A leftover candy tin seems to have endless potential when it comes to child play: a container for beads and friendship bracelet string, storage for a growing acorn collection, a makeshift bedroom for that furry caterpillar that you have to repeatedly insist must stay outside.
I really liked making one metal mint tin into a DIY Doll Purse, and once I knew it was a big hit, I decided to make one more doll accessory: a throwback to the classic metal lunchbox.
Keep on reading to learn how to customize your own.
Looking for more mint tin upcycle ideas? Here are a few: