These altoid tin crafts are so clever - I love that clock! Thanks for sharing!

30 Wonderful Crafts You Can Make with an Altoid Tin

If someone in your family loves to munch on Altoids ask them to save you the tins, so you can have a go at some of these amazing crafts you can make with an Altoid tin!

These altoid tin crafts are so clever - I love that clock! Thanks for sharing!

Our collection of Altoid tin toys proved so popular we set out to see what else we could do with an empty mint tin. And there is a lot of cool stuff!

Here’s our pick of the best Altoid tin crafts, so start saving up those tins because many of these would make fabulous gift ideas too!

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Altoid Tin Crafts

30. Turn it into a Christmas ornament

Altoid Tin: Turn it into a Christmas ornament

Found it here >> Altered Pages

Recycle some old Christmas cards and turn your mint tin into a fabulous ornament to hang from your tree.

29. Turn it into a Tangram puzzle box

Altoid Tin: Turn it into a Tangram puzzle box

Found it here >> Della Creates

If you know someone who loves tangram puzzles they’ll love this Altoid tin makeover!

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28. Turn it into a Tic Tac Toe game

Altoid Tin: Turn it into a Tic Tac Toe game

Found it here >> PBS

Altoid tin games are perfect for Doctor’s waiting rooms, church and restaurants. This craft is super easy and the source of never-ending fun!

27. Decorate it with Washi tape

Altoid Tin: Decorate it with Washi tape

Found it here >> Maker Mama

This has to be one of the easiest Altoid tin crafts, but also one of the most effective. Grab your favourite roll of Washi tape and get decorating!

26. Make a miniature pool table for Dad

Altoid Tin: Make a miniature pool table for DadALTHERE

Found it here >> Consumer Crafts

If you need a unique gift for Father’s Day try this. A miniature pool table that Dad will love!

25. Make a Back to School kit

Altoid Tin: Make a Back to School kit

Found it here >> Amanda Coleman Designs

No one would ever guess there was a repurposed mint tin hiding underneath this bright and funky design. And inside are all the essentials a high school girl needs to get through the day.

24. Make a tin travel candle

Altoid Tin: Make a tin travel candle

Found it here >> Design Sponge

If you’re putting together an emergency kit be sure to make one of these travel candles.

23. Make a cute business card holder

Altoid Tin: Make a cute business card holder

Found it here >> Julieann Art

If you need to display your business cards at a show or even in your store then check out this altoid tin craft for something eye-catching and unique.

22. Make a crayon holder for your purse

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Found it here >> A Girl and a Glue Gun

Make your tin look pretty, add some paper and crayons and you have the perfect thing to keep your kids occupied in restaurants.

21. Turn it into a teeny dollhouse

20. Repurpose your Altoid tin into a headphone case

Altoid Tin: Repurpose your Altoid tin into a headphone case

Found it here >> Unusually Lovely

Earbuds have a habit of getting themselves in a tangled mess so these cute earbud tins would make the perfect gift for any music lover!

19. Make a travel sized city of Paris

Altoid Tin: Make a travel sized city of Paris

Found it here >> Made by Joel

This is a teeny playset that can be enjoyed by adults and children alike. A miniature version of the city of Paris hidden inside an Altoids tin.

18. Turn your mint tin into a mini garden

Altoid Tin: Turn your mint tin into a mini garden

Found it here >> Life on the Balcony

If you’ve been busy making your own terrariums and you have too many sempervivum chicks try making one of these mini gardens with your metal breath mint tin. These would look great on a desk so maybe make one for your boss for Christmas!

17. Make a luggage themed Christmas tree ornament

Altoid Tin: Make a luggage themed Christmas tree ornament

Found it here >> Sadie Seasongoods

Here’s the perfect stocking stuffer for a traveller, a luggage themed Christmas ornament made out of an Altoid tin.

16. Make a bird themed Christmas tree ornament

Altoid Tin:  Make a bird themed Christmas tree ornament

Found it here >> Paper Calliope

If you have a friend who loves birds they will love this pretty bird Christmas ornament to hang on their tree.

