Mint Tin Upcycled Mini Album

5 years ago

Have you been snapping a ton of photos this summer? Me too. It's not the "taking" of the pictures that's tough for me... it's the What do I do with them? afterwards that sometimes gets me stuck.

Here's a simple and cheap DIY idea for showing off those precious pictures. The finished project is so small... you can tuck it in your purse. And the next time someone asks you about what you did for vacation-- you can show them!

 Free your memories from your cell phone and camera... using a upcycled mint tin.

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

Print and cut out some 3' x 2' photos. Use double sided tape to adhere.

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! Enjoy your vacation memories again and again!

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