Fabric Covered Tins

Not too long ago, I showed you how to repurpose old tins into fun storage containers.  While I loved the end result, it didn’t feel “done” to me.  I love bright colors and patterns, so I decided to take my upcycled tins one step further.  This is how I did it.

Mod Podged Tin

Project estimate:

  • Tins, on hand
  • Knobs, $1
  • Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Fabric scraps, on hand
  • Ric rac or trim (optional), on hand
  • Mod Podge, on hand

Total: $1 and up


Step one:  Assemble and paint your tin following the instructions in this post:   Upcycled Tin Storage Containers

Step two:  Cut a piece of fabric to fit around the tin.

Step three:  Apply Mod Podge to the reverse side of the fabric.

mod podge fabric

Step four:  Press the fabric onto the tin.  Fold the edge over to make it look more polished.

Covered tin tutorial

Step five:  (optional)  Glue ric rac or trim around the edges of the fabric.

ric rac

Now my tins look the way I want them to:  bright, bold, and colorful!  They make for a fun storage option in my craft room.  Which do you prefer, solid colored or patterned?  Have fun creating!

Fabric on Tin