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

Notes... 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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  • Be good for pens, pencil crayons and paint brushes to stand in


  • Mister Maker has done these. My son loves everything he makes and want to make it all himself too!


  • These look great. Something for the kids to do on a rainy weekend.


  • What a great way to recycle. Love this idea


  • This is very cute, and in fact you could create all sorts of jars.


  • these look awesome!!


  • They look so cool and could be used to store so many things. Handy to have in the kids bedrooms, in the kitchen, even in the laundry and I think I could even see uses for them in the garden shed

    • I agree – so many practical uses for these monster cans. They would look wonderful on a desk.


  • Fun looking monster tins – fabulous creativity.


  • Very cute and easy to make it.


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