Home Sweet Home - DIY Your Own Tiny House Tin!

Stay home and enjoy creating this pretty and petite DIY Tiny House Tin!


DIY Tiny House Tin box craft - a hinged tin with paper house images and words and hearts decoupaged onto cover

Love DIYs? Stuck inside?


This is the perfect craft that's sweet, chic and colorful - plus, it's so easy, you can make as many as you wish! It's very simple, and you only need a metal tin and a few other supplies to craft one.


I've always been a fan of using Altoids tins for crafting. They're fun to decorate, easy to find, and no matter which project you do, these little tins look terrific!


DIY Tiny House Tin box craft - a hinged tin with paper house images, llama, cactus and words and hearts decoupaged onto cover

This is a great DIY to try right now, since you can easily use supplies you already have, or are quick and affordable to come by.


Have multiple tins at home?

There are so many ways to re-purpose a mint tin, and you can do as many versions of this DIY as you like to use any stray tins you find!

DIY Tiny House Tin box craft - a hinged tin with paper house images and words and hearts decoupaged onto cover with little unicorns around it

Love the DIY but can't find any Altoids in the house? I actually purchased the tins featured here online.

You can purchase empty or 'blank' ones, so even if you don't like mints, you can still have fun with the cute tin box!


For the backdrop paper of each tin, I went with solid colors. The cottage paper I used had a lot of color, so I wanted them to really pop!


I used light patterned paper for the inside - whatever you think goes with the theme of your Tiny House!



DIY Tiny House Tin box craft - a hinged tin with paper house images and words and hearts decoupaged onto cover



I used scrapbook paper that had a pattern of houses already printed on it, but drawing a house, and using it in place of a store bought paper would look fab too!


Personalize it! Swap out the house for a castle, shop, or treehouse!


Have fun adding little cactus plants, clouds, or even 3D embellishments such as rhinestones or sequins!


DIY Tiny House Tin box craft - craft supplies including scrapbooking paper, stickers, and metal tin

Supplies :




Step One: With a pencil, trace around the top and bottoms of the mint tin on decorative paper of choice. Repeat with interior top and bottom of tin.


Step Two: Cut out the traced papers and glue onto tin top, bottom and insides. If you like, use a paint brush to smooth the paper down and get rid of any excess glue or air bubbles.


Step Three: Cut out houses and decorative elements of choice and glue/Mod Podge onto tin.


Step Four: Using a foam brush or paintbrush, paint a coat of Mod Podge over your paper-covered tin. The Mod Podge dries clear, and gives it a finished look, and it keeps your tin looking new!


DIY Tiny House Tin box craft - a hinged tin with paper house images  decoupaged with Mod Podge onto cover


Step Five: Add desired stickers/ embellishments to the tin.


Step Six (optional) : Add letter/word stickers if desired, to your house tin.



Voila! You've completed your DIY! Artsy, adorable and useful - Altoid tin crafts are so fun!

Need some ideas for what to use your adorable new creation for? Here are a couple ways you can make use of this Tiny House Tin:


  • As a mini jewelry box

  • Stationary box, to hold mini writing supplies such as a small pen and sticky notes

  • These tins make a great gift card holder!

  • Make it a little dollhouse for mini figurines, finger puppets or any other small toy!

  • Personalize a couple for paper doll storage

  • Display it on your dresser or nightstand as a little keepsake style box!


DIY Tiny House Tin box craft - a hinged tin with paper house images and words and hearts decoupaged onto cover

I had fun adding letter stickers and stickers with words to mine- a cute saying, initials or inspirational word is always a nice addition!


This is such a pretty little project that doesn't take up a lot of space or require a lot of supplies to create, but has the best result!



Another fabulous part about this craft is that it's so simple, yet customizable, so you can dream up an endless amount of tins with different backgrounds, themes and more!


You can make your own petite cottage, tiny townhome or cute castle...you choose!


DIY Tiny House Tin box craft - a hinged tin with paper house images and words and hearts decoupaged onto cover


Looking for a wonderful book to go along with this craft? One of our favorites is The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton!


Read our post featuring this Caldecott Winner for more fun to go along with this beautifully illustrated picture book!


Book cover of The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton shows a little house on a hill with two trees on either side and the sun shining and winking overhead. A Caldecott Winner badge on lower corner

We'd love to see pictures of your Home Sweet Home: Tiny House Tin!


If you make one - tag us on Pinterest or Instagram so we can see your version of this Stay at Home craft!


Home Sweet Home: DIY Your Own Tiny House Tin Pinterest Pin with houses decoupaged on cover of tin with heart and word 'dreamer' top

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Hope you enjoyed this DIY to make your own Tiny House Tin! It's an adorable DIY to do in an afternoon or whenever you're feeling creative!


There are lots of other fun themes you can use for you tins. Here's a fun one I did featuring cupcakes!

craft with Altoid tin decorated with papers, cupcake stickers, flamingo and table with notebook and colored pencils

What kinds of crafts do you like doing? Weaving? Sewing? Scrapbooking? Let me know in the comments below!


Stay Home and Keep Crafting!

đź’— Cenzia


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