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Jul 1, 2014

DIY Project Life® Sorage Tin

I love re-purposing things.  I started (probably out of necessity) as a little girl & it still gives me warm fuzzies to this day. 
 Have you seen these organizers from Land of Nod?  I've always thought they were really cute & they were the inspiration for this DIY project.

I'm a newly converted tea drinker & went through this tea tin quickly this winter.  I loved the shape of it though & decided to hold onto it just in case I could use it for something later.  I'm glad I did, because it ended up transforming into a perfect storage tin for my craft space!
 To begin with, I used a flat spray paint/primer-in-one to cover the tin & paint it white.  Valspar is my favorite brand, but Krylon works really well too.

I loved the scale of these alphabet stickers from a previous Studio Calico kit & applied them directly to the tin.
 Once my letters were in place, I applied a couple additional coats of paints & voila!
The tin is the perfect size for holding 3x4" Project Life® cards... but of course, could be used to hold any of your things.  (Hence the name.)

I have a new obsession with spray paint.  It's seriously the Duct Tape for crafters!


  1. Excuse me while I'm off to the store to buy any product sold in a tin...

    Very cute. I love that you made the letters monochromatic to blend in!

  2. LOVE this idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Hi Julie. I keep biscuit tins. We get them at Christmas, but, quite frankly, they are a bit useless for storing biscuits in my house, as they don't keep the ants out! Sooooo, I'm thinking this idea is a great one! And would be great to turn into a Chritmas gift too. Awesome. What did you do with the lid? Toss it? Paula in Aus

    1. Thanks, Paula! I painted the lid too & kept it just in case I decide to store something else in it later.


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