Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tin Tin Tin

Do you have several years worth of old tins?
Christmas tins, cookie tins, popcorn tins.
This is a fun and quick revamp for them!
I found the idea on Pinterest.
You can hit up your local thrift store, like I did.

 Paid $.20-$.50 for each tin.
I made sure they were in good shape, clean, and all gold inside.

 One can of Krylon in "Jade" $4 at Joanns.
{I used the same can on the Kitchenaid make over.} 

3 thin coats later......

I love how the gold pops!

 For the tags I used some cute blank wood tags and scrapbook paper.
I just happened to have some with jade and gold!

Some Mod Podge and twine:

I think they will make for cute odds and ends storage in the kitchen or the girls' room. 

Linking up with:
Embracing Change


  1. These turned out so cute! What a great idea! I usually pass up tins at garage sales, but you've opened up a whole new world to me! I never thought of painting them!

  2. This is fabulous! I totally pinned this idea. Your tags are just adorable. I have been trying to figure out a way to store my sons LEGO collection. This might just be the solution! Have a great day!

  3. These are supre cute, I love the jade and gold!

  4. Super cute! And thrifty for when you need to pick up extra cookie tins and the ones at Goodwill aren't so pretty... make them pretty! Thanks for sharing this lovely idea.

    ps. did you know your word verification in turned on?

  5. My goodness...Why have I never thought of this!? It's perfect I have wanted aqua tins for my semi-retro kitchen, and they are so pricey at places like Pier one. Thanks for the clever idea! You ARE among the craftiest of women. Found you through REDOUX. Hope you'll stop and see me at Quirky Vistas.

  6. What a perfect idea! I have a few old tins like these and I didn't want to throw them out. So clever!
    Thank you for sharing this!

  7. I always wanted to do that, but didn't! So cute and you can always find a ton of tins thrifting! I may give it a whirl! Thaks for linking up - love your project!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  8. What a great idea..I love it. Gift giving in these would be fantastic.

  9. What a great idea! I would love for you to share this at my link party

  10. Found you over at A Diamond in the Stuff - SUPER CUTE tins!! Love the idea!

  11. I love these! And yes - I do have tons of old tacky tins lying around! Thanks for sharing at Naptime Delights!


  12. Great project idea. The finished product looks like something that you would buy at a store for a chunk of change. Thanks for sharing - I have a lot of canisters that need some attention.

  13. What an awesome idea! I would never have thought of it. Love the way they turned out!

    I found you on Winthrop Chronicles!


  14. Came over from Winthrop because I am crazy for tins for my craft storage. This is a super cute idea for a more serene look than my current chaotic one!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  15. Terrific up cycle - LOVE the spray paint color!

  16. Amazing what spray paint can do! I'm going to start hoarding tins. I'd love for you to share this {and anything else you'd like} at my link party.

  17. This is such a neat idea! I often see tin cans that I think are ugly but could be useful...all I need it some spray paint! :D

  18. Oh my goodness!!! What a GREAT idea!! I'm sooo keeping all my tins from now on!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  19. Oh, they are so cute! I love this idea. I know what I'll be looking for this weekend while garage sale-ing.
    ~ Terrie (your new follower)

  20. These are gorgeous...they match your kitchen aid mixer wonderfully!

  21. Such a creative idea! Over from Southern Lovely! Have a great day, and thanks for sharing! This is something I need to try! xo Heather

  22. These are so pretty and in my favorite color. I have a Blog Hop on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  23. These are OH SO PRETTY! Love the color you chose too! I would love to have you share this at my link party!!

  24. This is soo cute! I love what you did here and what a dreat idea! and I love the color you chose, so pretty.

  25. These turned out so cute! Love the color you chose! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,


  26. oooooh how pretty! I love the color...thanks for the inspiration ♥ much love

  27. Great project !!

    I would love you to share this at my craft, create and inspire linky party ...

    Hope to see you there

    Claire x

  28. The jade is fab! Did this and wanted to share suggestion to put mega magnets on the back of your tags. Worked great!

  29. These are super cute! I love the color of paint that you used. I saw them over at The Winthrop Chronicles.

    I'm your newest follower via GFC. I'd love for you to link these up to my party, Cooking and Crafts.

    Have a fabulous day!


  30. CONGRATS!!! You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream to Reality! Come on over and grab your featured button. You deserve it :)

  31. Love it!! I love the color you used.

  32. OMG!!! I love these! I do have tons of tins that my parents had!!! This would be awesome, and dont know why I didnt hink of it, for my craft/cardmaking supplies!! WOW and love those tags!!! Great idea and well done!! Thanks! Oh and I found you on Hometalk!!!! Cya!!