

If you want, embellish top with stickers and a button and toss in purse.

Finished Upcycled Tin Mini Album - Yesterday on Tuesday

Next time someone wants to take a peek at your vacation photos, you’re set!

Mini Album - Yesterday on Tuesday

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  1. What a wonderful creation, Malia and your children are just too cute! : ) hugs, mb

  2. What a cute idea!!

  3. This is adorable, Malia!! I am going to do this with my Colorado vacation pics. Thanks for the great idea.

  4. Jane Harrah says:

    I also love using a mini-tin for a first aid or sewing kit. Lots of fun uses! Thanks for sharing Malia.

  5. Cute idea Malia! Makes a great keepsake. I love the idea of putting the map on the top of the tin. There is so much potential in an empty tin of mints!

  6. This could not be any cuter! What a great way to save memories (and it is little!)

  7. This is so cute! What a fun idea!

  8. Malia, this is absolutely darling! I’m a big fan of creative memory-keeping and miniatures — your project is a diminutive delight!

  9. Wonderful idea for repurposing a tin! Sweet idea and sweet children!

  10. Meredith says:

    This is such an amazing idea, and what a fun thing to keep on your coffee table!

  11. This is such a great idea! I’ve been looking for ideas to put together a little package for my sister who just moved away, and this is definitely happening in some form! Thanks so much for sharing! I would love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there. :)

  12. such a wonderful idea! love those little mini tins.

  13. This is such a cute idea and I love using a map. Thanks for sharing at this week’s BFF Open House.

  14. Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up today!

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