Monday, 20 June 2011

Bee happy .... make creative storage

Was rummaging through the recycling box the other day after a good idea!

Picked out all my tin cans that had a ring pull top so the edges weren't too sharp and dangerous.


I sprayed some tins purple to put plants in for outside in the garden.  I drilled a hole in the bottom of each tin for drainage.


I have painted 2 pink and 2 blue which I then decorated with my CK wallpaper leftovers from the kitchen walls. I used Mod Podge (for the first time) to stick the wallpaper down then used it to finish the surface.



These lovely tins are now spread across my desk and sewing table holding pens, felt tips
and scissors :)



Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!


27 comments:

  1. I've done something similar this weekend!! A couple of pencil and pen pots from dressed up tin cans and jars which would have just been recycled. Such a satisfying thing to do and I'm still feeling that 'I'm green' polish my halo thing :-P

    Hope you're still feeling much better and had a lovely weekend!
    Jem xXx

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  2. I love those pink and blue tins, with the CK flowers - so pretty! Maria x

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  3. PS - the pale blue shade and the CK roses is a gorgeous combination!! I bet the purple looks striking all planted up too! xXx

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  4. Great idea - they look lovely!
    Liz

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  5. Lovely. I like the look of the purple plant pot ones, where do you buy your spray paint?

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  6. Fab! I've done the exact same thing and keep my herbs in them. The large oil drums you get in Asian supermarkets are great too.

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  7. Beautiful! I used fabric for my version of this useful recycle project! http://be4-after.blogspot.com/2011/03/green-is-new-black.html

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  8. They are lovely, love the colours. Just going to google mod podgy to find out what it is.
    Gillx

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  9. Such a lovely make and the perfect recycling! Scarlett x

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  10. What a creative idea! I love the purple. Your using the wall paper made them even prettier. Thanks for sharing a great idea. Hugs!

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  11. Fab idea - I hate to throw anything out and always find myself thinking how I could "repurpose" everything. I bet they look great on your desk xxx

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  12. That is a lovely idea - I shall have to seek out the right tins when I next do a grocery shop!

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  13. Great idea- creative recycling

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  14. Our local florist has painted tins in the same way, put a little gingham ribbon round them, put one plant in and charges the earth for them - but they do look pretty, so I keep meaning to have a go!
    -x-

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  15. Wouldnt those be cute filled with flowers for a country wedding?

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  16. Hello I have just had my first visit to your blog,it is lovely and I do hope you are feeling better,a young lady I know had the same illness as you and it is a very painful time you have,have a blessed day and I will be back, love those tins.

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  17. They look fab - what a great idea! x

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  18. so easy - and so fabulous. i wish i had thought of it! thanks for sharing and they do say imitation is the best form of flattery... i will be flattering you soon! shame the bins are already out for pick up tomorrow.. xx

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  19. Oh they look absolutely beautiful ~ what a marvellous idea! Thank you for sharing it with us! Hope you have a lovely day, Love Brenda

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  20. They look great!
    <3 Carly

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  21. How clever and pretty - they look so sweet. And there's less recycling to put out next week - win win! xxx

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  22. Gosh that's uncanny (no pun intended). I decorated a couple of tall thin wafer tins the other day to use for displays at my next craft fair. Mine I covered with lovely scrapbook card that I found. I also have a pile of slimfast tins with red plastic lids that I'm planning to do over for christmas! Waste not want not..

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  23. aww what a great idea they look so pretty ;-) I hope you are feeling better, dee x

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  24. sooooo cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, love those tins!! thanks for sharing, i'm so inspired, i want to rummage through junks and find those tins too!!! woohoooo!!! you're so creative and talented as usual!!! xx Susan

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  25. I'm loving that purple, I've been saving some tins for one of my 'ideas' but now I think I'm going to have to add some purple paint to my list :)

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