DIY Tin Can Containers and Organizers

If you are like me, you may have some empty tin cans around your home. I added some scrapbooking paper, a cute knob and a chalkboard label to these cans, and now they are adorable additions to my kitchen. They make excellent storage containers for organizing a kitchen.
I will provide you with a quick tutorial of how to create these containers, but for more details about this project visit my blog linked below.
Tin can with lid
Scrapbook paper
Spray adhesive
Clear Varnish
Chalkboard sticker paper/template
Chalkboard pen
First, cut out your paper to size. Apply a couple coats of varnish to both sides of your paper. This will protect your paper from minor stains.
Apply a coat of spray adhesive to the back of the paper and place on the tin can.
Use a nail with a similar width to the screw and hammer it into the center of the lid. Then attach the knob to the top with a nut screwed on inside.
Cut out your chalkboard label and place on the covered canister. Use the chalkboard pen to write on your label. If you like chalkboard projects here is another.
Here are my finished containers on my kitchen shelf. To read more about this project and many others, head over to my blog:

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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  • Susan Susan on Feb 26, 2016
    Where do you get the lids?

  • Donna Donna on Feb 26, 2016
    Really cute....will have to search for such nice cans, other than that brand of coffee which we don't use. Did you design your own template for the labels, or are they available somewhere to buy? Thanks for such a creative idea.

  • Maritza Barnhill Maritza Barnhill on Nov 30, 2019
    love it 😍 how did u make the lids to go over the can ?


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  • AbadinBandB AbadinBandB on Jul 16, 2017
    Great idea , love all that aims for reuse, recycle and not polluting our environment !!! Great Job !!

  • Michelle Lynes Michelle Lynes on May 06, 2020

    I got some small popcorn tins from boy scouts this year this looks like the perfect way to reuse them thank you!!