You can use cookie tins of any size for this project.
Upcycle Empty Cookie Tins Into Stylish Storage
I love those spiced cookies that you get in the tins from IKEA at Christmas. We got through quite a few of them this year. Instead of throwing away the tins I decided to upcycle them into some stylish travel themed storage for my study. I thought they would look great on my DIY map desk.
I love old road maps and keep them for crafting with. I decided to give these cookie tins a travel themed make over with maps.
First, I sprayed painted the tin cans a cream color.
I cut strips of road map to fit the outside of the tins.
Using double sided sticky tape I attached the maps to the outside of the tins.
Next, using a rotary paper cutter I cut out a round map to fit the lid of the cookie tin. This was then stuck to the lid with glue.
Then to make the tins even more stylish I added leather handles.
First, I drilled small holes into the side of the cans. (see the blog post for more details).
I made the handles from leather scraps and attached them to the tin using Chicago screws.
Just punch a hole in the leather to pass the screws through.
I attached two handles to each tin.
To make the larger tins better for storage I made dividers using cardboard.
I'm really pleased how these map tin cans turned out. Not only are they handy storage but they look really good in my study. They match the popular IKEA Moppe map drawers I have in the study.
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