Altoids have long been my favorite mint. Curiously strong? Yes. Perfect? Again, yes. The cinnamon mints are my favorite, followed by peppermint. But I digress. I always keep my Altoids tins after I use them because they’re so handy. Use them to organize drawers, make travel toys for your kids and so much more. Well, here are 17 Altoids tin ideas to inspire you.
Neat Altoids Tin Ideas
Keep your earbuds tangle free in your purse or backpack.
Make a DIY advent calendar to use through the Christmas season. Each compartment can hold a nice little surprise, verse or activity for the family.
Put a pocket first aid kit together to keep in the car, in your purse or with your camping gear.
Make a magnetic tic tac toe travel game for the kids. It’ll make road trips so much easier.
Speaking of entertaining the kids, this magnetic fishing set is just about the cutest thing we’ve ever seen.
A coloring kit can be lots of fun, too. Travel Pictionary! They make darling party favors, too.
Glue a small Lego board to a painted Altoids tin, and put mini figures and pieces inside to create this fun mini Lego kit.
Melt a candle into your mint tin to take your favorite scent with you wherever you go. Doesn’t hurt to have one with you in case of emergencies, either.
Dancers and cheerleaders, this bun box is a lifesaver! You’ll always have everything you need to pull your hair up before practice.
This prayer box is such a sweet idea. What a great day to lift someone’s spirits… even a stranger!
If you’re ever stranded, this survival tin can keep you going for a while. The list includes everything you need!
Use them to organize all the odds and ends in your junk drawer.
Keep a stack of business cards with you to hand out wherever you go in your own diy business card holder.
A mini sewing kit can be a lifesaver when a button falls off.
Make a special tooth fairy box for each child. It’ll become a treasured memory that he or she can pass down to their own children!
Fish anytime, anywhere with a mini tackle box.
Refill the small Altoid tins with your own diy lip balm.