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How to turn an altoids tin into a cute pillbox

Turn an Altoids Tin Into a Cute Pillbox

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Don't throw those beautiful Altoid tins away! You can decorate and use them to hold so many things.

Don't throw those beautiful Altoid tins away! You can decorate and use them to hold so many things.

I turned my Altoid mini tin into a pillbox for my purse to keep Tylenol and medications handy. Cover bottom and sides with strips of washi tape.

I turned my Altoid mini tin into a pillbox for my purse to keep Tylenol and medications handy. Cover bottom and sides with strips of washi tape.

Next collect paper products you will cut out and use to decorate the top of tin.

Next collect paper products you will cut out and use to decorate the top of tin.

I make designs and patterns with recycled design paper by layering punched out shapes.

I make designs and patterns with recycled design paper by layering punched out shapes.

Coat top of tin with glue and place design.  Open tin and place face down on table. Cover bottom sides and top of tin with coat of glue, let dry and repeat.

Coat top of tin with glue and place design. Open tin and place face down on table. Cover bottom sides and top of tin with coat of glue, let dry and repeat.

It's a good idea to coat your tin while open and face down so glue doesn't drip in to hinges and edges, making it difficult to open after drying.

It's a good idea to coat your tin while open and face down so glue doesn't drip in to hinges and edges, making it difficult to open after drying.

The top of my tin-cute and unique and ready for on-the-go medication. Other ideas are a travel sewing kit, or paper clip or tack container for the office.

  • Washi tape
  • Old greeting cards or decorative paper
  • Decoupage glue
  • Shaped hole punches (opt)
  • Empty altoids mini tin