Slim Altoids Wallet




Intro: Slim Altoids Wallet

Hello everyone! In today's Instructable, I'll be showing you how to make a really slim wallet out of an Altoids tin. It's a very quick 15-minute process that offers amazing results. Overall, this is a very worthwhile project and a great way to use an Altoids tin!

Step 1: Supplies

Here are the supplies:

  • Altoids tin
  • Tin snips, scissors, etc (anything that can cut through the Altoids tin)

This shouldn't cost more that $5, even with the Altoids tin, however, I'm assuming that you'd have both of the supplies already, so this should be free.

Step 2: Cutting the Tin

Before we can start cutting the tin, we need to remove the top of the Altoids tin from the "body" of it. Just pull the top off and you should be good. Once this is done, grab your cutting tool and start to cut about halfway down the "body" of the Altoids tin on each of the four corners. Then, begin to cut from one corner to another corner in a straight line (otherwise the wallet will be uneven).

*Make sure not to cut too far down on the tin, or else the tin won't be larger enough to pull out of the cover. Also, be careful when cutting the tin and try not to cut yourself on the tin (I did :/)

**Also, if the tin is very sharp, you can try to file down the edges so you don't cut yourself. In my case, however, the tin wasn't too sharp.

Step 3: Bending

This is a very important step. You must bend one of the sides of the tin to be able to open and close the wallet. If you look in image 3, there's a sport to slide your nail in and open the wallet.

Step 4: Putting It All Together

Finally, it's time to test out your creation. Take everything that you need out of your current wallet and fit it into the new one! I personally was able to fit two gift cards, one ID, one license, one library card, one rewards card, four coupons, one multitool, and a few bills all into the Altoids wallet! You'd be surprised by how much it can hold. You're now officially done with this simple project, and you can enjoy your new wallet! Anyways, since you've made it this far, it would help me a LOT if you left feedback in the comments below. Tell me how I did! Also, if you want to see more super awesome and epic projects, I'll leave a link to my social profiles for you to subscribe to below. Finally, feel free to check out my website for more awesome content (linked below). Thanks!

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    3 Discussions


    1 year ago

    I tried doing this with some tin snips, and my tin just turned tomshreds


    2 years ago

    I will certainly have to try this. I have a few Altoid tins lying around the house.

    1 reply