My idea contains no fancy construction, original ideas, MSG, or preservatives.
Customize it! Ladies, you can add a strap to carry on the town, or guys paint it matte black and add a custom hot rod emblem like I did.
Wallet challenge - looks like someone posted one while mine was in progress! Great minds think alike - oh well on with the instructable!
Step 1: Gather your items
1. One Altoids tin, or several.
2. Rubber bands, paper binder, elastic hair ties, or a recycled inner tube to use as your binding mechanism ( or a million other combinations I can't think of. I can envision complex opening mechanisms and the like, led's or whatever.
3. Optional: Recycled plastic to create an ID holder for inside the lid.
3. Stuff to put in it!
Step 2: Bind you items
The paper binder works really well, but I advise using something to protect your credit cards from scratching. I used some inner tube as my binder, since it keeps things nice & quiet inside the tin.
Step 3: Place items into the tin!
Step 4: Finished!
I can fit quite a few items in the tin, including a USB flash drive. I could see modifying to fit an ipod with a hole in the side for your earbuds.
You might also want to add several other items shown in other instructables, such as the nice coin holder.
A rubber armored tin using inner tube, recycled tire , old mousepad, or that cool "rubber tool handle dip stuff" called Plastidip might be fun to try. It comes in a spray can now!