Tic Tac containers are small and durable. With their easy-flip lids and sturdy clear plastic, they make great reusable containers for many small household items. The next time you enjoy Tic Tacs, keep the container and put it to use.
Here's how:


Use one of the containers to hold safety, straight or bobby pins. You could make a small sewing kit or simply put a small piece of Styrofoam inside and use it to hold various sewing needles.


They can hold toothpicks, a couple of hand wipes, sugar substitutes when traveling and salt and pepper or spices when camping. You can add fishing supplies, such as small hooks, sinkers, fishing line, etc. You can make a flashlight from a container, too. For a tutorial, visit grynx.com/projects/tictac-flashlight. It can be a handy waterproof container for matches, too. Or make it the actual matchbox. Visit instructables.com/id/WaterproofCrushproof-Tic-Tac-Matchbox for instructions.


A container can hold quarters for parking meters, tolls, lunch money, emergency phone calls or the laundry machine. It's a great way to disguise a money gift, too: Simply fold up the money and wrap the container.


Put a pair of ear buds inside, or use it to hold guitar picks. If you play a woodwind instrument, you can store or soak reeds in a Tic Tac container, too.

First aid:

Use a container to hold a few adhesive bandages or tweezers for your purse or glove compartment. Toss one into your child's sport/activity bag for small blisters or cuts. Or add a few over-the-counter pain relievers or antacids to a container.


The containers are transparent, easy to label and stackable, so they're a great solution for storing saved seeds from your garden.

Hair accessories:

Put hair ties, small barrettes or athletic pre-wrap inside a container and keep it in your purse.


For the same reasons that they're great to hold seeds, they work well for organizing beads and thin ribbons. The lid makes them easy to dispense, too. Tape a few together with clear contact paper so you can grab various types at once. The containers can hold paperclips, buttons, eyelets, brads, rubber bands, wiggle eyes and glitter, too. Or make Christmas ornaments. For a snowman ornament tutorial, visit www.loveelycia.com/2010/12/tic-tac-snowman-by-withlovefrommichigan.html.


They can hold earrings, necklaces and bracelets. A container would work well both for travel or just as an easy storage place.


Collect a bunch and make dominoes from the containers. For a tutorial, visit crafts.kaboose.com/tic-tac-dominoes.html. You can place small game pieces inside or store Barbie accessories, too.


Keep watch batteries or AA or AAA batteries in Tic Tac Big Pack containers and label them. For example: "Game Remote Batteries," "Keyboard Batteries," etc.


Use to hold drill bits, screws and nails.


Reuse for small snacks such as raisins, goldfish crackers or gum.

Party favors:

Decorate the containers and use them as party favors. Make your own printable labels or add stickers to them. For holidays, you can make crafty gifts such as pumpkin seeds (www.cantstopmakingthings.com/2009/10/jack-o-lantern-seeds.html) or snowman poop (phar-ma.com/snowman-poop-free-printable).

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