I spent many hours surfing the net trying to find the best and most creative gift for my girlfriend for Valentines day, and came up short. I tried thinking of what she really liked and that's when it hit me, a puzzle. This is a quick and relatively inexpensive Valentines day gift that can be made in a little under 2 hours, and its something that she will love, whether she is into puzzles or not. Its the thought that counts anyway.....right?
Step 1: Materials Needed
1 Altoids tin (Empty...eat the mints first :P )
1 set of scrap book lettering stickers (dollar store....woot)
1 image of you and your sweetheart (any size)
1 sheet of red paper
1 outline of a puzzle
** For this little project I made my image into an 8x10 but any image size will do.
Step 2: Trace and Cut
Next, trace around your Altoids tin on the red paper and begin cutting it out. What i did was first cut out the traced square, and then cut about an 1/8th of an inch in from the edge to make it just a little smaller then the lid of the altoids tin.
Step 3: Coverup!
This step is simple, once you have your red square cut to size, just tape it (or glue it) to the lid. Fairly simple.
Step 4: Write you message(s)!
At this point you can write whatever you want really, using your scrap book lettering. Unfortunately the phrase, "Happy Valentines day" didn't fit across the length of the tin, so as a side note, maybe smaller lettering would work better. But i think i got my message across. I also wrote a personal message on the inside of the tin lid.