Something to make
Saltwater Etching
Being a Tiny, Tiny Part of the Maker's Movement

For Christmas of 2012 I decided to make something small and handmade for my family. I am leery of giving people handmade gifts and imposing my idea of what's attractive on them, so I wanted it to be something useful as well. I found an online tutorial about how to saltwater etch designs into Altoids tins, which I thought was perfect. If people didn't like the designs, they could still keep something in them and throw them in a drawer somewhere.

The tutorials I used were the following, by Jake von Slatt:

I posted the results on flickr here.

The following are some things that I did differently from the article:

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