Nov
07
2011

3 Great Ways to Re-use Altoid Tins

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

Three great ideas for re-using those empty Altoid tins once you’ve eaten the mints:

Ear bud case for your gym bag.


Lipstick case for your purse.


Kid’s Busy Box for your car.

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  • Emily

    I use mine as a change purse :) You have some great ideas too! :)

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      Another great idea Emily–thanks!

  • http://www.avaandersonnontoxic.com/ginger ginger

    My mom always used an old Sucrets tin box for sewing pins and needles and some chalk…I found one at Brimfield so now I do too! :) Love these ideas too!

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      Oh I forgot about Sucrets, how funny! A sewing kit is a great idea too. Thanks Ginger. :)

  • Pamela Foster

    I utilize them for Splenda packets. Both my father and mother in law are diabetic, and they love it as a gift. Great to stuff stockings!

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      That’s a good idea Pamela. That would keep them from getting torn open in your purse. :)

  • Kel

    In our bathroom: one for bobby pins, one for ponytail holders, one for band-aids, and one for Q-tips :)

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      Great idea Kel!

  • marjorie

    You can also refill them with cough drops or candy to carry in your purse.

  • Shelley

    I use plastic baby food containers for batteries, loose screws, etc. I had a relative with a baby save them for me. Great for organizing the junk drawer and they stack well too.

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      Great idea Shelley! Thanks for taking the time to share it. :)

  • Mary

    I have one in my purse with pills, bandage, etc as a tiny first aid kit, and one is perfect for ob tampons.

    They are also fun to decorate.

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