Tuesday, 16 April 2013

A storage tin makeover

I realised that I was in much need of some storage tins for crafty bits and bobs so decided on a little DIY effort to prettify some regular food tins.  This idea is by no means original, I cannot take an ounce of credit for it; I have seen it on a few blogs and all over Pinterest, but it's a simple and effective way of brightening up some otherwise rather boring objects.  

It's a speedy little project (right up my street!) but so effective, don't you think!  

Here's the know how...

Take some empty, clean food tins.  See how sad and in need of a makeover they are, poor things...

Choose some pretty paper.  I picked this up in Paperchase a few weeks ago.  Fabric would work pretty well too. 

Measure the height of your tin.  If it has a lip on it, measure just under it.  Measure around the tin, adding approximately 1cm extra as an overlap
Cut the paper to size

Add a few lengths of double sided sticky tape to the can at regular intervals

Carefully wrap the paper round the can, making sure you keep it straight all the way round.  Secure the overlap with a strip of double sided tape and ta-dah, one prettified tin!  

Then ta-dah, ta-dah and ta-dah - four finished tins! 

It's thoroughly addictive, be warned! 

If you try this, I'd love to see the results!
Jo xx

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