This is a super simple way to reuse an old tin or jar!


  • clean paint tin or jar
  • coloured cardboard or plastic sheet
  • print out features
  • hot glue gun or double sided tape


  1. Wrap the tin or jar with coloured cardboard or plastic and glue or tape together
  2. Print out eyes and mouth of choice and glue or taped to the tin


I made these up for my sons birthday party which I had on the table for the cutlery to sit in. They looked great and were so handy and now are used for storage.

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  • Stace
    • 04 Feb 2020
      8:20 pm

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  • Omg. So cute. Love how friendly they looks. Perfect for storing pait brushes and crayons.


  • Easy craft idea to do with kids.


  • LOVE this! Will try it on the weekend with my daughter.


  • These are so cute and clever. Such a great idea for kids to personalise.


  • Such a fun weekend activity! Could even turn them into pot plants with crazy hair


  • These look way cool. Love the pictures.


  • Love this idea! Going to make these today with some old formula tins we’ve got lying around. I might add some rice into them and hot glue the lids down so they can double as instruments too!


  • They look so cute, and it’s great that the children can personalise them.


  • How great do they look love them and seem so easy and fun to make


  • Cutefor pencils


  • These look super cute. My kids would love these.


  • So so cute, what a way to brighten any area, specially at the desk with pen, pencil storage.


  • I love the idea of cutlery being held in these. Would have looked fantastic for his party. So many uses for these and I’m think girls tins so could do unicorns or fairies. Great and simple idea thanks.


  • Lots of fun and good storage.


  • Looks to cool to store things in


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