A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have an idea for improving the Craftster swap process?  Suggest and discuss it here on the Talk About The Swap Process board.
Total Members: 302,565
Currently Running With Scissors:
537 Guests and 11 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Altoids recipes?  (Read 4631 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
melidomi
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1888
Joined: 28-Nov-2003

knit like the wind!


View Profile
« on: January 27, 2004 10:21:59 AM »

Anyone have any recipes involving altoids?  The tins are so useful for crafty goodness, but my altoid consumption can't keep up with my tin needs.  
THIS ROCKS   Logged
leah
Global Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 8051
Joined: 01-Jul-2003

formerly "the craftster admin" - viva craftster!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2004 10:52:19 AM »

Anyone have any recipes involving altoids?  The tins are so useful for crafty goodness, but my altoid consumption can't keep up with my tin needs.  

Hmmm -- I bet it'd be cheaper and healthier to buy the empty tins from a packaging supply company!  Wink

The tricky part is finding a company who doesn't have a huge minimum order. I've actually seen a bunch of places online that will sell them in small quantities but I don't have them bookmarked.

Here's a couple of promising suppliers I got from doing a quick googling:

http://www.specialtybottle.com/page.asp?id=25

http://www.crabapplesoap.com/packaging.html
(scroll down a way to see the tins)

Soap/cosmetic/candlemaking supply shops are a great way to buy a small number of "packaging items" like this.
 

« Last Edit: January 27, 2004 10:54:25 AM by the craftster admin (leah) » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Want to support Craftster? Find out about becoming a Friend of Craftster!

{ craftastic.com | leahkramer.com | helloadorable.com }
firefly
Offline Offline

Posts: 521
Joined: 01-Dec-2003

the giant tree starts as a tiny sprout.


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2004 11:35:27 AM »

Quote
Here's a couple of promising suppliers I got from doing a quick googling:

http://www.specialtybottle.com/page.asp?id=25

http://www.crabapplesoap.com/packaging.html
(scroll down a way to see the tins)


oooh, i was just about to search for these~thanks!
also, does anyone remember where to find clear-lidded tins (i.e. for magnet packaging)? i know there's a post here somewhere, but where...
 Huh
THIS ROCKS   Logged

leah
Global Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 8051
Joined: 01-Jul-2003

formerly "the craftster admin" - viva craftster!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2004 01:12:18 PM »

oooh, i was just about to search for these~thanks!
also, does anyone remember where to find clear-lidded tins (i.e. for magnet packaging)? i know there's a post here somewhere, but where...
 Huh

I think they're sometimes called watchmaker's tins or watchmaker's cases if that helps.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Want to support Craftster? Find out about becoming a Friend of Craftster!

{ craftastic.com | leahkramer.com | helloadorable.com }
melidomi
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1888
Joined: 28-Nov-2003

knit like the wind!


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2004 01:56:49 PM »

old navy now has 'winter wonder mints' in small 2" diameter round tins that will hold 5 marble magnets.  They're on sale for 47 cents, and the candy is even pretty good.  I think they'd be pretty easy to decorate.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
moobaa
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2004 06:36:16 AM »

I'm fascinated with these aol tins! Cheesy and would love to use some in my crafty doings! They have sooooooooo much potential! Shocked
Alas Undecided  I live in Australia and we do not have such tins (that I have come across) and that is a little dissapointing!  Sad
So whats the go  Smiley is there somewhere online I can go to to get some of these oh so interesting tins? Smiley

Desperatly Seeking Tins
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Your just jealous cause the voices only want to talk to me!
bexmorgan
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2004 06:29:19 PM »

For round, clear lidded tins, check out these from Lee Valley Tools:

http://www.leevalley.com/gifts/page.asp?page=44948&category=4,104,45461&abspage=2&ccurrency=1&SID=

They're pretty cheap!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Amalia
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2004 07:53:44 PM »

I have found that pretty much anything mint+chocolate is to die for. try playing around with that? I made truffles once and put some candy canes in it. just replace the canes with crushed altoids, and i bet it would taste divine.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

and i'll carry you, if you promise to carry me, and we'll carry we. it's a simple thing, you and me.
abricot
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2004 08:02:43 PM »

I'm starting to feel as if I am the only person here who does not like the taste of Altoids... I love the tins, but I put the candies into little baggies to unload onto my friends.... lol
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Lovely Craaaft! Wonderful Craaaft! Lovely Craaaft! Wonderful Craft. Cra-a-a-a-a-a-a-ft. Cra-a-a-a-a-a-a-ft. Cra-a-a-a-a-a-a-ft. Cra-a-a-a-a-a-a-ft. <--- sing to the tune of the "Spam" song....
annette
Offline Offline

Posts: 929
Joined: 28-Jan-2004

librarian: check me out.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2004 01:11:00 PM »

my main beef with altoids--forgive me, i pun--is that they are made with gelatin and so not for the vegetarians.  damn it, i want tons o' tins, too!  i have to satisfy myself with "sourz" tins and they are not nearly so snappy...
a.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

porn-by-numbers, the wave of the future!
scarletlibrarian.co m
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Our Top Picks From Isabel Marant for H&M
GQ Fashion Week Report in Milan
Back-to-School Saturday Haul with Brittany Balyn
Back-to-School Saturday Haul With Shannon Barker
Jeanius - Jane Herman Bishop on Her Favorite Jeans
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.