Friday, November 6, 2009

What can you do with an altoids tin?

What can you do with an altoids tin?  I made my son's first birthday party invitations. 

I don't do a lot of scrapbooky type of DIY - I'm much better with a can of spray paint, or some canvases - but I knew I wanted to do something special for his invitations.  This is what I came up with.

While it was pretty inexpensive (around $30 for all supplies and tools including the tins), it was a LONG process.  Don't worry, it only took like 2 weeks for me to complete them all just to find out TODAY that I put THE WRONG DATE on them. THE WRONG DATE!!!!!  HOLY MOLY!

At least there are only 10 families to notify of the wrong date.

Why did I spend all that time on those invites?  Just look at my little 'bout to be one year old Turkey!  I'd do anything for him! 

Well, I guess he probably won't know anything about his first birthday ivitations... OK OK, I did it for ME!  I love how they turned out.  Just wish I put the right date!

What have you done with altoids tins?  Have you ever made or received any other unique invitations?   Do you have any other ideas or tips for a first birthday party?  DO share!


  1. Wow that looks like a lot of work. But boy are they nice and who wouldn't want to do something great for cute little turkey. Happy Birthday Levi! Great job Mom!

    Have a fun filled weekend....Tracy :)

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  3. Sorry! That is the cutest idea! You put so much time and work into it, I am sure everyone loved it! Don't feel bad about the wedding invitation had the wrong year! No one wanted to tell me!

  4. Your baby is so cute, and the invites look great!

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