Introduction: In Your Pocket Altoids Tin Get Well Care Package

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Ever find yourself needing a get well card and don't know where to turn? I have just the solution! How about a care package kit that fits in your pocket? Here you have the way to make one out of an altered Altoids tin. This super cute & unique gift is sure to bring smiles and lift hearts!
Be prepared for that unexpected time when a loved one falls ill. Sure to delight! Nothing helps you feel better like this does! Makes a thoughtful, charming and unique gift that says' I love you' and want you to 'Get Well Soon' like no other!
Bring to a hospital to open and display for ongoing cheer.

Step 1: Trace, Size, Cut & Place

Trace the tin lid and bottom onto a clean sheet of white paper.
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: Add Decoration for Smiles

To give your altered tin a nice look, cut out a picture from a recycled card or magazine. Find something bright and cheerful. I cut out the roses off tea tags and made a bouquet and used a recycled card for the inside covers. I cut a swatch of silk to fit the back and added a silk rose to the side of the vase. Saying get well soon doesn't get any cuter than this!

Step 3: Fill & Share Good Feelings!

I added some bags of soothing herbal teas, a couple of cough drops, a thermometer to check for fever and a silk handkerchief. These along with the very best get well soon wishes are sure to make someone feeling blue perk right back up again.
Optional not shown add travel packs of aspirin or alka seltzer, allergy medicine or any other tiny medicines specific to help your loved one feel better.

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