We love upcycling Altoids tins. The classic tin has inspired many a DIY, and while looking online for more creative Altoids projects we stumbled upon this project from ReadyMade's archives. Adding to the ranks of great projects like the mouse and headphone amp, is Ken Kirkpatrick's mini speakers. Ken Kirkpatrick winner of ReadyMade's MacGyver Challenge used a pair of old headphones, 2 Altoids tins, 2 playing cards, some glue and electrical tape to create a set of the most fun looking mini speakers we have ever seen.
The tools required for this project are an X-acto knife, pin, awl, lighter, and wire cutters. Since the project is composed primarily of items that are being reused, the estimated total cost for this project is a mere $5.
While the sound quality of the speakers is probably not going to be superb, we still think this is a great way to upcycle both a pair of old headphones and Altoids tins and would make a fun gift.