Monday, April 25th, 2011

Portable Flag Carrier

Stephanie

I have a mild obsession with Post-it flags. I have them in several different sizes and colors and it’s hard to keep me away from the Post-it aisle when I go to Staples. I really don’t need any more, but there I am once again, like a kid in a candy store- Is there a color or size I don’t already have? How could I use the ones with an arrow printed on them?

In my experience, the smallest flags often come loose from their packaging and get scattered all over the house. One day I noticed some sitting near this candy tin and realized the size and shape to be just right. This is one of the Altoid “Smalls” tins and is the perfect size to hold these flags. Pop them in your purse or briefcase and off you go! (Sometimes I think I buy these candies just to get the tins…)

Do you have any re-purposed packaging tips that you would like to share?


8 thoughts on “Portable Flag Carrier

  1. Awesome idea! I only just saw these mini tins at the cashiers area and was quite excited. I use the regular size Altoids tin to stash my ink cartridges in (the disposable kinds). They’re a perfect fit and they hold quite a few – so I can keep many different colors with me without worry they will get punctured by my awesome scissors (Kokuyo AiroFit Non-Stick Scissors – Slim Handle – Yellow Grip). Or my ruler. Which is really sharp for some reason…

  2. Awesome idea! I only just saw these mini tins at the cashiers area and was quite excited. I use the regular size Altoids tin to stash my ink cartridges in (the disposable kinds). They’re a perfect fit and they hold quite a few – so I can keep many different colors with me without worry they will get punctured by my awesome scissors (Kokuyo AiroFit Non-Stick Scissors – Slim Handle – Yellow Grip). Or my ruler. Which is really sharp for some reason…

  3. I have a friend who would take old glass jars (Ball jars or re-purposed jam jars) and fill them with colorful litle origami shapes (stars, 3d pentagons, and other interesting figures). It was the coolest thing! If only I could get my not so nimble fingers to form those origami figures, I’d be set!

  4. I have a friend who would take old glass jars (Ball jars or re-purposed jam jars) and fill them with colorful litle origami shapes (stars, 3d pentagons, and other interesting figures). It was the coolest thing! If only I could get my not so nimble fingers to form those origami figures, I’d be set!

  5. I have the same obsession!! I did the same with a gorgeous mint container that I bought from the South Florida Japanese garden for awhile until I just had too many. Now I keep them in a recycled wine glass bottom :)

  6. I have the same obsession!! I did the same with a gorgeous mint container that I bought from the South Florida Japanese garden for awhile until I just had too many. Now I keep them in a recycled wine glass bottom :)

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