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Our new kitchen will have open shelves for much of the pantry storage. What a great opportunity for pretty tins and mason jars!

I bought a bunch of tins at our local dump shop for $.50 each as well as collecting a few from my parents and friends. After Christmas is a great time to look for these hiding in peoples cupboards.

Step One: Give them all a good clean – who knows where some of those dump shop tins have been!

Step two: Give them all a light sand. This helps the paint adhere.

Step three: With the tin lids on (so they don’t get too tight and won’t fit on anymore) LIGHTLY coat them with a top quality spray paint


Step four: Leave to dry and then re-coat as per the can’s instructions. I used 3 very fine coats.

Step five: Write the names of the contents on the tins with paint pens.

Fill your pretty tins with all your delicious things.

Let me know what you think in the comments below!


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Recycle and repurpose old cookie tins and transform them into gorgeous storage tins for your kitchen! Organize that pantry! #storage #diy

Dana is a homesteading, homeschooling mama to 3, based in the south of New Zealand.

She is a Certified Ketogenic Living Coach, and natural wellness expert, as well as a Registered Nurse, with post grad training in mothers and babies. She has struggled with infertility and PCOS and conceived all 3 babies naturally.

Dana is passionate about natural health and gentle parenting. With a background in well child / baby nursing she loves sharing what she knows with mamas, mamas-to-be and mama-want-to-be’s.

She enjoys getting out in the garden, or just sitting at the beach in the sun. Dana also blogs about fertility and pregnancy at, coaches people through and creates meal plans for

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