Cleaned Mint Tin Before Painting
Remove any stickers and clean & wash the used tins. Let Dry Completely. Wipe with alcohol to remove any residue. You could sand the outside of the box before sanding to give it a different look if you wanted. Spray outside of tin using acrylic paints with several light coats. Turn upside down if you don’t want to spray the inside too but you can paint it if you wish. Let dry completely. Paint your theme with acrylic paints. If you do not know how to paint flowers, etc, just paint simple items like stars, hearts, polka dots, stripes, etc. Or use a simple design like an American Flag, stick figure flowers, trees, etc. You can paint them to match the holiday, candles for Birthday, Christmas trees for Christmas Gift Cards, Hearts for Valentines Day, Etc. Let dry completely. You can add gold to the edges or paint the bottom a different color if you wish. Adding some glitter might be fun too! Glue on jewels or trinkets if desired.
Spray your painted box with a clear Acrylic or brush on varnish. Let dry. Apply several light coats. Add your gift card and tie with a ribbon if you wish.
Finished Painted Tin
Tips: Use stencils if you feel you are not artistic. Be sure to spray light coats of paint so you do not get too much paint that might cause runs. Be sure paint is dry before moving to the next step. Have Fun!
Gift Box Inside