Storage Tins

Gwenfro Gifts

I thought I would share this simple idea with you. I went to a craft fair and the stall next to me was all about recyling. They had some lovely containers which I didn’t automatically recognise as tins, but there were.

So I went home and made my own version and thought I would share them with you crafters out there.

Screen Shot 2019-06-29 at 19.05.38Take a tin, any tin, and take the label off it. You may have to scrub the bit where the glue has been. I would also put it in the dish washer to sterilise it.

Next step is to paint your tin and line it. I use lining paper for decorating. It’s thick and curls the right way. It will stick snugly under the lip of the tin. Be careful there is no sharp edges. I tend to find those that can be opened with a tab rather than the tin opener are not sharp.

I use a cross stitch a picture of what it will contain, simpluy because I love cross stitching. You need to stitch something that is quick and easy, or perhaps add a photo or something you have downloaded to show what it could contain. Make sure the photo is free to use. I use Pixabay for photos.

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I’ve just made this to hold knitting needles in. There are lots of things you can put in the tins, like crayons, pencils, etc. So¬† adapt the picture to show whatever you like.

I also used string to go at the top and bottom, secured with a Prit stick. Then just put embellishment in the centre, or decorate it as you will.