Don’t toss it, upcycle it. Here we show you how you can re-use paint tins! Even empty paint tins can have more than one life.

1. A stationery holder from old paint tins

Watch the video, and then follow the steps to make your own stationery holder from old paint tins.

Materials you will need

  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Hot glue gun
  • Steel ruler
  • Three empty paint pots
  • Wallpaper offcuts or any other decorative paper

Step 1

Use the craft knife to remove the lip of the paint pot.

Step 2

Measure and cut the paper to fit around the pots. Stick the paper around the pots with hot glue.

Step 3

Attach the pots to each other in a pyramid shape with the hot glue. Use it as a stationery hold-all on your desk.

2. A handy paintbrush holders from old paint tins

Spray paint old paint tins and hang them on hooks using picture wire. They make great storage for paintbrushes.

3. Lanterns from old paint tins

Punch holes in metal paint tins and pop in a tea light candle for a pretty effect.
Watch the video:

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