Sunday, July 8, 2012

38 Uses for Tin Boxes

I LOVE Pinterest!  I have found a handful of amazing ideas using recycled (or upcycled) Altoid tin boxes over this past year, and I am so excited to try some of them.  Check out all of these awesome ideas!  Some are simple, some are super crafty, some are incredibly brilliant.  I can't wait to try some of these!  Which do you love?

Travel Wee Buddies
at Craftsy

Boo Boo Box
at Runs With Glitter

Altoid Box Doll Suitcase
at Crafty Craft Create

Picture Frame / Photo Holder
at Design Sponge

Jewelry box closed Jewelry box with scroll
Jewelry Box Tutorial
at One Day When I Have Time

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at Zakka Life

Tiny Treasure Hunt
at Spoonful

at Storage Glee

at Kristine McKay 

mint tin poetry
at RePlayGround

Post image for Mint Tin Turned Mini Garden
at Life on the Balcony

Decorated Altoids tin gift box

at Random Thoughts of a Super Mom

at Junk&Stuff

shared at the Daily Digi

at Creative Juice

at HomeSpun Threads

Wee mouse tin house
at Oh! Sweet Babies

at Green Bee

at Crafty Chica

at The Art Annex

at Emily Giovanni

at Inner Child Fun

at Martha Stewart

at A Girl & A Glue Gun

The Idea: Altoid Tin Business Card Holder
at iVillage

store-cupboard supplies by *hogret
shared at VisualizeUS
LOTS of other great examples of Altered Tin Art HERE

at inspire co.

First-Aid Kit and a DonationFirst-Aid Kit and a Donation
at Spoonful

at A Girl & A Glue Gun

Handy Kit
at Family Fun

shared at

at One Pearl Button

I'm thinking you want to stock up on your tin boxes now, right?
I know I do!


  1. I love upcycling mint tins. I'm pinning this post so I can return to many of them. I've created mini lessons with mint tins before (here), and I love these creative ideas.

  2. Thanks for including the Altoid Box Suitcase from our crafts blog! I love this collection of ideas and will try some of the others.

    Kami Kinard
    (Scholastic 2012)

  3. Oh my goodness! I can't wait to try one of these. Thanks for sharing!

  4. FABULOUS round up. I wish I had caught this before getting rid of my stock piled since my teens collection! I think teenage me was more creative and had big ideas. Well, no time like the present to buy a new tin!

  5. Oh my gosh I love all of these ideas! How can I possibly eat that many Altoids??

  6. oh that is amazing! found it on pinterest, it's worth sharing!
    Rachel :)

  7. I love this so much! I just gave it a pin on Pinterest- SusieQTpies

  8. Too many cute ones to name my favorite. I am not gonna have to eat more Altoids :) . Thanks for all the links.

  9. I just found this and love it! I have made a few altered tins and love doing it. Thanks for so many new and fun ideas to try.
    Oh one I made you don't have on here is a travel tin for tea bags. I have several friends who only drink tea and carry tea bags with them all the time. The tin was decorated with all kinds of tea pics, etc... and they could keep their tea bags safe in the purse or bag.

  10. I am going to try an Altoids tin travel Nativity using felt. But make them into finger puppets. This is so cute, thanks for all the great ideas.

  11. Great compilation of ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  12. those are awesome ideas for your tin boxes. Could you please do the same thing ink box files?

  13. thanks for posting..

  14. Makes me want to go buy Altoids NOW!

  15. Adorei tudo, são úteis e muito criativos. Parabéns! vou fazer alguns. Beijãooo.

  16. Oh my goodness! I love these.. that travel wee is soo adorable!

  17. This is amazing!!!! I can't wait to try some of these!

  18. Just found this through pinterest. Great list!

    Here's one I made last year for my boys:

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  20. I love little mini things! I have a bunch of these already pinned, but thanks for so many new ideas i'd not seen!

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  24. I like to buy these mints that have interesting tin boxes. Once, I made some storage boxes out of these tin boxes for small items. My nieces love these when they saw the storage tin boxes that they use these for their fancy jewelry. They even use these for gifts to their friends.

  25. Beautiful! I have a friend who decorates empty tins with polymer clay! Check out her facebook page!

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