Monday, November 16, 2009

Mini Lunch box tins...who got some

Did any of you guys get the mini lunch box tins from Dollar Tree? I got a few *okie laughs at saying a few* and started altering last night. I did a cut file for covering the tin that I need to tweak just a bit. If any of you got the tin let me know and I will post the cut file tonight. It includes cuts for the top, bottom, side and lid side. The cuts are there for where the latch is, which is a pain in the hiney when trying to cut by hand.


  1. Okie-at your suggestion I picked up a few as well. Oh the endless possibilities for what can go inside. I would love the cut file for help in altering them.

  2. Yes, Okie I picked up 10 of them. I was stressing b/c i had never done any before. Thanks for offering up the cut file for them, this will help a great deal. Do you paint the can first? I was thinking of painting them a solid color. Mine are all a printed design even the edges.

  3. inspire-a-tion.blogspot.comNovember 16, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    I love your blog and how you talk with yourself.

    I have been following the saga of your daughter's theft and I want to tell just because she got all her stuff back doesn't mean her identity could not have been stolen.

    Someone got a hold of our info and tried to change the address on our credit card and charged $15,000 at Saks 5th Ave in NY (we live in Oregon). Luckily Saks called our bank & the bank called us.

    People can steal and use your identity with just a little bit of info - name, address, etc.

    If she has credit cards - get in touch with them. Contact credit reporting companies (Equifax is one) & let them know her identity could have been stolen when her purse was stolen so they can tag her name & credit. Supposedly one will let the other credit reporting companies know.

    If she has a bank account call the bank too.

    The reason I wanted you to know this is because when our identity was stolen we had no idea until the idiot in NY made the mistake (thank goodness he was an idiot) charged such a large amount that immediately brought it to our bank's attention.

    What the thief got from us was hacking into the banks info and getting our name, address, Driver's License #, SSN and even my husband's Mom's maiden name. We had read in the paper this had happened and when we contacted the bank they told us there was "No porblem." There was a problem but, luckily, no one lost anything BUT we had to do a lot to protect our identity in the future. We still check everything very carefully all the time to make sure no one else purchased this info.

    Even if your daughter did not have credit cards, etc. it doesn't mean they won't open credit cards and run them up and she won't know until she goes to open credit and find hers is trashed.

    Now every time we are out of town or out of state and charge anything our bank calls us to make sure we are the ones charging.

    I don't want to scare you or anyone else reading this, but if I can help anyone from going through what we did I'll be a camper.

  4. I didn't get any, but I might just run down there and see if they have some left just so I can use your cut file and save some time. LOL Thanks Okie again for always sharing.

  5. I would love the cut file. Thanks for sharing.


  6. Really? Dollar Tree? I wish I can go but I'm sitting and his mommy forgot to leave the car seat...bummer.

  7. Yes and mine was filled with beef jerky! Ok I didn't the lunch boxes, but I thought I would mention the beef jerky now that I got it! LOL

  8. I just found your blog, so I didn't know about the Dollar Tree tins. Hmmmmmm, wonder if they have any left.

  9. Yes I got three, that is all that they had left! PLEASE make my life LOTS easier and post this!

  10. I got them Okie. Cut file ...cut file... cut file. LOL!

  11. I just ran out and had to get some. Don't quite know what I will put in them...but that's a decision for later. Please send the cut file.