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Discussion in 'Hobbies and Collectibles' started by wdwgrandma, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. wdwgrandma

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    Here's the scenario :

    I have lots of adorable little mint and candy tins that I have collected over the years. Some are Disney and some have been given to me by overseas Disney friends. I don't want to be practical and use them to store small objects. I do, however, want to display them.

    Any ideas? Thanks!
     
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    Have you searched on pinterest? I bet there's a lot of good ideas there.

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    Tell ya the truth, I didn't even consider looking there!

    off to check Pinterest...
     
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    Ok, a lot of pins for decorating/changing your tins... But nothing on displaying them... oh poo!
     
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    I have a tin from our Disney cruise, a villain tin that my DSIL gave me, a couple from Scotland, several different cinnamon mint tins I've picked up at WDW over the years... I have one from the Luxor in Vegas a friend brought me. I even have some larger ones- a Mickey watch came in one...

    I wish I could think of a cool way to show them off.
     
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    Maybe get a shadow box & display them there. You could even go so far as to attach the box to the top of a small table. My sister has a deeper setup like that with her pageant crowns in it.

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    The shadow box idea might just work!

    I like the table idea, but I want to display them in my craft room to brighten it a bit and I won't have room for a table (small room...).

    Thanks!
     
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    What about a photo pocket that hangs on the door?
     
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    You could use those awesome Command strips, that are velcro, to hold them in place. That way you won't damage them keeping them put.

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    I was trying to figure out an interesting way to use magnets...
     
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    The strips avoids having to glue them.

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    Yeah, I figured... I was thinking about maybe a magnetic white board since the tins are all metal. But the shadow box is actually a better idea . Now I just need to find a nice one!
     
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    You might want to try a second hand store or Good Will shop...most shadowboxes are going to come from older households usually in rummage sales or donations now. I haven't seen anything new in a shadowbox in years. There are a few nice display shelves on Target.com and Walmart.com but nothing that I would call a shadow box.
     
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    Hobby Lobby has shadow boxes.

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    We have Michael's around here, but not so much Hobby Lobby which is not that clise.
     
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    We have a Michael's but they have nothing to speak of in Shadow boxes...maybe its more regional then era :shrug: Never heard of Hobby Lobby. I had one other thought...if you have any stores that are going out of business or remodeling...years ago (again) my grandfather picked up a lighted Timex display case from a store that was remodeling. He gave it to me and as a teen I had my figurines and statuettes in it and they were kept dust free (yes I was an OCD teen too). It was made of plastic and one day it got tipped and broke (thankfully none of the contents were damaged) but it had 6 little shelves to display watches on that worked well for small knick knacks and diecast cars.
     
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    How about those magnetic wall racks for chefs knives?
     
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    Wow... good ideas all! I guess I'm going to have to look around and see what's available. That could be fun! Ya know, there's an antique shop not far away. I wonder what they might have that would serve the purpose?
     
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    That's a good idea too!

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    I wonder where I can find those?
     

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