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16 Prettiest Altoids Tin Crafts

Discover amazing things to do with an Altoids tin!

Updated February 22, 2021
Prettiest Altoids Tin Crafts

These are amazing things to do with an Altoids tin! Altoids tin crafts are great for making pocket projects, gifts, and more. It's incredible what you can make with such a simple small little item!

These mint tins are wonderful for small gifts, mini activities, memory keeping, mixed media art, and so much more!

If you've never crafted with these sweet tins before, get inspired with some of the ideas below. There are beautiful and eclectic ideas you'll love perusing! 

Start saving those tins and be sure to use them in the future for one of these sweet crafts. And if you love what you're reading, let us know by subscribing to our newsletter, Trash to Treasure.

Altoids Tin Crafts

Altered Altoid Tins For Gift Giving

These altered tins are the perfect size for gift cards or money or a little piece of jewelry tucked inside. Since they are decorated they make a cute little trinket box after the gift is received.

via Whimziville

Altered Altoid Tins For Gift Giving

Altoid Small Collage Ornament

Make mini collage ornaments and give them as gifts to your loved ones, or simply make several to adorn your own tree! Charms, pretty papers, beads, and wire make for very pretty ornaments!

via FaveCrafts

Altoid Small Collage Ornament

Handmade Mints With Free Printable Altoid Tin Decoration

Why not put mints in your old mints tin? Make your own version of Altoid mints and then store them in this pretty container!

via Whimziville

Handmade Mints With Free Printable Altoid Tin Decoration

Amore Altered Altoid Tin

Give the gift of creativity with the Valentine's Day inspired altered Altoid tin that is filled with handmade gift tags. 

via 365 Days of Crafts

Amore Altered Altoid Tin

Mommy Magnets Free Printable Altered Altoid Tin

From the blogger: "I made this set of "Mommy Magnets" for my daughter-in-law after she sent me a cute set of photos of my 6 year old grandson on the night he lost his first tooth. The set of photos tell the whole story of before and after."

via Whimziville

Mommy Magnets Free Printable Altered Altoid Tin

Repurposed Altoid Tin Assemblages

Collect Altoid tins and other miscellany to create these whimsical assemblages! It's helpful and fun to keep specific people in mind while you make these as they are great gifts!

via Whimziville

Repurposed Altoid Tin Assemblages

Midnight Blue Prayer Box

When your heart starts to worry and your mind just can't rest, put your prayers down on paper and let God do the rest! Make your own DIY prayer box using an Altoids tin. This easy project is the perfect Bible study craft, and it makes such a darling small gift for someone you're thinking about.

via Instructables

Midnight Blue Prayer Box

Jeweled Makeup Compact

Turn an empty mint tin into a high-glamor purse compact for makeup essentials. This fun craft uses heat-set rhinestones to cover the top of the tin. Add a mirror on the inside of the tin for beauty on the go.

via FaveCrafts

Jeweled Makeup Compact

Free Printable Altered Altoid TV Screen

This is an adorable gift that is practical and also a great deal of fun! Use an old mints tin to store rubber bands and decorate the front like a vintage TV.

via Whimziville

Free Printable Altered Altoid TV Screen

Free Printable Altoid Tin Currier And Ives Gift Card Holder

How pretty is this gift card holder?? Rather than purchase one at the store at an upcharge, make your own version with a free printable and a recycled old tin. The results are beautiful!

via Whimziville

Free Printable Altoid Tin Currier And Ives Gift Card Holder

Altered Altoid Tin Christmas Gift Card Holder

Here's another beautiful gift card holderyou can make yourself! The dimensional tree is such a fun detail!

via Whimziville

Altered Altoid Tin Christmas Gift Card Holder

Free Printable Altered Altoid Tin Magnet Set

If you need a quick gift idea made with items you likely already have on hand, this project is just perfect! Since mid century atomic style is very popular, this designer had fun altering the tin and using glass "gems" (or flat marbles) as they are also called for the magnet bases.

via Whimziville

Free Printable Altered Altoid Tin Magnet Set

Souvenir Altoid Tins

Children can make their own Souvenir Altoid Tins with scrapbook letters and cardstock. Try using postcards too for these fun kids' travel activities. They will have something to remember from each vacation.

via The Wilson World

Souvenir Altoid Tins

Free Printable Be Grateful Greeting Card

From the Designer: "I like to get double duty for my artwork! I made this cute little wall hanging doll with an Altoid Mints tin lid and decorated it with arms and legs that my brother printed for me with his new 3D printer. After I got the doll finished with one of my favorite sayings : BE Grateful, I decided to take a flat lay photo of it and used it for the front of this inspirational greeting card."

via Whimziville

Free Printable Be Grateful Greeting Card

Mini Wagon Ornament

This is such an adorable idea for an ornament! Create a festive wagon ornament and fill it will all sorts of holiday goodies. This is an adorable craft to hang on the tree.

via FaveCrafts

Mini Wagon Ornament

DIY Emergency Candle

When the power goes out, be prepared! Great to use as a travel candle as well, this Altoid tin craft can be stored in a glove compartment or easily fit into a suitcase. 

via Instructables

DIY Emergency Candle

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