The Altoids tin is an absolute gold mine. Not only can you get an awesome little metal box for less than a dollar, it comes filled with free mints!
And as any DIYer, maker, or crafter can tell you, they're an absolutely brilliant resource for all types of creative projects.
Altoids have been freshening bad breath since the turn of the 19th century. But while they are touted as “Curiously Strong Mints,” perhaps the real curiosity is not the allure of the mints themselves, but the popularity of turning the tin in which they’re packaged into all sorts of truly handy, and just plain fun, creations...Any way you slice it, beholding the creative uses for an Altoids tin simply brings a smile to your face. So we searched high and low and put together this list of 22 manly ways to reuse an Altoids tin. You can make some of these things for yourself, or use the list for cheap and unique gift ideas.
22 Manly Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin [The Art of Manliness]