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Over time we have been gifted several themed popcorn tins. They have worked great for storing our Christmas tree decorations in. The one with angels on it, holds all our angel ornaments, while the one with snow covered homes stores all our special homemade ornaments. The one with Santa and his sleigh store all our Santa ornaments, while the one with the old classic cars on it stores all our sports themed ornaments.
My all time favorite has antique dolls on it and holds my mini doll ornaments. We have one with snowmen on it that holds all the Christmas coloring books and crayons for when our grandsons visit. These are then stored in rubber totes. After the tree is all decorated, we just set all the pretty tins around the room, for extra holiday beauty. Easy peasey when its time to pack them all away again.
By Sue from Taylor, MI
I use mine to keep yarn in. There is one by my chair and some in my craft room. It stays clean and pets can't bother it.
By Zoek from Grand Junction, CO
We always receive the popcorn tins for Christmas. I have found if you line them with a small grocery bag, they make a great garbage can for any room that needs a little something to catch trash in. My girls always find one they like and you don't feel bad when they tire of it. My husband has one beside his chair in the family room and loves it.
By Cheryle from Presque Isle, ME
Use them on the porch or deck in summer as an ashtray for people who smoke. Fill with sand or cat litter. Use a litter scooper or an old strainer for cleaning it. Save the lid to cover when wind comes up or rain, or when not in use.
Using the empty popcorn containers for storage of holiday things or if you need a small trash can for a room. You can spray paint the container and add whatever embellishment you want to match the decor!
By Librasunshine from Owensboro, KY
I use large popcorn tins I receive at Christmas to store my large bag of dog food. They keep the food fresh and away from unwanted critters.
By Carolyn from Springville, AL
For parents, bath salt makers, and others that need to have a storage space for small like objects: get those empty popcorn tins from Christmas with snow men and other Christmas stuff on them. Put them to good use.
Dump out the excess popcorn if any and clean the inside well. Grab some fabric that you have, and wrap it around it. Sheer of the excess edges with your scissors. Tack the fabric down with your glue gun and do the top of the tins lid the same way.
From here you can leave it the way it is or embellish it with ribbon to clean up the edges, use that kids embossing bottle paint to write on top of the lid the future contents, such as "Salt" or "Toys" etc. And fill with what you like! I personally use it for my salt bases for bath salt making. Place a scoop in there and all set! Hope this is helpful for you!
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This is the time of year those pretty, colorful tins are available with 3 kinds of popcorn inside. They make wonderful inexpensive gifts as most people love to eat popcorn. Afterwards, these containers can be used to house most items around anyone's home. They're very useful items.
They can be used at someone's fireplace or wood stove to hold kindling. They can be used to hold magazines or knitting supplies by someone's arm chair or sofa. They can hide away your Christmas lights until next year. They can hide small to medium sized toys, etc., plus being decorative to your home, at the same time. Just attach the lid and no one has to know what's inside,or just leave open, all to your liking. Or use the empty tin to hold a gift for your special someone.
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