As I have mentioned before, I love to come up with ways to make some homemade gifts for my children without spending a lot of money. While perusing the internet, I came across this cute mouse in a tin. I thought this would be super cute to make for my child. But I did not want to spend any money, so I thought I would take on this project, then I realized my distaste for sewing. I knew that I would just end up frustrated for even starting this project, so I had to goto plan B.
What is plan B?? Figure out a way to mimic what I like in this mouse in a tin. First I had to find some small stuffed animals that would fit inside of my tin. Goodwill was a great place for that. I even removed some of the stuffing from the animals by ripping the seam in the back and then re-sewing them up.
I covered the bottom of the tin with a small piece of felt. Made a mini pillow. Hot glued the covers to the altoid tin. For the window, I cut a piece of black felt and cut out moon and star shapes to hot glue on. I cut mini curtains out of scrap felt. I covered the outside with a piece of scrap felt as well. In order to keep “froggy” shut down, as he is a little puffy….I had to attach the yellow strips to the edge to help the lid “catch” to something. A fun, inexpensive cute toy that didn’t cost me much.