Make recycled storage tins to get organized! This is a sponsored post.
It’s been my delight to serve on the Xyron Design Team for the past year, and for my last post on the team, I want to share my FAVORITE Xyron product. This is one of my go-to tools for projects, demos, and teaching craft classes: Xyron’s Creative Station! I stock up on the permanent refill adhesive because I use it so much.
The Creative Station is awesome because of its larger size. Since I love to make home decor projects, the larger size works best for the kinds of projects I make. I especially love that the adhesive is strong enough to use with fabric. I save so much time by rolling fabric in my Creative Station to use on decorative projects. The fabric keeps its soft feel and I don’t have to wait for liquid glues to dry. It’s a HUGE time saver and it works just the way I need it to.
Another thing I love about the larger size is that I can use bigger pieces of fabric in the machine and trim them down to size, which helps seal the edges. If you trim the fabric to size after adding the adhesive, the edges get “sealed” so you have less fraying! That’s what I did to quickly make these beautiful storage tins for my craft area. Here’s how you can make your own.
Supplies Used to Make Recycled Storage Tins:
- Xyron Creative Station with Permanent Adhesive
- Empty cookie tins
- Decorative knobs
Measure the fabric to determine how much you need to fit your tins. Add 1 inch to the dimensions.
Roll the fabric through the Creative Station to add adhesive. Rub the fabric firmly to make sure that the adhesive sticks well to the fabric. Trim 1/2 inch off each end to seal the edges, and save the trimmings for later.
Peel one end off the paper backing and line the fabric onto the tin as pictured. Continue slowly removing the backing and adhering the fabric. Working this way makes it easier to apply the fabric smoothly and evenly.
Use the trim left from the earlier step to cover the “lip” of the lid.
Trace the lid of the container on the fabric, and cut it out. Roll the fabric in the Creative Station and adhere it to the lid.
Cut an “X” in the top of the fabric where the knob will go. Use a drill to make a hole in the lid, and attach the knob to the container.
These pretty fabric covered recycled storage tins are perfect for markers, pencils, brushes, and other tools. Plus, they took less than 15 minutes to make! I love how my Xyron Creative Station makes it easy to complete home decor and organization crafts so quickly!