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The Scrap Box often has Altoid tins for sale at the bargain price of 25¢.
Recently a customer brought in a sample of a project she made: she decorated the top of the tin with bits and pieces

then pasted tin-sized photos to a strip of paper
to make an accordion book to fit inside.

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.
from 22 ways to reuse an Altoids tin

and a myriad of other creative re-uses for Altoid tins

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