Amongst all the DIY crafts I've done, I'm most proud of this one. Not because of its ingenuity, but because how simple it was to do, and how useful it is, given that most other crafts I've done are largely for cosmetic reasons. The Tic Tac box is an amazingly useful design. It's flat, and has a cap that has both a larger mouth that allows for easy refills and a smaller one to dispense, making it a perfect storage option.
So, let's get down right to it.
Step 1: Get As Many Empty Tic Tac Boxes You Can Find & Get Rid of Their Stickers
Luckily for me, my niece goes past one every week, so I have a running supply of those.
Get rid of the sticker on them. Use a knife if it doesn't come off easily. Then using a dish scrubber, scrape off the remaining bits of paper and glue from the box so you have a clean and clear box.
Step 2: Stick a Label on Them and Mark With a Marker or Chalk Board Label
Now that you have a plain sticker-free tic-tac box, you can either stick a small paper label, or like me stick on a chalk board label which I got from Amazon for $1 for a pack of 12. I prefer the chalk ones because they give a nice retro look to the whole thing which can tend to look tacky if it resembles a product packaging.
Step 3: Stick on a Piece of Magnet or Magnetic Tape on the Back of the Box
Now the fun part, using FewiQwik or any other super glue, stick on or hot glue a piece of magnet or use a magnetic tape ($5 from Amazon) and stick a long strip on the back of the Tic Tac box.
Step 4: Fill Up the Box With Contents. Stick on the Fridge.
Fill your Tic-tac with whatever you want handy. I use spices, pins, rubber bands and nails.
Stick it on the Fridge.
Use it whenever you want a handy supply of whatever's in the case! Particularly useful when you wanna sprinkle some quick salt into your food at the dining table, but too lazy to go all the way to the spice cupboard to get some out!
(Originally created for my DIY blog here.)