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Upcycled Biscuit Tins

Biscuit tins are something I see pretty often and I’ve picked up a couple of cute one’s but what to do with them?  I  live in a in a unit in the suburbs of Melbourne – I just don’t have the room.  I also rent which limits my ability to make my home my own to some extent.  A girl can dream though and upcycled everyday items is one way to start.

Whilst having a glass of wine and watching Please Like me on ABCIView I decided to save some inspiring ideas, I love that show and it’s op shop chic.  Each post will concentrate on a different fairly common op shop item that can be used to good or given a new lease of life.

This is my way of hopefully making you (and reminding me) to think outside the box.

How gorgeous does this look as a lampshade?

I love this simple ide also from Design Sponge which features a tutorial – click here to see how.

Vintage tin into candle holder at Designer Sponge

Vintage tin into candle holder at Designer Sponge

Now I’m not saying you’re going to get lucky with such vintage finds straigt away, the idea is you go often and keep your eyes opened.

The print on this tin must have stood out a mile, it’s just so damn pretty.

Vintage tin upcycled necklace from Cellar Door Shoppe on Etsy (sold before you get too hopeful lol)

Vintage tin upcycled necklace from Cellar Door Shoppe on Etsy (sold before you get too hopeful lol)

Some major swooning below, I just love the collections here

 Diva Wohnen - Homestory

Diva Wohnen – Homestory

Now this would take a few trips to the op shop but boy would it be worth it!!  Upcycled biscuit tin shelving!  It’s amazing.  I can’t see it lasting long in my house with two young and busy boys but it’s on my op shop bucket list.

Upcycled biscuit tin shelving by Jonas Merlan via Flickr

Upcycled biscuit tin shelving by Jonas Merlan via Flickr

 

Now it only seems fair to spread some of the inspiration outdoors.  What bird wouldn’t be happy getting breakfast here of a morning?

Upcycled birdfeeder tin found on Etsy, also sold I'm afraid by Tony Howell

Upcycled birdfeeder tin found on Etsy, also sold I’m afraid by Tony Howell

 

If you have some ideas to share or have upcycled biscuit tins of your own I’d love to see what you’ve done.

What do you think of these?  Hopefully it’s given you some inspiration.

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  • Mum Of Five Girls October 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Wow I absolutely love the biscuit tin as a lamp shade….and the candle too…..I need to go op shopping!!!!

    • I Love To Op Shop October 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      I can not be blamed for an increase in op shopping lol!

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