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 November 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm

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


Kimberlee November 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Another great idea Emily–thanks!


ginger November 7, 2011 at 10:04 pm

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!


Kimberlee November 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm

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


Pamela Foster November 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm

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!


Kimberlee November 9, 2011 at 12:39 am

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


Kel March 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

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


Kimberlee March 19, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Great idea Kel!


marjorie May 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm

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


Shelley December 18, 2013 at 5:38 pm

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.


Kimberlee December 18, 2013 at 6:50 pm

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


Mary January 23, 2014 at 8:14 pm

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.


Kimberlee January 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm

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