As a budget crafter, I’m always trying to figure out where to put all my stuff and how to get organized without breaking the bank.  This is one of my solutions!  I recycled old tins to make cute, colorful storage containers.
(This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where you can find my new tutorial every Tuesday!)

Supplies Used:

  • Tins
  • Knobs (found in the dollar spot at Michaels Craft Store)
  • Spray Paint

To make your own storage tin:

Step one: Use a drill to make a hole in the lid of the tin.


Step two: Attach the knob to the lid, using the hardware that came with the knob.

Step three: Prime and spray paint the tins.


Your pretty storage tins are ready to be filled.  (I later updated my tins with fabric…tutorial coming soon!)  I plan to use mine in my craft room, but since I didn’t paint the inside they could be used for other things, too, like the Valentine candy you took from your kids.  So start saving those tins, and have fun creating!




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