Introduction: The Pocket Tacklebox
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).
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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.
Step 7: Finishing the Project
To finish the Pocket Tacklebox, all you have to do is fill the compartments with hooks, weights, swivels, ect. It is very portable because all you have to do when you're done using it is put the pull out tray on top of the inside compartments. When you're ready to use it again, open the altoids box and pull out the tray.
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