Looking for uses for old popcorn tins? Do you have a half eaten popcorn tin remaining from the holiday season? Don’t you just hate to throw them away. They seem so useful. Here are 8 Clever Ideas to Upcycle Popcorn Tins!
Confession time. I once used a holiday popcorn tin to store magazines and then forgot about it and found them years later! Let’s not let that happen to you! Those popcorn tins are well made and a perfect item to repurpose or upcycle into something useful!
Using popcorn tins for trash bins is the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind but we have found a few more clever ways to upcycle them.
From An Old Popcorn Tin To A Lampshade
Make a lampshade! Love this idea, it’s so creative. Paint, fabric, pin holes, Mod Podge design to match your room, there are so many possibilities! Lampshade from Bright Green Door
More Common Household Items Repurposed Into Something Useful
Got big cats? You need an oversized litter box like I did. See what I used to solve the problem at my house. Ready in minutes!
We needed a tall side table to go next to our sofa with high sides. This is how we repurposed a thrift store bar stool into a side table which we are still using.
Need storage space on a counter top? I made this Two Tier Spinning Tray to use in my craft room. It would work in the kitchen too. It spins!
This was a fun project and no doubt one of the most useful tools in my sewing space. You won’t even believe what it’s made with either. Cost=nothing. Two Tier Pin Cushion.
A couple of Dollar store trash cans can easily become an outdoor side table for the porch. This idea is super popular among my DIY readers. Total cost=$3!
Sisal rope is such a versatile design medium. I especially like the handles added to this storage bin from Homemade In The Heartland
Make A Popcorn Tin Ottoman
This Popcorn Tin Ottoman by New Life New Purpose provides a little extra storage too! You may be surprised to see what she is storing in there.
A Popcorn Tin Becomes A Canister
Our love affair with chalk paint continues with this Chalkboard Kitchen Canister from Knick of Time
Pet Food Canister
Repurpose your popcorn tins into pet food containers! The design ideas are limited only by your imagination. Great for a bird food container too! Add a drawer pull to the top for decoration.
Dog Food Container by The 2 Seasons
Chalkboard Dog Food Container with scoop attached by Redefined Mom. I really like this idea because you can leave notes for your pet sitter when you go on vacation!
Birthday Time Capsule
Birthdays just got much more interesting with this Time Capsule by 3 Boys and a Camera. This would also be fun for a kindergarten or first grade class to do.
Zebra Print Trash Bin
This Zebra Trash Can from The Ornament Girl is only one of the multitude of design ideas you could use to make your own popcorn tin trash can. Love that zebra print!
Thanks to Hammers and High Heels for this idea to group matching tins together for storage. A great idea for the garage too. This would be helpful right by the back door in the garage! One for each member of the family.
I could see using this in the playroom too!
But Wait! There are even more ideas to upcycle popcorn tins:
- Chalkboard Planter
- Decorative Storage
- Craft Storage
- Drum Set toys
- Floor Lamp
- Pet Food Storage
- Bread Storage
- Rocket Stove