Altoids Tins - A Myriad of Uses
Recycle your mint and candy tins.
Altoids and other candies sometimes come in great little tins. It really seems a shame to throw away such useful little boxes, they just call out to be made into something new. There are so many things that can be done with these little mint tins, from useful to decorative to inventive.
Polymer Clay Covered Tins
Covering mint tins with polymer clay has been very popular for years. The basics are simple but the finished product can be as simple or elaborate as the creator wants.
- HowTo Cover an Altoid Tin
I've had such fun covering Altoid mint tins and other tins.
- Altered Altoid Tin with Polymer Clay - the Sea Maiden by ToniAnn Carbone
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- Cut Out + Keep | Project Â» Faux Wood Altoid Tin Box
Classy, finished wooden box minus the wood..
Covering Tins with Polymer Clay TV
Geeky Tin Projects
Those of a more geeky nature have also had a lot of fun with altoids tins. Using them as cases for a variety of gadgets.
- MintyBoost! - Small battery-powered USB charger - Instructables - DIY, How To, tech, music - Entry
This project details a small & simple, but very powerful USB charger for your mp3 player, camera, cell phone, and any other gadget you can plug in...
- LED Beginner Project: Part 2 - Instructables - DIY, How To, tech - Entry
This project was my next step in my exploration of the world of LEDs. Here, I will show how to wire LEDs in parallel in order to make a simple bike l...
- Easy LED Flashlight - Instructables - DIY, How To, tech - Entry
Hello,Welcome to my Easy LED Flashlight
Geeky Altoid Tin Video Projects
Re-purposed Tin Projects
Tins are so great for holding little objects, turn one into a tiny kit or case!
- Altoids Tin Pocket-Sized Watercolor Box - Instructables - DIY, How To, outdoors - Entry
This Instructable, my entry in the pocket-sized contest, will teach you how to build your own pocket-sized watercolor box.Remember when you were a k...
- Altoid's Tin Wallet
Altoid's Tin Wallet
- Altoids Tin Garden - GOMI Style
Everyone seems to be putting their DIY projects into Altoids tins and other candy containers. I've been collecting these small containers for a while but didn't have a use for them until now. The Altoids Garden.
- The Pocket Tacklebox
Do you love fishing? If you do, then you will love this mini tackle box made with just an altoids tin and a couple popsicle sticks. This tacklebox wil...
- Pocket First Aid Kit
Out hiking or just for a walk and don't want to carry a bulky kit? This will fit into your pocket no trouble!The ever so versatile Altoids Tin becomes...
Crafty Tin Projects
- Project - Decoupage a Fantasy with Altered Tins - Paper Crafts
Take a discarded mint tin, tissue paper, glue and glitter and youÂ´re off to Neverland. - Project - Decoupage a Fantasy with Altered Tins - Paper Crafts is a personally written site at BellaOnline
- Altered Tin - Mini Purse - Craftbits.com Craft Project
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Advanced Tin Projects
These projects are not for the faint of heart. They are only for the hard core altoids tin creator.
- Copper Plating and Etching Altoids Tins | The Steampunk Workshop
Electrolytically Etching and Copper Plating Altoid Tins
- Hacked Gadgets :: View topic - Altoids can Morse Code Oscillator
Morse code oscillator from a tin.
- Make: Online | Altoids Tin Radio
The awesome Craig Smith is at it again. He continues to explore the venerable crystal radio, now focusing on miniaturization. And that, of course, means on thing: Mint Tin Crystal Set! Craig writes...
- Make: Online | Mint-Tin FM Transmitter
Chris's transmitter uses only 17 parts and has a range of 100 feet indoors. The goal of this project is for me personally to learn a little more about fm transmitters and fm bug making (may the HA