DIY Tin Can Containers and Organizers

by Happyhappynester
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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  • Donna Bates Donna Bates on Feb 18, 2022

    Great idea! You gave me ideas too. Thank You

  • Est34444913 Est34444913 on Feb 18, 2022

    I could not find the full tutorial for the tin can organizers and storage containers. I gave my email yet i am being asked for it when I try to look at something else. How can I try these projects without access to the tutorials please?

    I do not have any social media accounts beside email. Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects with others