When it comes to storage, sometimes you have to think outside of the box. Since I had acquired a nice collection of Christmas tins, I figured I could repurpose them to use for storage containers. All I needed to do was create a style for them that would fit in with my decor.
Repurposed Christmas Tin Storage
Although I liked the cute graphics on these tins, I thought I could better use tins that were good for all seasons. My plan was to use twine and burlap to create some rustic chic storage.
Twine Covered Tins Tutorial
First I went to work on the lids.
I began by painting with an acrylic paint in a graphite color.
I had also painted the rim of the canister where the lid would be placed.
I didn’t want the lids to look too new so I added some light scratch marks with a fine paint brush and some sterling silver colored paint.
I then went to work on the canisters.
For the smaller canister, I decided to wrap it in white twine. I first applied Mod Podge decoupage to the canister, one half at a time, and began winding the twine around the canister.
When the entire canister was wrapped in twine, I applied another layer of Mod Podge over the twine. I then added a narrow strip of burlap around the canister and another layer of Mod Podge over that.
Then, I attached canvas stickers onto the burlap to spell the words “nuts & bolts”. I did add some more Mod Podge over the stickers which may have been overkill but they aren’t going anywhere!
For the second container, I followed the same steps accept that I used a thicker natural twine and left off the burlap. I used stickers to spell out the word “coins” for this one.
Don’t worry, they don’t stay looking so messy!
Once they dried….
They ended up looking like this:
The Mod Podge might not be totally dry on the nuts and bolts canister but I think you get a good enough idea!