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I hate to throw away those cute mint tins so I've come up with a few idea's to use them in the car or purse.
These are ideas for just the car/purse, in the house the options are endless!
So don't throw out those tins!
Lots of good ideas here!
I like to use a tin to hold my flash drives.
I organize my desk with them...paperclips, tacks, staples, etc. etc. & I hot glue one example of what is in the tine to the top for easy identification!
I use them for holding my stitch counters when I am crocheting or knitting.
Hi -- some good ideas! How about one with emergency information (name, address, emergency contact, list of medical problems, list of medications)? That might be life-saving!
By Grandma Bess
I like the idea of decorating them too. I think I will try that.
For example: if the person you are giving it to likes cats, make polymer clay cats/kittens and add other little items to decorate. Possibilities are endless, and ageless. Then use the tin to hold a gift like jewelry, gift certificate/gift card, candy, etc.
Or make them into little travel checker sets.
By Lynn Beth
Keep loose change in them for toll roads on a trip.
I ditto the tiny scrapbook idea. I actually have found some unpainted (silver only) and decorated them with scrapbook paper and embellisments using Mod Podge (this protects the paper as it is bouncing around your purse). They make great gifts!
One more idea for used tins;use for storing Artist Trading Cards. They are 2 1/2 X 3 1/2 inches in size, so every tin wouldn't work.
I keep my 'Made for you by GranMarty" labels in an Altoids tin that my son saved for me because he knows I love tins. The labels go on his daughter's sewn items.
I've painted the tin boxes with acrylic paint and then glitter painted things like angels on the top and sprayed it with clear paint and put lip stick in them. They'll hold 3 med. tubes. Thanks, Bonnie
I have used these tins for small first aid kits. Add some bandages, a couple alchol pads, a needle, a set of tweezers, small folding craft scissors, and whatever else you can fit in tin. Great for carrying in purse, backpack, hipster, or in sports bags.
I am an altered artist which means I change everyday objects like tins into beautiful objects of art. I collage or decorate the tins to use as gift containers for small items like jewelry. Decorate the top with things like old jewelry, polymer clay, material, etc. Terry
I use them to keep my money and giftcards and zoo membership in them (or other small cards)
The Altoid tin is the perfect size to hold business cards. I like to keep cards of recommended people like plumbers and electricians before I need them. The tin keeps everything neat and in one place.
And the tin would be sturdy too!
Nice. I always find them way too cute to not reuse :)
Great tip. I also get the 12 packs of waxy ear plugs from Walmart. The container is the best size for cards and you can see them as well.
I never throw away any of these small boxes. They include Altoid and other brands of mints. Russell Stover sometimes have their Whitman samplers in tin boxes.
This is a guide about crafts made using Altoids tins. Altoids tins, like their predecessors including the Sucrets tin from days gone by, beg to be reused for storage or crafts.