Tin boxes that contain note paper or children's toys can become excellent supports for staging mini shrines. These sorts of boxes have plastic windows in the lids that can be removed easily. This particular one was left outside in the rain for a few seasons and became quite rusty. When working on a project such as this, it has to be figured out in stages. Attaching a hanger on the back was the first order of business. Holes were punched into the back of the box and a stiff wire was inserted into the holes then bent into curly cues on the inside to prevent the wire from slipping out. Then the background tin (shiny red) was cut to size and placed inside the box. A red block of wood was then taped into place and nailed on from the back. Next the pieces to be attached to the lid have to have holes punched in them as well as corresponding holes made in the lid. The Virgin of Guadalupe was then nailed to the wood, the roses and other pieces were riveted on. The lid was put on and a final blind rivet was put through the lid and the box.
This process can be done for other projects where a single image or tin piece is to be the staring attraction. The possibilities are endless.