Altoids Tin Lunchbox


Introduction: Altoids Tin Lunchbox

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

Step 1: Materials

altoids tin

2 beads

hot glue gun

hot glue sticks


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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    14 Discussions

    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.

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

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

    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.

    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!

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

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