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Tic Tac Toe Game

Transform a mint tin into a traveling game of “tin tac toe” by cutting out letters from magazines and affixing to a flexible magnet strip.

+ Magnetic Tin Tac Toe Game

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Mini Rock Garden

For the budding zen student in your life, build a tiny rock garden they can carry in their pocket. Whenever they need a little space for contemplation, they’ll be all set.

+ Miniature Tin Rock Garden

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LEGO Set

Surely you know a LEGO enthusiast or seven. Make a mini traveling LEGO set from an old mint tin.

+ LEGO Set in a Mint Tin

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Lost Tooth Keeper

For kiddos hoping for a visit from the Tooth Fairy soon, a customized tooth keeper is a great choice. Consider putting their name on the front so the Tooth Fairy will be sure to know who they are leaving money for!

+ Tooth Fairy Box

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Photo Album

A mini photo album is a good project to remember a trip or event, or to make a family photo album with pictures from the past year.

+ Upcycled Mint Tin Mini Photo Album

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Doll’s Lunch Box

Dolly needs a nutritious lunch, too. Paint the tin, attach a teeny handle and some miniscule munchies, and the next tea party becomes something much more fun!

+ DIY Doll Lunch Box

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Lip Balm

Homemade lip balm is a great gift if you have lots of stockings to stuff, because you can make quite a few tins at one time. This lip balm also works as a hand and cuticle balm, so it’s a great gift for almost anyone you know.

+ DIY Lemon Butter Lip and Skin Balm

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Mini Felt Doll Bed

If you’re extra crafty, use fabric and felt scraps to create a cozy bed for a new, tiny friend.

+ Wee Mouse Tin House

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Watercolor Paint Set

Is there a budding artist on your list? Make a portable watercolor set and pair it with a pocket-sized watercolor notebook.

+ Travel Watercolor Paint Set

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