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Turn baby formula tins into craft tins.


Material

  • several baby formula tin
  • 1 patterned duct tape

Method

  1. Wash and dry empty baby formula tin.
  2. Measure around the tin with string, and then cut duct tape to length.
  3. Start at the bottom of the tin and wrap duct tape around carefully and repeat until tin is covered.

Notes

There are plenty of patterned tapes out there. I chose the duct tape varieties as it was wider and easier to work with. Tins are the perfect size for pencil, textas and just about anything else.



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  • 3timesamum
    • 25 Jun 2014
      5:58 pm

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  • Ok this is a spectacular idea for a pencil/texta container! We never seem to have enough and none are as big as this. Looking at this gave me the instant idea of getting a baby formula tin, then once cleaning it after use, ok maybe everyone doesnt have spray paint in there house but I certainly do from the art projects I enjoy doing myself, you could spray them white on the outside and then your children could paint or draw on them to decorate them. Or you could paint them with brushes and acrylic paint. I’ve also got a tub of chalk board paint I bought ages ago I’ve never used, could do one in that and then children could decorate it with chalk. Never thought once of reusing a formula tin but they are a great size, great idea thank you for sharing!

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  • Great and handy recycling idea! They would look so colourful stacked up in a craft corner with all the kids textas etc in them!

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  • Those tins are so handy to have

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  • Don’t use formula anymore maybe I can use Nescafé tins .this project looks great

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  • Great project idea, with the amount of formula tins you can accumulate it’s good to find ways to reuse. They are a great size for storage.

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  • I didn’t know you could get patent duct tape but this sounds like a good invention to decorate things that are broken haha. A nice use with the tins as well. Good to recycle

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  • I don’t have baby formula tins, but I do have a few of the big old glass coffee jars, they’ll be just as good for this project

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  • Love the tin crafts.

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  • Cute and clever way to store baby items too!

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  • A great way to store all your art objects neat and tidy.

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  • A nice idea and great to store things in, thanks!

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  • A great idea for storing all those bits and pieces.

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  • great way to upcycle formula tins!

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  • The tins look amazing and so many uses for them!

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  • Teaching your kids to recycle by example is so important. Thank you for sharing a great idea

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  • What a great idea. I usually through away empty tins but this is a great recycling idea.

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  • A brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  • It looks really great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  • Oh thats a nice one, I have also same one :)

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  • i tried this last evening… came out very well…. but i did it with washi tape :)

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