So… in my last post, I wrote a little about my love for vintage tea tins.
I love my own tea tins. Only just 2. Recently they’ve been sitting in my kitchen… last week I put some winter roses in them and had them grace my desk.
But I thought I’d do some surfing for more inspiration on how to use these pretty tins…
I discovered Uniquely Tea, a great blog for some tea tin inspiration! These are some of my favourites:
Clock and lamp
With a drill and a kit from Bunnings.
Use them to display flowers. I find it best to gather up a bunch of flowers, put rubber band around the stems so they stay tight and cut them so that there’s only about 2 cm between top of tin and flowerheads.
I place the water and flowers into a plastic cup and place that into the tin. Prevents the tin from rusting.
Store Q-tips or cotton buds!
I keep various craft & sewing paraphernalia in these pretty colourful tins too.
Small beading pliers sit in one of my tea tins.
Fill them with wax and use them as candleholders. I must say I really like this idea, although I can’t really be bothered with locating wax beads, wick, boil them etc etc.
Make them into pretty vintage pendant shades via Junk Market Style!
My beautiful blue Asian-inspired bird vintage tea tin is now a holder for my new African violet. I love looking at this while I wash the dishes :)
And other things
Holly from decor8 also posted about tea tins last year… with some great photography and tips.