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Lunch Box Note Ideas:  DIY Treat & Note Holder From An Up-Cycled Altoid Tin

Lunch Box Note Ideas: DIY Treat & Note Holder From An Up-Cycled Altoid Tin

 

 

While some may want to hold onto summer as long as possible, others are counting down the days until the kiddos go back to school.  Maybe you are already shopping for back to school supplies and looking for creative lunch box note ideas.  

This simple DIY Lunch Note Holder is a great way to up-cycle an Altoids tin, plus it can be used as a treat holder or lunch money container in addition to a sweet note from Mom or Dad! It’s easy to make and your kids will love their surprise when school begins!

Materials needed for this Lunch Box Note Idea:

Altoid tin

Turquoise spray paint

Gold patterened Washi Tape

Xacto Knife

Twine Flower Magnets

altoid tin

Lunch Box Note Ideas

I started out by emptying and cleaning out the Altoid tin.  Make sure it is completely dry – and then spray paint it the color of your choice.  I love this Turquoise spray paint – but it may not be a color for everyone.  You could even just get black chalkboard spray paint and some chalk markers to decorate and personalize this.

Lunch Box Note Ideas

I loved the solid and chevron patterns from this set of Gold patterened Washi Tape.  I wrapped 3 pieces around the top of the Altoid logo and used my X-acto knife to make a clean cut on the back side.

Lunch Box Note Ideas

Lunch Box Note Ideas

I have some old business cards that now I’m turning into lunch box love notes :).  I just had to trim the edge of the business card just a bit and it fits perfectly into the tin.  Write a cute message on the back, and now those old business cards will get one more use before the recycle bin!

Lunch Box Note Ideas

I made this turquoise flower with my flower loom and stuck a cute button on the front and a magnet on the back. My daughter will love this cute touch to her lunch box note – and I’m sure it will just be fun to play with the magnet during lunch time.

You can see how I made the flower with the flower loom over here.  I also have some of these flower magnets for sale in my Etsy shop here.

Lunch Box Note Ideas

Don’t forget to add a special treat – like my personal favorite of Dove Dark Chocolate with Almonds. 😉

Lunch Box Note Ideas

I personalized the front as you could do too – make one for all of your kiddos!

Lunch Box Note Ideas

What’s your favorite way to add a treat to your kids lunches each day?

Lunch Box Note Ideas

ugly cookie tins

Find more great frugal craft ideas over here – especially how I updated these old cookie tins with the same materials from here!

Teacher Discounts:  100+ Stores That Will Give Teachers a Discount!

Teacher Discounts: 100+ Stores That Will Give Teachers a Discount!

Teacher Discounts: 100+ Stores That Will Give Teachers a Discount! We have almost hit the mid summer vacation mark.  Back-To-School sales are in full swing.  But we can’t just think about prepping our students!  Teachers need discounts too! If you are a teacher, then you should check this out: Read this best last-minute summer discounts… Continue Reading

List of Even More Fun & Unique Back-To-School Items for Both Teachers & Students!

List of Even More Fun & Unique Back-To-School Items for Both Teachers & Students!

Even though summer is only half over, it’s already time to be thinking about preparing for school supplies! Back-to-school deals are already popping up in stores. Just last week, my daughter got her letter in the mail from her new teacher on everything she needs for 4th grade. I came up with a list of… Continue Reading

Kmart Denim Blowout Sale!!  Prices Start at $8 For Both Kids and Adult Sizes!  #DenimAtKmart

Kmart Denim Blowout Sale!! Prices Start at $8 For Both Kids and Adult Sizes! #DenimAtKmart

  Kmart is having huge denim blowout sale!  GO HERE to shop! All Denim Jeans Starting at $8 – there are both kids and adult sizes starting at $8!  I’m currently looking right now for my 2 daughters- especially at these Piper Faves Girls Skinny Jeans.  $8 for new kids jeans is hard to beat!… Continue Reading

Exclusive 20% off Promo Code for Gymboree + Free Shipping – TODAY ONLY!

Exclusive 20% off Promo Code for Gymboree + Free Shipping – TODAY ONLY!

Looking for more ways to save for Back-To-School Shopping? I have an exclusive 20% promo code for Gymboree Order:  HAPPYDAY20 This promo code is only valid 8/20-8/22. More good news is that this code can be stacked with other online deals!  Whether its’ free shipping, clearance, or a sale item, you can still use this promo… Continue Reading

Office Max/Office Depot Back-To-School Deals Week of August 13th

Office Max/Office Depot Back-To-School Deals Week of August 13th

Click here to see the complete list Office Supplies Office Depot Brand Notebook 3-Hole Punch – $1.00   Poly Envelopes – $0.50   Organization School Supplies Office Depot Brand 2-Pocket Poly Folders – $0.50   Paper School Supplies Office Depot Brand Composition Books, 100 ct – $0.75 Limit 3 Office Depot Brand Copy & Print… Continue Reading

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