Empty Metal Tin for DIY Watercolor Pans or Craft Container Blank Altoids Mint Box Size

Kimberly Crick


Empty blank magnetic tin box measures about 92x58x20mm (approx 3.5" x 2.25" and 3/4" thick). It has a connected, hinged lid, with a small bump to allow the lid to securely shut. Tins can be used for storing your handmade paints or tube-filled empty watercolor pans. Please note that, like any metal tins such as Altoids containers, they are not rust-proof. It is ideal to keep these containers as dry as possible, and not to be used as a mixing well. When using any tins for watercolor paint storage, mixing colors on paper or in an empty pan is suggested. I typically cut a piece of watercolor paper to fit into the inside of the lid for use as a color chart. I have used the inner lid as a mixing area as well, but it should be wiped dry after painting to reduce rust build up over time.


Can fit about 6 standard size half pans inside, or 3 full pans - great for primary trios. This listing is for the empty tin only, you can find pans to put inside here. Use magnet tape to keep the pans stuck to the tin. Can also be used for general crafts, small item storage or candy. Use wax paper as a liner for storage of candy that could become tacky or melt.