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

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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

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.

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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?

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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!

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

  1. […] DIY Lunchbox Treat & Note Holder – this adorable mini lunchbox treat and note holder will go well for any school lunch you pack up this season. […]

  2. I have 4 grand children. And a 5th one due in July. I will make one for each child. 5 That way they all have one with how much I love them. And then mom can put it under there pillow as my 2 grndsons are 10 years old. They may not want that to pull out during lunch. LoL.

  3. What a wonderful idea for us grandmothers! Even tho I have nine grands from 18 yrs down to 2yrs old. Even the older kids would like getting a note with a dollar bill or two in it. Thanks

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