I LOVE tins – all sorts of tins……… small ones………large ones……..square….round……. but the tins that score the most points for me are the HINGED tins.

I wait for the sales after Christmas where you can snag the BEST biscuits tins.  Of course the biscuits are usually stale but who cares – I’m not buying them for biscuits. 

I used to look for the most attractive tins until I discovered that I could actually cover them myself.  So of course, I’ve gone a bit crazy – slightly – and started out with these two.  I buy scrapbooking paper, cut it to size and glue it down with any tacky glue.  I use Elmer’s clear glue which seems to work the best for me.

The large one (which was a Dilmah tea tin) is going to be my new hexagon tin and the little one (formerly a chocolate tin) is the one I’ll use when I travel to hold my sewing needs.


My new hexagon tin
My travelling sewing tin

I know there are a lot of you out there just like me – and you know who you are!


  1. YES I know I am one of those, we are kindred spirits.I have been known to do marvellous things with contact and paper but one of my favourites is to glue fabric to glass. Just with PVA diluted 50/50 you can cover and seal almost everything from backs of glass plates to net curtains on windows for privacy.

  2. I just found you and want to say I absolutely love your quilts! I am adding you to my reader so I can keep up with your work – beautiful applique!! I love tins too

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