Do you love fishing? If you do, then you will love this mini tackle box made with just an altoids tin and a couple popsicle sticks. This tacklebox will have 6 storage areas for all of your hooks, line, and sinkers (No pun intended).
Step 1: Materials
To make an altoids tin tackle box, you will need these common household items:
An empty Altoids tin,
A pair of heavy duty scissors,
A used gift card,
A hot glue gun,
6 popsicle sticks,
Step 2: Modifying Your Gift Card
In this step you will cut your used giftcard. All you need to do is cut a little off the corners so it will easily fit into the altoids tin. If you want, you can spraypaint the modifyed giftcard for a more profesional look.
Step 3: Cutting the Popsicle Sticks
This step will require some thinking, your heavy duty scissors, and a ruler. You are going to cut the 6 popsicle sticks into:
Three 2 and 1/4 inch long peices,
One 1 and 1/4 inch long peice,
Two 2 and 3/4 inch long peices,
Four 1 and 7/8 inch long peices.
Step 4: Start the Pull Out Tray
In this step you will start making the pull out tray. After you spray paint the gift card, you need to take your two 2 and 3/4 inch peices and hot glue them to the long sides of the giftcard. Then take two 1 and 7/8 inch peices and hot glue them to the short sides. You should have a giftcard with popsicle sticks making a rectangle.
Step 5: FInishing the Pull Out Tray
To finish the pull out tray, all you have to do is glue your last two 1 and 7/8 popsicle stick peices and glue them inside the rectangle like shown in the picture.
Step 6: Finishing the Bottom
In this step you will finish the bottom (Hence the title). First, glue two of your 2 and 1/4 inch long peices onto the inside left and right sides. Then place your one 1 and 1/4 inch long peice sticking out from the middle of the right side peice. To finish it off, put your last 2 and 1/4 inch long peice against the 1 and 1/4 inch long peice.