Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Altered Altoid Tin / Button Swap.....

This month I participated
in a Fall Button Swap
over at

I'm not necessarily an avid button collector
 when I see interesting ones I do pick them up.
This swap was especially fun because
it required we alter
Altoid Tin
So much fun!
This is the tin that I made.....

I decided to use a bird
fluffing up her nest for winter
as my theme.

The string on the side is attached to the birds mouth
it has a tiny charm attached that says
"Made for you"

As well as buttons,
I placed a few odds and ends.
The kinds of random shiny
things birds pick up
from time to time.

I  lined the sides with
straw, string,colorful yarn, and shredded ribbon.
Just what a bird would use to fluff the nest.

Then I made a nest to place the finished tin in
 bundled it with some more of the colorful yarn.

I placed the nest carefully into this  mesh bag
and tied it with this lovely autumn leaf.
Inside the package is one of my
Trading Cards which also had a bird theme.
I had so much fun coming up with my concept.
It was my first time
making one of the altered tins.
I definately think it can become addicting!

I was so excited when my box arrived!
My swap partner
Blue Pig Designs

made this beautiful box.....

The lid is a raisedfloral design.
I'm guessing clay or resin.
She beautifully shaded the design in blue and gold,
I love the fringe trim...
These are the lovely buttons
that she sent..
Happy, shiny, sparkly ones and the red ones especially,
have great little designs.
You can check out others in the swap over at
Button Floozies
Thanks to Laurie for hosting!
I can't wait for the next swap!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. The details of your bird tin are exquisite. So creative.

  2. Oh what an amazing tin you made! I love all the little details! ANd the whole nesting bird theme is great! You did an awesome job, both of you! Becs

  3. Oh. My. Goodness. Your tin was beautiful -- so creative and sweet and my favorite theme! Birds!!
    I love the one you received in return -- it is just GORGEOUS!! I'm so happy you had such a great swap!

  4. OMG! I love your tin. Your partner was very lucky to get this.