Dorm Dec Wednesdays: Tin Can Organization

I love the idea of stacking to take up less space.  In a small apartment, things need to go as high as they can.  I found this cute idea for a craft room, but it would be perfect for any other room in the house:

I'd make a dozen & here's how I'll use them:

  • In the Kitchen - organize your tall & short spice containers.  Put fruits & nuts in it as well.  We always have nuts like walnuts around in the winter time.  Even granola bars & wrapped pastries would look much better here than in their boxes.
  • In the Bathroom - put your make up in different tiers according to what they are, put wash clothes & soaps with in easy reach for guests, add in your toothbrush too!
  • In the Bedroom - make a two tiered one for your glasses, change & random jewelry on your nightstand.  Create one for your beau for his watch, lose change & other pocket what-nots.  It would be great for ties if he doesn't have a lot!
  • In the Studio - Store bits & bobs like shown in the picture.
  • In the Office - store paper clips, pens, note pads, etc. Since its magnetic you can post notes to it for reminders.
  • In the Living Room - use it to display decorative accents like the yarn in the picture or store small games like cards or Bananagrams!
These are just someways to translate this craft room decor to every day decor.

Visit the original post here on Better Homes & Gardens.  It calls for a jigsaw & pipes, etc but I think you could do it the same way you would make a cake stand.  Grab some candle sticks while you pick up your tins from the thrift store & some E6000 from the craft store.  Center & glue.   

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  1. I'm your newest follower from "Boost my Blog Friday". I LOVE this idea!! Could be my next craft project!

  2. This is a great idea! I may try to make one of these for my office as I'm always trying to save my work area from becoming too cluttered!

  3. Love this idea! I'll have to look at the original idea and try my luck at it!


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