Introduction: How to Make an Altoid Can Belt Buckle

Look curiously fresh with this Originally Celebrated belt buckle. Easy to make, and then look great.

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Step 1: Get an Altoid Can!

It's as simple as that. Enjoy the Altoids inside and then prepare for the surgery.

In the picture, there is my Altoids can belt buckle with my duct tape belt inside.

Step 2: Make the Cuts and Sand It Down

You want to make three cuts:

2 on the back to loop the belt through
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1 on the side, whichever side you put the rest of the belt to

So crack out your Dremel with the cutting tool and get working.

If you really feel the need for perfection, or if you need a certain belt size, you can measure it out and draw guide lines on the back prior to cutting. But be careful --- Dremels are dangerous and watch out for sparks. Wear eye gear and gloves when using the Dremel.

After the cuts are made, put on the sanding head and smooth out those cuts. You don't want to ruin your belt on a jagged edge or cut yourself.

Step 3: Get a Belt, Loop It Through, and Head Out

That's all you need to know.

I made a duct tape belt with duct tape and one of those clips that are on your backpack and fall off within 2 days of your use of it. It fits snugly inside the can for easy transportation and looks cool.

Have fun making this.

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sd2kool4u (author)2011-03-28

it was awesome hard though because i was bored and did it with a pocket knife

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DannytheGreat (author)2010-01-27

I made mine by cutting "Y" and inverted "Y" shapes and bent them back to prevent cuts   V
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                        ^...      more or less  (I also did it that way because my attention span is too short. I just read the title and figured it out.)

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oops it should look more like this
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Masteroffencing (author)2008-07-31

dude I think anyone who couldn't come up with this is pretty dumb but you're the first person i saw that was smart enough to put it on here good job :)

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Tetris1 (author)2008-07-26

yea do it cuz not everyone wants a duct tape belt...

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bumpus (author)2008-05-04

nice bottle of what appears to be whisky, haha

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PoprocksRule (author)2008-03-04

sweet lol

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technick29 (author)PoprocksRule2008-03-04

Thanks man, care to hook me up with a plus? (If you haven't already, I can't tell from my view).

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PoprocksRule (author)technick292008-03-07

yep just did lol. i just made one myslef from following this =) keep up the good work!

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technick29 (author)PoprocksRule2008-03-07

Thanks man.

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technick29 (author)2008-02-27

The world's your oyster.

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technick29 (author)2008-02-21

Yea, that'd be sweet!

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technick29 (author)2008-02-21

Nice!

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Constructo Man (author)2008-01-26

How do you keep one end from falling out each time you unbuckle the belt?

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Um, what do you mean?

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I'm talking about the two heads of the belt that click together. How do you keep one head from falling out of the altoids can each time you unbuckle the belt? Also, I tried making an adjustable duct tape belt, and it worked. I just need to take better measurements. (If I try again) I'll post pics if it works.

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judelizowski (author)2007-09-22

This is soo sweet.!!!!!! 10/10

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technick29 (author)judelizowski2007-09-22

Hey thanks!

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technick29 (author)2007-08-08

Sure dude! Hit me up with a plus since you liked it, please.

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teh darkcloud (author)2007-07-26

Ooh! I was going to make a duct tape belt anyway and I already have an empty Altoids tin lying around.

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technick29 (author)teh darkcloud2007-07-26

Cool, post pics when you're done!

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jongscx (author)2006-12-12

Who can name the movie that incorporates a tracking device into an altoids can utility belt? Well, if you took the buckle out of the tin, then you could put a charger into it, but i think having the altoids tin AND a separate buckle would just make it redundant...

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teawrecks (author)jongscx2007-07-01

The movie you're thinking of is called Blankman

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Eddbot (author)2007-05-15

i see you used gloves when handleing your dremel

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technick29 (author)Eddbot2007-05-16

*Dramatization* It's kind of hard to take a picture while wearing gloves. Also, I don't take action pics with my camera because it's dangerous (and I'd hate to hurt my lens!) Nice icon, from halo 2 if I'm correct?

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Eddbot (author)technick292007-05-16

i wasn't being critical, and yes it's from halo 2, actually Eddbot, is my gamertag

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technick29 (author)Eddbot2007-05-17

Cool!

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Weissensteinburg (author)2007-03-15

I could see adding some flashing leds to this...

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That I will have to do sometime. Lemme know if you do it yourself, and post some pics! Thanks.

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mikeobtuse (author)2006-12-10

this took me 5 minutes to make. it probably took longer to eat all the altoids

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Dr. No (author)2006-11-11

If you put a 5v USB charger in there it would be cooler, if thats possible

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technick29 (author)Dr. No2006-11-12

It's kind of cramped in there as it is, so I'm not sure it would be possible. Let me know if you end up doing that, it'd be awesome.

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theRIAA (author)2006-11-08

"would you like some... altoids..?" *click*

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sam (author)2006-11-08

sick.. you cant go wrong with altoids tins..

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