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Just thought I would share my latest 'system' as it looks quite good!
Over time I have kept all of the S26 tins that I used with Mickayla (over about 9mths it came to about 30 tins that I have collected!) - then I spray them with a black paint (a few bucks per can of spray does about a doz tins) - then wack a few labels on the top and wholla - a beautiful and uniform storage system (in my case for all the nails, screws, handles, string, buckle bits etc etc in the downstairs hardware room!)
It looks fantastic now that I have finished it and was pretty easy to do - very handy tins with those plastic lids - Love it!
Ohh, it reminds me of that section in Thats Life... Handy Hints... I Love that! Lol.
Me too! Thats an excellent suggestion Jessie! DP started collecting them for the shed, but didnt realise that he soon would have such a big build up! When we move house and get a bigger shed this would be perfect! :smiliedance:
Is That's Life TV or mag? - Oh well either way I am on my I feel famous cloud now!
AND - you can even cut them off at different heights and weld them back (or seal them back some other way if you can't convince someone you know to weld them - ie local BBQ Galore best buddy welding fella!) - Tie them all together in a row and 'Hey Presto' you have tailor made Bongo drums
Aren't I just the ideas girl - I am feeling the flow, or is that just the OMG I need sleep endorphins!
What fantastic idea's!!!
Way too creative for me though :laughing:
The closest I came to reusing formula tins was keeping them in the sink cupboard to put old leftover oil in.....
Oh I washed a couple out and put rice and pasta in them.
:yelclap: Round of applause for all you useful gals!!!!
My step dads shed is full of old formula tins from my girls.......
Useful for a variety of things - screws, nails, cable ties, nuts, bolts etc....
He loves it when we come to visit because he knows I will always have more tins for him :laughing:
Top idea, Jessie! :thumbsup: Trev has all our old one's in the shed too....though not pretty & painted like yours....
I spose they'd also be good to store pens, pencils, and bits & pieces of the girls' too! You could paint them in bright pretty colours! Thanks for the new inspiration!
I kept the baby food tins, spray painted them bronze, put tea lights in them and ran them right around the paving edge in the garden for a night tea soiree we did for the MIL's birthday. Cheap but looked fantastic!
Now THAT'S a cool idea :yelclap: You could even punch little decorative holes in them, hang a wire from the top, and hang them in trees, from the verandah etc!
Wow it's the ideas girls......
I used to wash out DD's baby food jars and put measured out formula in them, because I resented having to pay $8 for a special plastic container. Also takes up less room in your handbag.
Oh and the big ones are great for dried herbs and spices that come in bags not jars. (if you like saving $ again)
Like the candle holder idea, will start saving now for my housewarming! (considering I haven't got finance yet let alone bought the house I have heaps of time! lol )
I saved all of DS's baby food jars and used them for two reasons:
To store home made meals for him I also couldn't bring myself to pay so much for plastic containers.
I put coloured stones in the bottom and baby rose buds for table decorations for the lunch we had after his Christening. Looked lovely as they were just the right size and I couldn't affort to buy that many little vases.
Love the table decorating idea.
Pop a little ribbon around the twist end and no one would be any the wiser.
Aren't we all thrifty, creative little souls?
we fill our ones at work with sand... we then contacted them.. they make great book ends....
also the children love using them as blocks... they're easily stackable, just the right size... light .... durable... good to go in 'green bags' to pretend supermarkets...
You can put bells... beads etc in them to make them noisy (just tape edges- good for cogintive), or you can put sand to different levels to let your child explore weight (good gross motor)
i was gonna make a new post coz i was wondering what i should do with all my empty formula tins, considering how fast DS goes through them but i searched first and good thing i did. some handy ideas there. i also have heaps of baby food jars too that i was wondering what to do with them. ive already thrown out a heap of both the jars and the tins but it seems such a waste even though i really dont need them :p
wow, I should remember all these ideas when I am using baby food jars and stuff, thanks ladies:yes:
I washed my formula tins and cut a slot in the top for DS to 'post' all the colourfull plastic milk container lids i had also saved...
do your tins go a little rusty when you wash them out? my mum started washing them out to keep for my dad for his garage but now I want to make things with them and give them as gifts and want to know how to wash them without them going rusty inside
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