Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Its that time of year again!

Well its new year and that time when i realise that we have far too much clutter in the house (ok usually its mainly in my craft room!) and decide to declutter.  I am part way through clearing out my craft room and when its done I'll post some pictures.  i almost posted some pics of it before i started but it was that bad i couldn't bring myself to do it!!.  While i have been clearing out i have found that i have needed more storage devices for little things.  I decided that instead of rushing out and buying some i would try and recycle some items to make them into storage.  I have started simple with some tin cans.  I wasn't sure if these would turn out ok but I'm really pleased with them.  I am now manically collected tin cans so i can decorate some more!!.

If you want to have a go they only take 5 minutes to do.  Choose some scrapbook paper.  i used 12" x 12".  You will need at least a 10" length to fit fully round most tins. Measure the height from under the rim to the bottom of the tin. Mine where slightly different sizes but the tallest was 10".  Cut out your paper and run round the edges with double sided tape then stick one edge down on the tin and roll the tin round the paper and stick the other edge down.   Embellish with whatever you want and that's it a new storage tin.


  1. Really simple but very effective, they look fab!
    Kandi x

  2. Hi! Stopping by to see your decorated tins. Thanks for coming by , and following. :)
    What a great idea! I will have to make some of these. :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Mmmm I have some wallpaper leftover - I could make some of these with that and it would match my room. Brilliant idea!! Jaqui x

  4. what a fab idea, all your makes are brilliant hun.

    p.s.just started to follow you too, xx