Monday, September 3, 2012

Altered Altoids Tin: Back to School Kit

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  I know it's not Christmas, but the kids are back in school which feels like Christmas to me.  :)  Today I have a fun idea for using those Altoids tins you are saving for "later".  Well, later is now!

Cute little altered Altoids box, right?  Take a look at all of the goodies inside! 

This little box contains a perfect menagerie of products that a middle or high school aged girl (or even a mom) may need throughout the day: hand sanitizing wipe, pain killer, chapstick, Tide wipe, breath strips, tampon and a ponytail holder. 

And they all fit so neatly in this discreet little case that will fit in any purse or backpack. 

I wanted the box to have a low profile so it wouldn't take up too much space or be too bulky.  I used a yellow EC Vintage Tea Room setting and my EC Shape Studio Round 14 tool and matching bubble cap to make a custom embellishment. 

I wrapped strips of paper and stickers around the edge of the box and adhered a piece of baker's twine to the top of the box. 

The contents of this box could be changed to suit any need.  You could fill it with crayons for little ones or make a mini first-aid kit.  The possibilities are endless!  These tiny kits would make fun gifts, too!  

Epiphany Crafts Supplies
Shape Studio Tool Round 14
Shape Studio Accessories Round 14 bubble caps
Vintage Settings Tea Room

Other Supplies
Echo Park Paper Everyday Eclectic collection
The Twinery baker's twine
Altoids tin

If you come up with a fun idea for a mini kit in an Altoids box, be sure to let me know on my Facebook page

Have a great day!



  1. Such a cute project! Thanks for sharing!


  2. How do you hide the raised "altoids" word? I used to decoupage the tins but once they no longer made the flat tins, I had to stop. Thank you.

  3. This seems a bit complicated, but then again, I've never done anything this crafty. However, I am desperate to decorate these tins that hold my homemade to-go lotions for gifts. Do you have any advice for a novice? Or can you dumb it down/scale it down?


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