If these were ordinary tuna tins, I probably wouldn't have saved them, but my lemon pepper tuna came in this cute tin with a rounded bottom, and I knew it had a second life in a craft project. To make this little two tiered catch-all you will need to round up the following:
- Two containers with holes punched in the bottoms.
- Glue gun or other super powered glue of choice.
-Ribbon, twine, etc. for wrapping around the containers.
- Thin dowel rod or bamboo skewer cut to desired length.
First, glue your skewer to the inside bottom of one of the tins. I also glued twine around the skewer for added support.
Next, begin gluing twine or ribbon to the tin in a spiral design. I started on the bottom and continued 2/3 of the way up the sides.
I glued ribbon around the top edge for a splash of color.
Slide the second tin onto the skewer and glue in place. Wrap with twine or ribbon as you did for the first tin.
I also wrapped twine around the very top of the skewer as a finial. You could also use a bead or something else.
I decided to use my catch-all to hold my letter stamps and decorative brads.
I think the colors work pretty well next to our battered (AKA Vintage) pumpkin filing cabinet!
Have you ever put on your super crafty cape and transformed something ordinary into something cute and useful? Do tell!