I tried an experiment, where I left Altoid tins in my garden bed to see if they would rust.
Some of them did rust a little bit, and some faded in the sun! I know you are wondering why you didn’t think to try this yourself – don’t despair! You also can fade your own Altoid tins in the sun! Here’s how:
Place Altoid tins in a garden bed, your yard, a patio, or on the dashboard of a automobile
My initial experiment involved two regular “red” Altoid boxes, and one Cinnamon box. I started at the end of the summer in 2019, and let them sit outside all winter. It wasn’t until later spring that I noticed the finish was fading. The second batch, shown above, started in July, and some of the boxes began fading within 3 weeks.
This diorama is in a box from the first batch. It shows, as you might guess, the Anatomy. of a Crime Scene.