I'm going to start and try to continue doing a series of Creative Idea posts. These may include DIY, recycling or otherwise. It will hopefully spark my creative juices as well as be budget minded.
There are times when I need to go straight from work to a function. Recently it was for Christmas Eve dinner at my mom's house. I wanted to be able to touch up my eye makeup a bit after I got to my mom's house but didn't want to carry the two palettes that my two pans of eyeshadows were in.
After a bit of thought, I decided that the two pans would fit into the small Altoids mint tin. I put a magnetic strip into the bottom of the tin and put the two pans into it. I was able to carry just that small tin, which was less bulky than carrying the two palettes. It worked very well but I had to admit that it looked a bit tacky.
Remember the packet of Victorian cutouts that I received as a gift from Jamilla? I used that for this creative DIY project.
I used the small Altoids tin, painted it a gold color and added one of the cutouts to decorate the cover, which hides the raised "Altoids" wording. The end result is a nicely decorated Altoids tin, in which one can't tell it was originally an Altoids tin, from the outside anyway.
As an afterthought, I didn't need to add a magnetic strip in the tin because the MAC pan is magnetized and the other pans that I have depotted has magnets applied to the bottoms of the pans already. They do adhere to the Altoids tin without the magnetic strip on the bottom.
I will be doing more of these and will also use the larger Altoids tin. I have also purchased a blank tin to see how that will work out and if it does work out well, I will be purchasing more blank tins to create magnetic palettes.