This multipurpose storage tin can be used as a simple container to store balls, small stuff toys, crayons, tapes…list continues…


  • 1 metal tin
  • 2 coloured paper
  • 1 tape


  1. I used a baby formula tin - Washed and cleaned.
  2. Wrap different colour paper around the tin (whatever combo you like)...any number.
  3. Seal with tape. I cut a design on one sheet and secured it on top of the other to give a simple but a crafty touch.

Notes... I made it in blue because I'm going to use it for my son's room to match his decor.

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  • Nid
    • 25 Aug 2015
      11:33 am

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  • I love doing things like this. I did an old pringle tin for my knitting needles.


  • What a great idea Thankyou


  • A good creative idea. Thanks so much!


  • great idea. its always good to recycle.

    • not quite sure why there is a burger pic but hey, why not! love it!

      • lol..yeah i’m still owndering too…..and yipee..its weekend..so burgerssss


  • What a great & cute idea :)


  • great easy idea for little ones, maybe using their artwork with their permission on the tins.


  • What a great way to recycle baby formula tins!!

    • Very clever and I love these crafty projects.


  • A great way to store bits & pieces that every child loves to collect!


  • clever recycling idea


  • Good idea – I love recycling and repurposing and reusing and having crafty fun – well done!


  • I love this. What a great idea. Thank you


  • I have been recycling shoe boxes ,spraypainted and decorated too for storing all manner of things too. Labeled and stacked so different things at hand. Storage need not be expensive and all like things can be found easier if collected together not all over. One for tips and ideas to try, another for recipes in papers that catch your eye.Surprising how much easier things are to find. Decorate using your imagination, with picture on boxes of things inside to find, Dolour coded and a list you can then what you are seeking easily find. Also recycling. I use tins and jars for pencils and crayons, with self and grand kids in mind


  • just takes like 2 mins :)


  • What a clever idea! My kids would love this


  • What a great idea!


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