Introduction: Altoids Tin Lunchbox

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this mini lunch box is perfect for packing snacks for road trips and such.

Step 1: Materials

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altoids tin

2 beads

hot glue gun

hot glue sticks


wire cutter (not pictured)

Step 2: Hot Glue

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put 2 dots of hot glue on top of tin

Step 3: Beads

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stick a bead on top of each dot of glue

Step 4: Handle

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make a handle out of a paperclip that you will stick in the middle of the 2 beads clip excess off with wire cutters

Step 5: Stick It In

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stick in the handle (add fresh hot glue if needed. just squirt down bead)

dood01 says: you could also solder it

Step 6: Packing

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i putt a napkin in the bottom of my tin to keep noise reduced then i filled it with cashews and 2 cheese crackers

Step 7: Done!

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and your done. i hope you have enjoyed my first instructable.


RossTheGreat (author)2013-05-07

You better hope you're not that hungry, though.

BenjaminK15 (author)RossTheGreat2016-05-31

just use more tins. :)

ReeC (author)2014-12-21

I've been looking all over for a lunchbox tin to use as a restaurant gift card holder. This is SO cute!

Thanks for sharing. It's simple, most people have everything on hand and can make it right away.

TheDiyFan (author)2013-05-14

Oh its so cute! I'm still deciding what to make with my one "precious" altoids tin though

Air_Assassin (author)2010-12-15

also put rubber bands around it so it does not open by it self

Air_Assassin (author)2010-12-15

this is so awesome use it for on the road and your hungrey for a snack then just take from that awesome

patmac (author)2010-08-02

Of course you could put a snack in the tin without making it look like a lunchbox, but it is so cute who would want to? I think this is a very cool instructable. Thanks.

Kirbsome! (author)2010-06-28

One could probably omit the beads completely. Anyways, good 'ible.

Jenlovestim138 (author)2010-03-08

It was a very unique idea. I think I might actually make one for my husband who's deployed right now. think he will enjoy it. Thanks for sharing this!

dood01 (author)2009-10-18

That Handle will pull off really easily I would recommend that you solder/braze it on instead.

annoyingfeatures (author)dood012009-10-18

 i would have soldered it but my dad wont let me use the soldering gun

xadevox (author)2009-09-06

Good idea, but i need more than cashews and 2 cheese crackers for a meal

annoyingfeatures (author)xadevox2009-09-08

this is just a snack box though

xadevox (author)annoyingfeatures2009-09-12

oh sorry the title says "lunchbox" so i just figured it was a whole meal. I understand now.

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