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My Crafty Craft-Table Cachepot: Trash to Treasure Tin Can

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Tin Can Recycling Projects

What can you do with a soup can, curtain hooks, those pesky advertising inserts from magazines, and a few beads? You will soon find out. I call it my Trash to Treasure Tin Can.

Trash to Treasure Tin Can Craft room organzing ideas

One of my favorite blogs is Blah-to-TADA.blogspot.com. Claire writes for a newspaper and was asked to write a column about how you could take stuff you would normally throw out and make something desirable from it.  Her blog was inspired by her newspaper column.  Her tag line – a crafty recycling blog. Her posts are presented in such a simple effective format – only a few photos and text.   Before is “Blah” and after “TADA”.  Check out what she did with a Whole Foods bag.  You will be inspired. Her Bag of Tricks post, here

This is my attempt at creating a “Blah-to-TADA” post. Look back at the photo above to see my trash to treasure tin can.

Craft room organizing ideas made using recycled items

Cut advertising insert to the height of the can.  Roll tightly around a pencil and hot glue edge down.  Remove pencil.

Craft room organzing ideas made using recycled items

Make a bunch so you have a pile like this.

Organizers for holding craft supplies

Put a line of hot glue on the seam edge of each rolled tube and attach to the can, making sure to keep each roll straight.

Recycled material project ideas

Put a bead on each curtain hook.

Trash to Treasure Tin Can DIY craft supply organizers

 Push each hook between two tubes along the top edge of the can.

Craft room organizing ideas

TADA!

I also hot glued big beads to the bottom as decorative feet.  For the bigger can I used an old calendar to make the tubes.

Edited-illustration

Trash to Treasure Tin Can DIY Organizing Ideas

For more DIY Organizing tips check out my Organization Gallery.

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26 Comments

  1. Those are just great! I love finding ways to repurpose things. Fun post and great blog. Thanks for visiting me today.
    Have a great weekend.
    T

  2. That is awesome! I use tons of cans for each of my 4 kiddies things. This is going to be our weekend project. Thank you so much for sharing.

    (p.s.) Stopping by from SITS!

  3. Hi Megan – My mom was very creative and always coming up with clever ideas when I was growing up. I remember going to crafts shows and church bazzaars with her all the time to see what people had made. It fascinated me and still does. Coming up with ideas is is just how my brain is wired.

    Thanks everyone for all the nice comments.
    Diane

  4. Hi Diane! I LOVE your blog :) Thanks for featuring me on your blog…I’m honored(blush)! This project is totally TADA! Happy crafting!

  5. Oh, these are fantastic! I am always looking for cute (nearly free!) storage ideas!!!
    We have a friday fun finds party- if you’re interested, we’d love if you’d link up tomorrow! :)