Sisal Wrapped Tin Containers {twelveOeight}

Tin Containers turned into gorgeous Sisal Wrapped Containers! My friend Tanya from twelveOeight is here today to show you how you can transform old tin containers into beautiful containers. They look absolutely beautiful on the kitchen counter, possibilities are endless with this tutorial. Enjoy Tanya’s tutorial!


Hi everyone! I am super excited to share a quick up-cycle I made this week with you. In an effort to streamline my home and make cleaning, storage and life in general a bit easier, I am trying to create decorative storage solutions in each room. I love to use natural materials, and sisal is a sturdy, beautiful material. Not to mention I love how it looks with distressed paint.


Sisal Wrapped Tin Containers

Here is what I used to make my Sisal Wrapped Tin Containers:
– Two metal tin storage containers with lids
– Flat black spray paint
– Two wooden knobs with a flat side
– E6000 glue
– Fine sandpaper
– Roll of sisal rope/twine
– Hot glue


I had already painted the containers green and didn’t like the color, but since it was going to be covered by sisal, they stayed green. Next I used a dab of glue on the center of each lid and attached the wooden knobs. E6000 is an excellent adhesive, but it’s a little stinky so I usually allow it to set my garage overnight. Next I applied three good coats of black spray paint to the lids, and distressed each a bit with my sandpaper.


The last step was attaching the sisal to the containers. I used hot glue to attach the end of the sisal to the back of each container, and wound it around tightly, adding a dab of hot glue here and there as I went. Once the containers were covered to the top in sisal, I cut the end and used hot glue to firmly attach it on the back.

Voila! “New” pretty storage containers for the kitchen. These would be great in any room to store odds and ends, craft supplies, hair accessories, etc… And you can get really creative with different types of knobs on top, and paint to make them match your decor.


You may also want to check out how I made:

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Thank you SO much for having me Christine! (isn’t she fabulous?) I would love to connect with you, please click on the links below to follow twelveOeight, and not miss a thrifty thing!

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xo, Tanya

twelveOeightTanya is the author and creator behind the DIY blog twelveOeight.
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