Transform Your Christmas Tins for Spring

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to show you a quick and easy project that I just completed to
repurpose some old Christmas tins that are no longer my style.

My inspiration was some very pretty scrapbooking papers that
I had found at Hobby Lobby.  There are so many beautiful, interesting
and fun papers to choose from that the possibilities are endless.

All I did was cut the papers to size to fit around the two larger cans
and attached them with a small amount of white glue.
I painted the lids with chalk paint as well as the smaller can.
Here you can see how they turned out.

As I was editing these photos, child no.2 so lovingly pointed out
that the smaller can looked out of place.
I actually kind of agree with her but that's part of the beauty of this project.
I could repaper or paint over what I have done at any time.
I think they look good enough for now to use for spring and Easter decorating.

There are just so many possibilities of how you could transform these tins.
I think some kind of coordinating labels on the front of them would be a cute idea.

And of course, you can use them to store anything you like.

So if you have some holiday tins that you no longer use,
you can redecorate them very quickly and easily.
Those are the kind of projects I like!

Thanks a bunch for visiting!

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  1. That is such a great idea, thanks for sharing.

  2. This is a great idea Jo Anne! Unfortunately my Christmas tins are all packed up in the Christmas boxes in the attic. I'll leave them near the front next year so I can redecorate them throughout the year! Great idea!

  3. What great transformations. It just shows that we don't always have to buy something new.

  4. So cute. Love these. Happy Easter JoAnne.

  5. What a great idea! I love the papers you chose for the cans. I actually like how one of the cans is painted instead. It coordinates with the lids of the other cans.

  6. Great idea! There's no limit to what you can do with those pretty papers. You could give someone Easter cookies in one of your new springy tins. :)

  7. I have tons of those tins and no end of scrapbook paper! Now I know what to do with it all! Thanks for the tip!

  8. I need to copy this idea!
    I have painted tins before but never covered them.

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us all at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are so glad you are here!

  9. I love new recycling ideas...thanks.
    Happy Easter.

  10. What a transformation! Love how they turned out! Have a great day!

  11. I'm catching up with a few posts that seemed to have slip by me. Some have been read on my phone when it wouldn't let me leave a comment. I love this idea. I've been looking for tins to storage things in our new-to-us trailer and now I know what I will do. I see tins in thrift stores all the time and I can make them just perfect for our new home away from home! Thanks for the inspiration.


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