Picture of A Zippo Casing out of a Tic-Tac box

Hi. For my first instructable, I am going to show you how to use a Tic-Tac box to conceal and use a Zippo brand lighter. You can have it lying around, in front of someone, etc, and they won't be the wiser. With my technique, although I have never seen this attempted before, you can put in two Tic-Tacs, and when it is shaken, make it sound like it is full.

Make sure you read the entire thing before starting!

Although it is 12 steps, they are simple, single action steps, for the most part.

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Step 1: Materials

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Super Glue, The gel kind is best over the liquid kind
a sharp knife
Tic-Tac box
A Zippo brand lighter
a ruler
some Tic-Tac prints, second picture, save and print it at a 40% scale, found on google
glue stick

Step 2: Empty Everything

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Empty the Zippo casing and keep the lighter part. (I suppose you can keep the casing too)
Empty the Tic-Tac box. (You should eat them or save them) Make sure you keep two (2).

Step 3: Cut the Top

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Using your knife, cut the sticker where the white top meets the clear box, and take the top off.

Step 4: Marking the split

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Get your lighter and box side by side and mark where the top of the body of the lighter is on the box, taking into account that there is an indentation on the bottom that the lighter will sit upon and raise it.
Measure the mark however you want so that you have it even on all four corners.
This will be where the box will open.
CaseBoy4 years ago
hands down the coolest watt to tit-tac out your light, but the pictures are not focused. might I suggest using the micro setting?
Because I didn't really know what I was doing in terms of making the instructable, I did not realize how badly the pictures were blurred. On the camera it looked fine. I later tried using a magnifying glass to get clear closeups, but I am only now realizing that there is in fact a micro setting on the camera. Right now, I don't have the time, resources, or the time to get resources, to make another very soon.

Anyway, thanks for the comment.
Kiteman4 years ago
Much as I disapprove of smoking, I approve of lighters. Fire good.

This is a really nice execution, but, sorry, let down by the out-of-focus photos.