Monday, 5 April 2010

New storage

My latest hair-brained idea in my never-ending quest to organise my stitching projects is this set of tins.
I had the good fortune to find these biscuits at my local supermarket in the post Christmas sales. They were filled with the most divine chocolate biscuits, but it was the tin that really took my eye. I love the embossed filigree-style pattern on the lid. I bought as many tins as remained on the shelf!
It took us a whole term of school lunches to eat our way through the biscuits (!), but at last they are ready for housing my projects. I have stuck strips of scrap booking paper to the outside of the tins with double-sided tape.
And the lid has a ducky little indent, just perfect for adding labels so that I know which tin contains what! I do love them. Not sure if it will help me get projects finished any more quickly, but at least they look good. And surely looking good is half the battle ... isn't it?!

29 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea, the tins are lovely!

    I'm a little bit jealous just looking at them.

    I keep smaller projects that are "on the go" inside the clear plastic pockets that sheets come sold in, or the kid's Pj's - the ones with snaps that close them.

    They are all stacked inside some Kikki-K style boxes, so they look OK, but not quite as adorable as the tins.

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  2. LOL - I can just imagine the look on your family's faces when you informed them they HAD to eat all those cookies! I bet they couldn't believe their luck!

    Great project..and an excellent recycling idea. I shall be checking the cookie aisle more carefully!

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  3. Fabulous storage idea!! They look so attractive stacked together - lovely use of the gorgeous scrap booking papers that are around at the moment.

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  4. What a fantastic idea.Mmmm will have to keep my eyes open for some suitable biscuit tins and try this idea as well.Thanks for the inspiration :) Barb.

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  5. What a terrific way to repurpose such beautiful tins! Now whenever I see one I will not think of it in the same manner. I will think of what I will be able to do with one!

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  6. Such gorgeousness, I am quite partial to re-using biccy tins myself.
    We will have to chat again soon :)
    love Janelle xx

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  7. I'll be happy to come over sometime and help you empty out some more tins! Just give me a call :)

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  8. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [05 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  9. Those are anything but harebrained...they are gorgeous. What a wonderful idea!

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  10. Hey, CUTE counts for an awful lot!! Love the scrapbook paper on the sides, what a really great idea!

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  11. The tins are great arent they,I bought some friends one of these for Christmas for the same reason, I loved the tin and now wished I had bought some for myself.

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  12. Perfect boxes. You have a good eye. Something old became something new and pretty.

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  13. What gawjus tins ... and so pretty with your lovely decorating. Now I'll have to be on the look out for pretty tins too, I just love that very clever idea!!!
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  14. Lovely looking tins. So do you still get the chocolaty aroma when you take off a lid?

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  15. I would have bought the lot too. I'm a tin fanatic. Further more, I would have transfered the biscuits to another container immediately. They look great.

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  16. How clever!! They really look amazing! :-)

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  17. Just so cute tins....


    Sandy N

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  18. great idea, they look great

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  19. Gorgeous tins - you have such a flair for making things pretty!

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  20. Too too clever! They are delightful!

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  21. I just discovered your blog and can't wait to browse through all your wonderful work.

    I just love your storage idea! The tin is perfect and I love the extras you added to it to make it even prettier.

    Enjoy your day.

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  22. What a fantastic idea!

    I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for pretty biscuit tins. It's a win-win situation - not only will I get to eat yummy biscuits, but I then have a pretty tin to reuse later!!

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  23. these are gorgeous. wish i could find tins like these!! they are beautiful. love you blog too btw. kaz x

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  24. Such pretty tins! I wish I could get a hold of them! Wonderful scrapbook paper too.

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  25. Just gorgeous. A MUCH nicer way to see your unfinished projects. Just makes you want to pick one up and have some fun! You encourage me to keep up my organising efforts. Enjoy the last week of the holidays. Leanne

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  26. This is a wonderful idea. I actually have lots of these tins lying around, but I never would have thought to make them look this pretty.

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