Friday, January 4, 2013

Lego Travel Kit {Altoid Tin Version}


Christmas is over and I can finally start showing you the projects I did that I couldn't show you before because of little peekers in my family. First up, a stocking stuffer for Jace.


 
Jacer loves his Lego's and now has a little travel set to take along with him.
 
 
 
I went to a garage sale last Fall and the lady ask me if I wanted a whole bag of Altoid Tins for free. Are you kidding me? Of course I do! Now that I think about it, I must even look like a hoarder crafter.
 
 
 
I found this small set of Lego's with just enough pieces to all fit in the tin.
 
 
 
 
JoAnn's carries that Lego scrapbook paper. How cute! I measured around the tin and cut the pieces.
 
 
 
Since I didn't need the box anymore, I started cutting it up, too.
 
 
 
All that's left to do is Mod-Podge everything on the tin.
 
 
 
And fill it with your Lego's.
 
 
 
I would personally like to thank the guy who invented the Altoid tin. I wonder if he has any idea what he did for the crafters of the world.
 
Happy Friday!
 
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33 comments:

Sally said...

This is an awesome idea! I may have to try this for my nephew, so he can have a small travel case for his lego guys or something! Of course, I'll have to come up with a tin first :)

Dara said...

I love this, it's so cute. where do you store the directions though?

Terri D. said...

That's a great idea! Every time I throw one away (gasp!) I think I should save it for something.

I will tell you, though, that our grandson loved Legos when he was younger. He had lots and lots of them. He also kept all the boxes and never lost a piece. He just sold his Lego collection on eBay for a little over $2,000, because they were complete and the boxes were like new. He is 16 now, and opened an investment account with his Lego money. Smart kid - not sure where he got his smarts! LOL

Cranberry Morning said...

Haha. You are amazing, Terri! what a super cute idea! I pinned it.

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Debby said...

Great idea. This would be great for my grandson that flies often. Love how you did the tin.

Baye said...

My boys would have loved these.

Denyse @ Crazy Beautiful Life said...

Hi Terri! I would have scooped them up to. I pinned a great idea for Altoid tins.

http://pinterest.com/pin/45387908716245038/

Have a crazy beautiful weekend!

Agy said...

My son loves lego and this is a great idea for packing them on the go! Have a great 2013 :-)

Ana-Lu said...

This is a great idea! Makes for both a challenge and a great travel help!
-Ana from www. babbledabbledo.com

Ana-Lu said...

This is a great idea! Makes for both a challenge and a great travel help!
-Ana from www. babbledabbledo.com

Ali said...

What a great travel lego kit. I can't believe how different the tins look.
Ali x

Lizbeth McGow said...

Hi TerriI found your blog via Kammy's Korner and I have to say I just adore this idea! this morning I bought 3 tins of altoids for a project too, I had one thing in mind, but tonight after seeing yours...I think I changed my mind! Really lovely..oh if you find the Altoid guy, give him a hug and thank him from me too! Hope to see you around my little blog soon!

Jenni said...

So great! I even already have a stash of altoid tins! (No judging, please).

Jocelyn said...

This is so clever! We have some of those tins too, and I love this idea.

- Jocelyn @ jocelynandjason.blogspot.com

Cherilyn said...

Great idea! My boys would love this!

Angie Generose said...

What a great idea! My little boy will LOVE this. I pinned it so I can remember to make it this weekend.

I host a link party each Thursday and would love for you to share this.

Thanks for the great post!

-Angie
www.easylivingmom.com

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

What a fun idea! I am pinning this to my Lego Party board. These would make great party favors.

Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

The mother of a little Lego fanatic myself, I can tell you what an AWESOME idea this is! Kudos! I'm so glad I found you (through the hop)!

Mandy Beyeler said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!
--Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

jaime ♥ raising up rubies said...

super cute little idea!! thanks for sharing it with us! ♥ jaime

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Genius! I love this idea. :)

Amy said...

Genius!! I need to start eating Altoids...lol...my son needs some of these!

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

I LOVE this Terri! I really need to make some for my boys

Debbie Willson said...

Brilliant idea! I am always looking for little things for my lego mad 8 yr old to have in his 'car stash' when we are on the move!! Thank you for sharing a brilliant idea :)

Kristi L (Digital Cake) said...

This is just way too cute! Great idea and it turned out wonderfully!

Jill said...

That is just brilliant Terri! The perfect way to give small lego kits instead of the cardboard box and plastic bags they come packaged in!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend.
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Mandi @ Southern Gnome said...

What a cute idea! And a clever way to store Legos even when you aren't traveling.

Candice S said...

Awesome idea! I may have to start buying Altoids:) My son would get such a kick out of these & they would make great party favours! Stopping by from Sew Many Ways!

Robin @ Fluster Buster said...

Such a clever idea! I have a bunch of altoid cans stashed away. I am a new follower! I found your link on Flamingo Toes. I would love for you to link up to my weekly linky party Fluster Muster on Wednesday’s @ http://www.FlusterBuster.com.

Lenetta Carnes said...

Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Here's the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.http://lenettacarnes.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekly-goals-linkup-html

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Congratulations! You've been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Thanks for sharing your Altoid Lego Tin! Feel free to stop by the website and grab your "I've been featured!" button.

Kassi Mortensen said...

Thanks for sharing this fun idea at Fancy This Fridays!!! We featured it today! ;) http://www.trulylovelyblog.net/2013/01/fancy-this-fridays-110-and-features/