I will show you step by step from altering the Altoids tin to gathering all your items and making your own unofficial badge! All you need is an Altoids or similar tin. Some black leather to line it with, inside and out. I used an old black leather tri-fold wallet. Then fill with the perfect tools for the job that fit right inside.
Crimes happen daily! Be prepared!
This is intended for amusement only. A fun & unique gift for your favorite C.S.I. wannabe! Or cute to use for a C.S.I. birthday party. Have fun!
Optional shown felt doughnut and reflector strip don't fit in the tin but won't melt in your pocket.
Step 1: Trace, Size, Cut & Place.
Label the top piece from the bottom.
Cut out pattern pieces along the trace lines.
Pin onto your fabric.
Cut around the fabric of your choice using scissors, following the pattern line.
Apply a layer of heavy glue like mod podge to the top of the tin.
Carefully apply fabric to the glue on the lid.
Use a roller or your hand to smooth any rough spots. Let dry. Repeat bottom inside, top and bottom.
Optional-If the tin is embossed, you can place a piece of duct tape over it to minimize the effect before gluing the fabric down.
Step 2: Badge
Step 3: Inside Operation
Now you are equipped to be an unofficial crime scene investigator! Have fun and stay safe!