Her Holiday Tins Were Taking Over The Garage - What Mom Does With Them Instead Is Brilliant
LifeAspire Staff 5/27/2016
Those collectible decorative tins that contain cookies, crackers or tea can be given a second life with these great repurposing projects below.
Tins can be converted into general storage containers of all types and refreshed with different artistic endeavors. This project calls for decoupaging images onto a painted tin.
Tea For Two
With a vibrant coat of paint and fun lettering, you can use your cookie tin as a repurposed tea tin for storing your favorite tea.
Salvage old-fashioned tins by repurposing the lid into an eye-catching clock! It just takes a clock kit and your favorite vintage tin to create.
Creative Luminary Display
Cover unused tins with patterned fabric, secure with decorative twine, then hang in a pattern on the wall. Place a votive or tea candle in each and enjoy the light display. Here's how to create this look.
Keep Tabs on Miscellaneous Items
Instead of a junk drawer, place items in storage containers that you can creatively label and stash them in your pantry or closet instead.
Repurposed Gift Containers
Cookie tins of all sizes can be converted into the neatest gift containers. It just takes a fresh coat of paint and then personalizing them for the recipient. Check out this design method!
With a fresh coat of paint to match your decor, a cookie tin transforms perfectly into a planter.
One way to salvage antique or collectible tins while still giving them a new lease on life is to convert one into a lamp. Just follow these directions.
From Cookie Tin to Coffee Bin
Safely store your fresh beans in a repurposed tin until you're ready to roast them. A little chalkboard paint added to a section of the tin will allow you to label what it contains.
Fun Ways To Display Your Fruit
Forget the boring basket and instead repurpose colorful cookie tins into a tiered fresh fruit container.
Believe it or not, this guy makes musical instruments, particularly guitars that are actually playable, out of cookie tins.
Recycle Them As a Cookie Container
Once you've gobbled up all of the store bought cookies contained within, reuse them as a regular cookie tin at home for your batches of homemade cookies.
Turn Those Tins Into Something Spectacular
Many kids grew up with empty cookie tins used as sewing kits, but now you can add your own special creative flair to each and use them in unique ways around your home.