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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  • 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!


  • i use tins…i decorate them too.. love the new idea.


  • I’ve tried decorating old tins and re purposing them. I just can’t vibe with them. No matter what, they still look like junk, old tins that need tossing :/


  • great for pens adn pencils on the table


  • When I was a kid I used to love making things out of tins, such as hoppers or pen/pencil holders. Such fun!


  • Haha so cute! Love this.


  • Very cute !


  • these are so cute!!


  • What a great way to recycle


  • they look easy and effective!


  • ITs a beautiful great idea kids will love it


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


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