DIY Doll Lunch Box from a Mint Tin

Is your doll ready for back-to-school? Does she get hungry at lunch time? Do the other dolls make fun of her lunch box because it’s old or out-dated??? Then this project is for YOU!!

To make your own doll lunch box, you will need an empty mint tin and some colored duct tape. Am I the only one who empties out the mints and puts them in baggies for the sake of crafting with the tin? These tins are just SO cute!! And those MINI mint tins?? Don’t even  get me started on those!


Begin by layering the tape on the top of the tin however you’d like, and trim the excess tape with scissors. Next, add some tape around the sides of the bottom of the tin as shown below.

Make a handle out of some rolled up tape, and attach it with tape as well. So cute!!

Don’t forget to fill your doll’s lunch box with a mini tasty lunch! Cut up some paper napkins to fit, and if you don’t already have doll food, you can make your own from polymer clay.

Now your doll is sure to be the envy of the lunch room! Other back-to-school goodies you may want to make for your doll — a clipboard and pencils.

Have fun!!

Other Adorable Tiny Things You Can Make for Your Dolls:

Tiny Pumpkin Patch Play Set
Mini Clipboard and Pencil Set
Tiny Easter Baskets
Mini Crayon Wallet or Purse
Doll Bath Set


  1. Dear Valerie,

    So that wasn’t a bag of minty-fresh Tylenol?


  2. Such a cute idea!

  3. This is adorable! Emma has to bring a mint tin like this for first grade, and I’m curious to see what they plan to use it for!

  4. That turned out so cute! We found doll sized lunch boxes in the dollar aisle at Target last year that had little candies in them.

  5. Adorable!

  6. You’re not the only one by a long shot. I’ve also been known to give away a baggie of mints so I can use the tin for flavors I don’t like 🙂

  7. I so wish I could get those tins in Australia!

  8. Love it – I am going to get a mint tin just for that 🙂

  9. Those are adorable! My boys have been pretending lately that their teddy bears are babies. We even went to Dollar Tree to get some bottles for them. I think their bears need lunch boxes now!

  10. Where do you get your great ideas? Love this and would make a very cute Barbie suitcase too. Because Barbie has a rocking travel schedule!


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