Category Archives: Frugal Craft & DIY Projects

This shows you some crafting projects that I’ve done using items that I’ve gotten dirt cheap or free from using coupons. I’ve decorated my house using items like melted crayons, toilet paper rolls, toothpaste containers, dental floss and more!

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!

Easy Melt & Pour Soap Recipes:  Ginger Oil and Lime Soap – With Free Printable Soap Labels!

Easy Melt & Pour Soap Recipes: Ginger Oil and Lime Soap – With Free Printable Soap Labels!

I’ve been having so much fun making different varieties of easy melt and pour soaps and wanted to create one had a more unique scent that previous ones I had made (like lavender or rose.) I already had ginger essential oil, and I wanted to add a citrus scent to it. So I got a bottle… Continue Reading

Wood Slice Craft Ideas:  Wood Slice Placemat

Wood Slice Craft Ideas: Wood Slice Placemat

Wood slices and mason jars – the current well known 2010’s decor trends!  If you are looking for new wood slice craft ideas, then you’ll love this wood slice placemat tutorial that I’m going to show you today! I’ll admit that my personality really fits this rustic decor trend! I’m a country girl at heart that… Continue Reading

Homemade Soap with Essential Oils – Lavender, Geranium, and Patchouli Scented

Homemade Soap with Essential Oils – Lavender, Geranium, and Patchouli Scented

Are you looking for some unique and useful DIY gift ideas?  Then you should give homemade soap with essential oils a try!!  If there is one thing I truly enjoy, it is making my own homemade items, like this melt and pour soap recipe.  This is not a cold press soap making recipe, and no lye is… Continue Reading

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree!

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree!

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree! Anyone have some classic oak frames that you’d rather be shabby chic or farmhouse style with some distressed white or light colored paint?  Here is an easy and frugal fix for that! Materials you need to make your own distressed photo frame from a dollar… Continue Reading

Dollar Store Decor:  Wood Word Magnet Board

Dollar Store Decor: Wood Word Magnet Board

Here is a very frugal and very cute Dollar store decor where I show you how to make a handmade decorative magnetic board by upcycling an oven cover from the Dollar Tree!  This DIY  magnetic board can be used to display inspirational or funny quotes, wooden words,  or your photos! Stove Burner Cover  Ribbon – about… Continue Reading

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