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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  • 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


  • A wonderful idea, they look great.


  • Love this idea and you could also decorate with contact also


  • So many great uses for these in the kids room


  • This is a great idea my kids will love it they are already into monsters a lot


  • This looks like so much fun!


  • Lovely things to get the grandchildren into doing. Thanks for sharing.


  • these are so cute, and would be a great way to give a gift for a birthday boy or girl – something where the packaging didn’t get thrown away – I love this idea and think I might adapt it for adults too!


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