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the curiously strong mint

This is how this post originally started:

My husband has an old altoid tin that he dumps all his gum in.

It was ugly.

Okay, not ugly. It was just an altoid tin. Boring.


paper, stickers. HOT GLUE

much better. I’m sure that if my husband sat still for too long–I’d probably try to hot glue stuff to him too….

So. That is how my original post started. I do a few of these quick litle posts that I  keep ready in case of sickness or a slow crafting week or JURY DUTY (which I have on Friday–which would be cool but I live in Idaho were nothing happens (which is one reason I love where I live…just not for jury duty purposes.)Nothing major…

BUT then that started me thinking of all the uses these little tins could have.

So I went to my parents house and  begged off a few altoid tins from my mom (I dumped their poor mints into a baggie! THanks mom and and dad! love you!)

And one got turned into a first aid kit for my car (I have to have bandaids at all times! I swear…my kids could break their arm and I could put a bandaid on it and they would totally act okay.

Filled it with
yes, a hair band and a dollar are must haves.
Perfect for you purse or glove compartment in your car.
(sidenote: also a great size to hold your womanly ahem…unmentionables?) just don’t let your husband mistake them for mints and pull them out in public.! Maybe you could make a skull and cross bones sign for the front…or a biohazard sign.)
anyways…back to the task at hand….
and then a crayon holder for my purse (those crayon rolls get broken in the oasis that is my purse…I needed something a little more heavy duty.)

Made a little pocket for paper
cut down some paper to fit
(or you could just fold up some coloring pages)
great for restaurants  or waiting rooms.

and while I was at my parents house..I noticed that my dad keeps all his tie tacks and man jewelry in an old altoid tin (see where I get it from?) and I made him something to decorate it with (abs is his intials)

( the least I could do for swiping all their tins!)

AND THEN I continued making so many  different kind of tin stuff that I had to split this up into multiple posts…so tune in tommorow for more tins………oh the anticipation!!!!

you can go HERE to see the game versions:

and this one with magnetic funny faces

and this checker game one

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.