Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin! A Fun DIY Craft for Kids of All Ages!


Create your own A-Door-Able Altoid Mint Tin with this cute DIY!


Easy and fun to make and decorate, DIY your own cute door front with a repurposed Altoid mint tin for your dolls or miniatures to enjoy!


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! Calico Critter Sylvanian Family bunny by pink door

Both affordable and a blast to use afterwards, find out how to makeover an Altoid mint tin and turn it into a fab miniature door you'll love!


This project is fun for kids, teens and adults- customize this craft to whomever is interested!


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! Calico Critter Sylvanian Family bunny and sea otter by pink door

Repurposing an Altoid or other mint tin is a fabulous way to get crafty, creative and find a new use for something you already have!


I wanted to DIY a picture-perfect door-theme for a fun mini mint tin 'makeover'!


Sweet, super simple and using only a few supplies, you can make your own version of this fun creation in an afternoon!


I had so much fun coming up with my Home Sweet Home Tin DIY, that I knew I had to dream up one more to make!

DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! Calico Critter Sylvanian Family baby bear by blue door

Love looking at those iconic and colorful doors around the world on Pinterest? So do we!


Fun, colorful and so dazzling with an eye-popping array of hues, make your own mini version of your favorite door to use as storage, a portable dollhouse, or to gift to someone special!


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! World's Smallest Barbies by pink and blue door

Whether you're in love with retro Palm Springs doors, London's Notting Hill houses, or want to replicate a favorite fictional home, you can personalize this project to be your dream doorfront!


Need inspiration? Here are a few ideas for Door Themes:

  • A door from a favorite book!

  • An iconic door you love

  • A door from a favorite movie or TV show

  • Your own front door!

  • A door in your favorite color

  • A door inspired by a hobby- flowers for gardening, music notes if you play an instrument, or lots of blue and some shells glued around the door if you enjoy swimming!

  • Animals/Pets

  • Travel/Hotel door

  • Business-bakery, shopping, etc

  • Garden/Fairy door

  • Vacation Door


Sylvanian Families/Calico Critters babies, Polly Pocket dolls, and other mini toys will fit into this cute door-front creation that's both super portable and so pretty!


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! Calico Critter Sylvanian Family bunny by pink door

If you've ever searched 'mint tin craft' on Pinterest, there's plenty of amazing mini art to catch your eye and tempt you to try an Altoid mint tin craft yourself!


When I looked for inspiration for this Altoid tin project, I saw so many terrific ideas! This mini printable really caught my eye, as did this list of terrific uses for Altoid tins!


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! - pink door

They make me want to try every one of the various 'makeovers' that have been dreamed up by creative bloggers, crafters and artists to reuse an old mint tin for something new!


Another fun idea for DIY dollhouse furniture? This Mini Matchbox Dollhouse Dresser DIY is so quick to make for your dolls, Calico Critters, or to gift to someone who likes small things!


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! Calico Critter Sylvanian Family bunny by pink door

Perfect for Sylvanian Families/Calico Critters, mini Barbies, or other small toys, this A-Door-Able Tin Craft is super easy and cute to DIY today!


Don't have a mint tin handy? You can purchase them for crafting here!


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! Craft supplies scrapbook paper, scissors, stickers, beads, Altoid tin,

A-Door-Able Altoid Mint Tin DIY


Supplies:

  • Mint Tin

  • Scrapbooking / Decorative papers

  • Faux pearls / Beads

  • Ribbon

  • Glue

  • Scissors

  • Pen/Pencil

  • Stickers

  • Extra Embellishments of choice-i.e. faux rhinestones, sequins, mini shells or scraps of fabric


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! Scrapbook paper and Altoid mint tin

Step One: Trace around the top and bottom of the mint tin on paper of choice and cut it out.

DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! Blank Altoid Mint tin, scrapbook paper and scissors

Step Two: Using a ruler, measure out a little square shape on your paper and use it as a template for your door panels and/or windows.


Repeat the step with different window/panel sizes if desired.



DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! with scrapbook paper, pencil and ruler


Step Three: Trace around your template and cut out your door panels/window squares. Repeat with all sizes.

DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! with scrapbook paper, pencil and ruler


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! with scrapbook paper, glue

Step Four: Glue your large panels on the door-shaped piece of paper and let dry.


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! with hinged tin, scrapbook paper, glue

Step Five: Glue your door paper onto the mint tin and let dry, then add the smaller panels on.


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! with scrapbook paper, beads, stickers


Step Six: Lay your tin flat and glue on your bead, gem or button for the doorknob.

Lay flat and let dry.



 DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! decorated altos hinged tins to look like mini doors


Step Seven: Add embellishments of choice!


Use ribbon or scraps of paper for curtains, draw details on for a wooden door, or glue a paper bird or tiny cactus to add some personality!



DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! With Calico Critters Sylvanian Families bunny

And you're finished!


You now have a lovely door tin you made yourself to keep and admire or give as a gift!


Simple enough to finish in an afternoon, this DIY craft is great for kids or teens and can be done again and again for different variations!


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! With Sylvanian Families Calico Critter Bunny in dress and little baby bear

Love these mini models? Here are the Calico Critters (called Sylvanian Families if you live in the UK), who helped out with the photoshoot:


Also assisting with the mini Altoid mint tin photo shoot were two of the World's Smallest Barbies, found here!


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! with finished decorated hinged mint tin to look like door and World Smallest Barbies

Whether you choose to make your door whimsical and artsy, or opt for cute and classic, this easy and affordable DIY repurposed Altoid tin tutorial fits all your crafting wishes!

DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! with Sylvanian Families Calico Critters sea otter figure

Hope you enjoyed this mini tin makeover DIY craft!


Have fun making an amazing little door tin for your miniatures or to tuck something special away inside!


Be sure to Pin this post for later so you can check back for the ideas and tutorial!


DIY - Make Your Own A-Door-Able Altoid Tin Craft for Kids of All Ages! Pin for Pinterest with pics of Altoid tins and Sylvanian Families

Super sweet and special, exercise your creative side with this DIY and be sure to tag us on social media @mykidzbookshelf so we can see your wonderful creations!!


Happy Crafting!

Cenzia


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