Hello! Thank you so much for all of your prayers for my trip to Guatemala. I'm planning on doing an overview of the trip sometime this week.. just give me a few days to get back into the swing of things. My heart is still in Guatemala! Also, thanks again to Cher from Designs by Studio C for guest posting while I was gone!
For now, you can enjoy this Father's Day tutorial that I've shared on Crafting a Green World. You've probably seen my Altoids Tin Business Card Holder before, but I wanted to make one that was specifically for Dad-- you know, something a bit manly. The great thing about this project is that it's super simple to make so you can definitely make a few before Sunday (which is Father's Day in case you didn't know). I've also shared 5 Eco-Friendly DIY Projects for Father's Day, so check those out too!
What You Will Need:
1. An Altoids tin. I found an old one at a thrift store that didn't have the lifted "Altoids" logo.
2. Spray paint
3. School glue
6. A pencil
How To Do It:
1. Spray paint the tin. I used "Slate Blue" by Rustoleum. I thought it had a manly look.
2. Trace the tin on your paper and then cut it out.
3. Write "Dad" in bubble letters. Then, cut it out.
4. Mix your school glue with a little bit of water (like I did in the original tutorial). Use the mixture to glue the paper to the top of the Altoids tin. You could also use Modge Podge (I'm just cheap!).
Some other ways you can personalize your tin:
- add paper to the inside of the tin for a decorative surprise!
- decorate your tin with the colors of your Dad's favorite sports team
- draw or glue your Dad's company logo to the top
- draw or glue your Dad's initials to the top
- make the Altoids tin look like an awesome tool box like Alpha Mom did
What are you making for your Dad this year? Leave links to your project ideas-- I would love to check them out and get some more inspiration!
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