Such a quick and easy project to spice up your house! Great for recycling spice tins that look funky.


  • 1 empty spice tin
  • blu tac


  1. Clean the tin thoroughly and leave to dry.
  2. Place blu tac all over the back of the tin and push firmly to secure against a wall.
  3. Remove the lid of the tin and place pens inside.

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    • 11 Jan 2016
      4:30 pm

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  • A great simple idea. Wouldn’t have thought it would hold just with blu tac. Nice.


  • We have lots of pens so a container like this would be just the trick.


  • WHat a great simple idea to organise pens thanks for sharing


  • This is a great idea! I think I’d use some fun print contact paper to decorate it!


  • That looks cool. can do some creative decor also.. will try over the weekend. Thanks. Cheers!


  • retro is in at the moment. Great work.


  • Looks terrific. Now to find the perfect tin. Thank you


  • The tin looks so retro,a great idea for pens!


  • If the container is metal you could paint it. House paint is fine if you have some left over.
    If it is container made from card, you can draw, paint, even stencil either straight onto it…..or on paper and glue it on when it is dry


  • Great idea and so simple! Will have to remember to buy some Blu Tac. Thanks for sharing!


  • A simple idea that looks great; thanks for sharing!.


  • Not so great for my Milo tin – gotta have a good looking tin (or maybe get the kids to decorate it to suit)


  • I like your tin! great idea to bluetack onto the wall.


  • What a great way to recycle a good looking tin!!


  • I love repurposing tins like this. Thanks for sharing your project with us, and I love the tin you’ve used.


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