Altoids Tin Lunchbox

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

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Step 1: Materials

altoids tin

2 beads

hot glue gun

hot glue sticks

paperclip

wire cutter (not pictured)

Step 2: Hot Glue

put 2 dots of hot glue on top of tin

Step 3: Beads

stick a bead on top of each dot of glue

Step 4: Handle

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

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

dood01 says: you could also solder it

Step 6: Packing

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!

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

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    15 Discussions

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    T0BY

    23 days ago

    Great idea! Very neat.

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    ReeC

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    TheDiyFan

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Air_Assassin

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    patmac

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Tinker_Tom

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

    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!

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    dood01

    9 years ago on Step 5

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

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