Candy tins are still as popular as ever. They’re one of the easiest things to recycle into something useful around the house. Check out our 5 suggestions and then come up with some of your own.
Did You Know?
The candy tin is an offshoot of the tin can, invented in 1810 by British merchant Peter Durand.
1. Emergency Sewing Kit
A small candy tin is just the right size to hold a handy selection of needles, thread, and buttons in your purse or briefcase for on-the-spot repairs.
2. Prevent Jewelry-Chain Tangles
Keep necklaces and chain bracelets separate and tangle-free in their own individual tins.
3. Make a Keepsake
Decorate the outside of a small candy tin, line it with felt or silk, and insert a penny or, if you can find one, a silver dollar from the birth year of your friend or loved one. You can use it to save other items of sentimental value.
4. Keep Earrings Together
You are late for the party but you can only find one earring from the pair that matched your dress so nicely. To prevent pairs of small earrings from going their separate ways, store them together in a little candy tin and you’ll be right on time for the next party.
5. Keep Your Garage Organized
Candy tins are great for storing brads, glazing points, setscrews, lock washers, and other small items that might otherwise clutter up your workshop.