I was happily scrolling through Instagram, when my husband stuck a blue tin in my face and asked me if I wanted it.
“Nah, I don’t want any cookies, thanks.” I replied without looking.
He laughed, “Good! Because there aren’t any cookies in there!”
He earned that chuckle fair and square, I wasn’t paying attention. He had just finished off a tin of those Danish butter cookies that come out around Christmas time. Well, my grandma taught me that you never throw away cookie tins or popcorn tins or any other reuseable container (cigar boxes, butter tubs, etc.), so I told him I wanted the tin and promptly put it on my desk to be washed and recycled another day.
I already have a really cool tin (from my Nana), that stores my circular knitting needles, so I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with this one. I set about Google and Pinterest to find some ideas.
I really, really like the clock idea. And I think the succulent/plant holder idea is cute, but what to do with the lid? Maybe use the base for the plants and the lid as a clock? I don’t know. #useeverypart right?
Here’s what I found on Google:
- How to Reuse Cookie Tins with Mod Podge
- DIY Vintage Clock
- Tin Can Tea Light Holders – I know, these aren’t cookie tins, BUT you could do this WITH cookie tins, so I’m including it. Also, it’s cute.
- HUGE list of ideas on TipNut
- Paint and get your scrappy love on with this idea!
- Another painted idea, but this time with washi tape!
I pinned them to a special board on Pinterest, and then found more ideas there!
Do you reuse cookie tins? Do you alter them, or just keep them as is? I’d love to hear your ideas!