repurposed tins

May 4, 2012 § 5 Comments

It’s dance recital time around here and now, more than ever, I need to be organized with all our ballet hair supplies. My girls dance at the Pacific Northwest Ballet School, which requires that students stick to the proper ballet dress code – meaning I’ve become fairly skilled at creating the perfect bun (again and again and again). Let’s just say, we have A LOT of little hair accessories.

One of the best ideas I’ve come up with to keep all our rubber bands, bobbie pins, clips and hair nets together in the dance bag is to use old Altoids tins, crafted up a little of course. I cut scrapbook paper to fit the top, bottom and sides. Using a foam brush, I adhere the paper to the tin and decoupage over the top with one of my favorite craft products, Modge Podge – a glue, sealer and finish in one. Once the paper dries, I add a few embellishments and glue a ribbon trim around the top of the lid. These pretty tins perfectly contain the clutter. And my latest trick: by sticking a magnet inside the metal box, stray bobbies can easily be collected and kept in place – another little thing I love!

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