Recently I showed you how to repurpose old tins into fun storage containers.  I love bright colors and patterns, so I decided to take my upcycled tins one step further.  This is how I did it.
(This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where you can find my new tutorial every Tuesday!)


  • Tins
  • Knobs
  • Spray Paint
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Ric rac or trim (optional)
  • Mod Podge

Step one:  Upcycle your tin following the instructions in this post:

Step two:  Cut a piece of fabric to fit the tin.

Step three:  Apply Mod Podge to the back of the fabric.

Step four:  Place the fabric onto the tin.  Fold the edge over to make it look more polished.

Step five:  (optional)  Glue ric rac around the edges of the fabric.

Now my tins look the way I want them to:  bright, bold, and colorful!  They make for a fun storage option in my craft room.  I’ve placed my paint brushes and spouncers in them.

 Which do you prefer, solid colored or patterned?  Have fun creating!


  1. Love these! I used to hoard the metal tins that were left in the teacher’s lounge after Christmas cookies were dropped off a shared, then modpodge fabric on to them to use as a “station” or “center”. Whats even cooler, is that with a couple of magnets temporarily on the back I could place them around the room (on the white board or bookcases and filing cabinets) for my kiddos to spread out and use! I never thought ot make tall ones!


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