Altoids Case Out of an Old Hair Gel Container



There are hundreds of things you can make out of Altoids tins. The question is, were are you going to place your Altoids if you don't to eat all of them before making something from the tin? I suffered this problem after viewing some really cool Instructables using Altoids tins. The only problem was I had a full tin and I did not know what to do with all of the Altoids. After looking through my house, I found an old hair gel container. That is how i got the idea for this Instructable.

This Instructable will show you how to make a cool and simple place to put your Altoids if you are using the tin for a project using an old hair gel container. This container also works very well for hiding your Altoids from your siblings. It works as a great hiding place because you can keep it on your desk with not worrying about someone eating them.


Step 1: Things You Will Need

Here is a list of the things you will need to do this project:
1. Altiods
2. Empty or Full Hair Gel Container (I used a full container only because the gel was old and gross)
3. A Spoon
4. A Sink
5. A Towel or Rag

Step 2: Scrape the Gel Out of the Container

If you are using a empty container or one that only was a little bit of gel in it you can skip this part. Now we are going to uses the spoon and get all of the old gel out of the container. When you are scraping down scraping as much gel as you can out, wash the spoon or throw it away if it is plastic.

Step 3: Get the Rest of the Gel Out

In this step, we will be washing the rest of the gel out using a sink. Do this by running the container under the sink for a bit. Then wipe all the gel out with a rag or towel. Then wash it out one more time and dry it out because you don't want any gel on your Altoids.

Step 4: Put Your Altoids in the Container

Once the container is completely dry, wipe it down one more time and put your Altoids in the container. That is how to make a neat case for your Altoids out of an old hair gel container.



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    9 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Stay tuned for my upcoming Instructable about how to turn a mayonnaise jar into a ketchup container.

    Don't put altoids in ANY container other than what it came with!!!!!!1!!!1!!! It will attract goblins!


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Would have worked better as a slideshow, but I digress.


    This is quite backwards/ironic. Usually we're making things from altoids tins.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Why in hair gel? Why? -Psst!- I put my altoids in shampoo bottles ;-)


    10 years ago on Introduction

    You could also put the gel in the altoids tin.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    didnt have a table where the base screwed off in a reverse threaded fashion?


    10 years ago on Introduction

    "hide your Altoids if you don't want any one else but you eating them"...really? Why not just hide the tin that they come in?