Handmade gift of the week: How to reuse tin cans

I have a collection of baby formula tins in my cupboard that I have kept, hoping there is something useful I can do with them. They’re great quality tins with gold plastic lids, but they aren’t airtight, so I can’t store food in them. They also have branding on them, so I always planned to paint them, but wasn’t sure what colour or design to use, until now…

Why we love them:

  • These colours look great together. White and gold look great for interiors, whilst the turquoise tones are bright and fresh for outside. 
  • Stripes are a timeless pattern, and conveniently already marked on the tins! You could also use tape to ensure neat, clean lines. 
  • You could apply this technique to any type of tin can – large or small. 
  • I would also use these as storage tins for pens, stationery, sewing acessories such as cotton reels and other haberdashery. 

Where would you use these pretty tins in your home? 
We’d love your thoughts – please comment below…

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