If you're looking for altoid tin projects you're in the right place. We've got everything from computers to fish ponds so you don't want to miss this one!

27 Awesome Altoid Tin Projects You Need to Try

If you’re looking for altoid tin projects you’re in the right place. We’ve got everything from computers to fish ponds so you don’t want to miss this one!

If you're looking for altoid tin projects you're in the right place. We've got everything from computers to fish ponds so you don't want to miss this one!

Altoid Tin Projects

We have to confess that we’ve recently developed an obsession for upcycling and repurposing Altoids tins. There is just something about miniature toys and crafts that’s quite compelling. Today we’re finishing up our collection by sharing some awesome altoid tin projects. We’ve got everything from computers to fish ponds so you don’t want to miss this one!

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27. Use your Altoids tin to make a miniature book report

Use your Altoids tin to make a miniature book report

Found it here >> Sunny Mix

If your kids always complain when it’s time to write a book report show them this Altoid tin project, because these book reports are as creative as they get!

26. Turn it into a secret garden

Altoid Tin: Turn it into a secret garden

Found it here >> Pixie Hill

This is a totally magical Altoids tin project. Take your mint tin and turn it into a secret garden.

25. Make an advent calendar countdown

Altoid Tin: Make an advent calendar countdown

Found it here >> Hand Krafted by Stephanie

We LOVE DIY Advent calendars and this one made entirely of Altoids tin might just be our all time favourite!

24. Make a travel aromatherapy kit

Altoid Tin: Make a travel aromatherapy kit

Here’s a clever idea to have access to your favourite essential oils when you’re out and about.

23. Turn it into a chair

Altoid Tin: Turn it into a chair

Found it here >> Small Heart Desire

Amazing. A miniature chair made out of an Altoids tin. Your dollhouse dolls will never have experienced such luxury!

22. Turn your altoids tin into a mini lash kit

21. Make a case for your Raspberry Pi

Altoid Tin: Make a case for your Raspberry Pi

Found it here >> Instructables

We never thought we’d see the day someone showed us how to put a computer inside an Altoids tin.

20. Make a solar powered iPhone charger

Altoid Tin: Make a solar powered iPhone charger

Found it here >> Instructables

If your phone often runs out of battery while you’re out and about have a go at converting your Altoids tin into a solar powered charging station.

19. Turn your Altoid tin into a fish pond

Turn your Altoid tin into a fish pond

Found it here >> Bon Appeteats

Seriously. A fish pond. Complete with teeny fish and turtles. It’s ok, they’re made with polymer clay, but your workmates would be convinced they were real!

18. Make a travel embroidery kit

Altoid Tin: Make a travel embroidery kit

Found it here >> Makezine

You never need to worry about a button falling off your shirt again when you have this handy embroidery kit in your pocket or purse.

17. Make a decision making kit

Altoid Tin:  Make a decision making kit

Found it here >> Try Blue Me and You

As Altoid tin projects go this one is our favourite. A real life roc, paper, scissors for when you need to make a life changing decision, or just decide what to make for dinner!

16. Make a miniature zen garden

Altoid Tin: Make a miniature zen garden

Found it here >> Design Sponge

Bring a sense of calm to your desk with this miniature zen garden.

15. Make a pocket-sized watercolour box

Make a pocket-sized watercolour box

Found it here >> Instructables

If you have a friend who likes to paint outdoors this would be the perfect gift to make for them. Watercolours in their pocket thanks to an upcycled Altoids tin.

14. Make a stamp dispenser

Altoid Tin: Make a stamp dispenser

Found it here >> Garrettfam

If you’re forever losing your roll of postage stamps this is the perfect Altoid tin project for you. Take that tin and turn it into a start dispenser!

13. Make a portable media player

Altoid Tin: Make a portable media player

Found it here >> Adafruit

Stand out from the crowd and listen to your favourite tunes from an Altoids tin!

12. Make a USB drive

Altoid Tin: Make a USB drive

Found it here >> Instructables

This would make a brilliant STEM project that has a practical use. Turn an old Altoids tin into a USB drive!

11. Turn it into a doll sized suitcase

Turn it into a doll sized suitcase

Found it here >> Crafty Crafts

If your daughter (or son) has a doll that she loves to travel with then why not take some time to make her a teeny suitcase.

10. Make a pocket sized pool table

Altoid Tin: Make a pocket sized pool table

Found it here >> Instructables

What a great way to keep everyone entertained while waiting for the food to be served next time you eat out. Pocket sized pool in an Altoids tin!

9. Turn it into a jewellery box

Altoid Tin: Turn it into a jewellery box

Found it here >> How Stuff Works

Use polymer clay to decorate the outside of your Altoids tin and turn it into a gorgeous jewellery box. It would make the perfect gift for a little girl of a birthday or Christmas.

8. Make a mini toolbox

Altoid Tin: Make a mini toolbox

Found it here >> Alpha Mom

Father’s Day gift alert! How cute are these miniature tool boxes? And they’re the perfect size for storing screws or nuts and bolts inside Dad’s toolbox.

7. Grow a miniature garden

Altoid Tin: Grow a miniature garden

Found it here >> GOMI Style

Add some greenery to your desk by growing a miniature garden in an old Altoid tin or other candy container.

6. Turn your mint tin into pin cushion

 Turn your mint tin into pin cushion

Found it here >> My Recycled Bags

Here’s a clever project that would be a unique gift idea for someone who loves to sew. A little tin for storing their accessories with a pin cushion on the top.

5. Make a pocket sized flashlight

Altoid Tin: Make a pocket sized flashlight

Found it here >> Instructables

What a brilliant idea. Turn your old Altoids tin into a pocket sized flashlight. Perfect for power outages and camping trips.

4. Upcycle the tin into a tiny prayer box

Upcycle the tin into a tiny prayer box

Found it here >> Traveler’s Dream

These would make wonderful gifts for your prayer group or Sunday School.

3. Make a tiny first aid kit to carry in your purse

2. Make your own Altoid tin travel games

Make your own Altoid tin travel games

Found it here >> Instructables

Make your own Altoid tin travel games using Fimo and tiny magnets. Just make sure you don’t let little ones play with the pieces as they might swallow them.

1. Decoupage the Altoid tin

Decoupage the Altoid tin

Found it here >> Mod Podge Rocks

Personalize your tin with a little decoupage and then use it to store anything you like.

These altoid tin projects are so much fun! I really want to make that fish pond!

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