15. Make an Easter gift

Altoid Tin: Make an Easter gift

Found it here >> The Crafty Crow

Here’s a super easy treat to add to your children’s Easter basket!

14. Make a St Patrick’s Day gift

Altoid Tin: Make a St Patrick's Day gift

Found it here >> Say No Sweet Anne

Make your own clover shaped mints and paint your tin with a gold glitter for a fabulous Leprechaun themed St Patrick’s Day gift.

13. Make a camera shaped accordion book

Altoid Tin: Make a camera shaped accordion book

Found it here >> Eco Green Love

If you’re road tripping to the zoo then craft one of these accordion books to keep your child entertained in the car!

12. Make a unique Christmas ornament

11. Make a chapstick holder

Altoid Tin: Make a chapstick holder

Found it here >> Crafty Lindsay

This Altoid tin craft is super easy to make if you have a hot glue gun, and makes the perfect gift for a teen girl who likes to carry a chapstick.

10. Craft your Altoid tin into a birthday card

Altoid Tin: Craft your Altoid tin into a birthday card

Found it here >> Craftster

Altered Altoid tins are perfect to give as a unique gift instead of a birthday card.

9. Make them over into a Valentine’s gift

Altoid Tin: Make them over into a Valentine's gift

Found it here >> About a Mom

If Valentine’s Day (or your anniversary) has snuck up on you again and you’ve no time to go buy a gift try this simple craft and turn your tiny tin into a heart filled gift.

8. Turn them into skin balm tins

Altoid Tin:  Turn them into skin balm tins

Found it here >> Bespangled

If you like to DIY your own beauty gifts for birthdays and Christmas then check out this tutorial that shows you how to use your Altoids tins for homemade lip balm or skin balm.

7. Use them to reorganise your stationery suppliers

Altoid Tin: Use them to reorganise your stationery suppliers

Found it here >> The 3Rs

Altoid tins are the perfect size for storing push pins and paperclips, but just putting them in a regular tin would be pretty boring right? Which is why you need to do this craft to add some cork and letter stamps.

6. Recreate your own Van Gogh masterpiece

Altoid Tin: Recreate your own Van Gogh masterpiece

Found it here >> Visual News

Okay, so you have to be seriously crafty to actually make this project but it was far too amazing not to share. Turn your altoid tin into a sculpture, by recreating a masterpiece from one of the Great Masters with polymer clay.

5. Upcycle them into a magnetic message board

Altoid Tin: Upcycle them into a magnetic message board

Found it here >> The 3Rs

If you’re decorating your desk space and need a bulletin board then check out this tutorial which shows you how to combine some Altoid tins (or any other kind of tin for that matter) and turn them into a corkboard meets magnetic bulletin board.

4. Convert it into a card holder

Altoid Tin:  Convert it into a card holder

Found it here >> Creme de la Craft

You know those days when you don’t really want to carry your purse but you still need something to put your cards, lipstick and gum in? Those are the days you need one of these fabulously decorated Altoid tins. The kiss clasp on the front is a really genius touch.

3. Turn it into a mini apothecary

Altoid Tin: Turn it into a mini apothecary

Found it here >> Artfully Musing

We’ve never seen anything like this before, and this miniature apothecary book would be a really unique gift idea for a Harry Potter fan.

2. Turn it into a mini suitcase

Altoid Tin: Turn it into a mini suitcase

Found it here >> 365 Days of Crafts

Use scraps of ribbon, stickers or anything else from your craft stash to turn your mint tin into a mini suitcase.

1. Combine your altoid tin with a card to make a clock

Altoid Tin: Combine your altoid tin with a card to make a clock

Found it here >> Design Sponge

If you have a favourite birthday card that you really don’t want to throw away why not combine it with an Altoids tin and make yourself a fabulous little clock!

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Who knew there were so many cool altoid tin crafts to make from an empty mint tin! Love that succulent garden!

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