Upcycled: Vintage Tea, Spice, & Biscuit Tins



 Originally used to hold tea, biscuits, spices, or other dry foods, vintage tins often are saved and collected due to their beautiful colors and unique graphics. Check out these creative ways to upcycle those vintage tins!




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Old tins make great vases.  Photo by Heather Saunders








Can't find vintage tins? Print your own vintage labels! 
Here are a few from iDIY



Which is your favorite?



                                                                   






13 comments:

  1. The desk organizer is my favorite!

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    1. I'd like to make one of those too. I could really use one!

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  2. found your site through The Garden Web - they were discussing uses for vintage yardsticks, and because I often use yardsticks in my art work, i followed the link they posted to your site . . . long way to say I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! i guess you could say i am all about "creative ideas in crafts, and upcycled, innovative re-purposed art".

    i a new follower. i will be back soon. my favorite are "The Spice Girls".

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    1. Welcome! I'm so glad you're enjoying my blog. :)
      Laura

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  3. I love love love the DIY organization tins! I'm definitely going to make a bracelet, too! This is awesome. All of your ideas of so interesting, but I would never think of them myself. Love.

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  4. These are all amazing! I want them all :)

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  5. I love these finds. So many wonderful ones, but my favorite are the planters and the desk organizer. I'm always looking at the tin assortments at yard sales. I just love the look of them.

    Blogging Buddies

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  6. What an amazing post - some very talented designers out there, so creative - just loving the tea tin pendant lights, but could happily have everything here in my home!

    Thanks for sharing

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  7. The "spice girls vintage tin art" is my favorite! But I like almost everything here!

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  8. so many wonderful reuses for tins. As usual a perfect post.

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  9. Found you via one of my pinterest pins, and now I have discovered so many more creative ideas for tins. I have repinned many! Thanks for inspiring and sharing.

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  10. Amazing ideas. Thank you for this awesome post. Now I have to buy a lot of old tins! :D

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