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22 Ways to Recycle an Altoids Mint Tin

Altoids tins are a staple in many tinker’s workshops, the sturdy little metal box is a great container for all sorts of projects. Check out this collection of Altoid tin conversions including electronics, survival, and gaming projects.

The Art of Manliness shares a great collection of 22 hand-picked Altoid tin projects including a survival kit, a fishing box, a fireball shooter, and an electronics kit, among other great projects. Hit up the link below to check them all out and if you know of a project that isn’t listed share it in the comments below.

22 Ways to Use an Altoids Tin [Art of Manliness via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/9/11

Comments (4)

  1. jb

    I use them to hold my headphones. :D

  2. Nathan

    Forgot my favorite: MintyBoost.

    I lost mine ages ago and haven’t gotten around to buying another kit

  3. gilteon

    @jb Me too!

  4. Old Gnome

    I’m a guitarist. I use a smaller tin to store picks.

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