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Sweet Tins

What with the festive season, these things seem to be breeding.
A few are useful for keeping things in, but any ideas for the rest of them?
Or just whack them in the recycling bin?
Katieowl

My daughter has one of the plastic ones, with holes drilled in the lid, as a portable cage/ safe space for her hampster.

Kate
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Re: Sweet Tins

What with the festive season, these things seem to be breeding.
A few are useful for keeping things in, but any ideas for the rest of them?
Or just whack them in the recycling bin?


crafters love them for storing bits and pieces. kids likewise.
sally_in_wales

give them a quick squirt with a pretty shade of car paint and they become much more attractive for stacking up as storage boxes, much easier to palm off on people when they look all posh and shiny rather than advertising a brand of choccies Very Happy
nats

give them a quick squirt with a pretty shade of car paint and they become much more attractive for stacking up as storage boxes, much easier to palm off on people when they look all posh and shiny rather than advertising a brand of choccies Very Happy


That's a good idea!!
gil

I find those big 'Biscuits for Cheese' plastic tubs really useful for storing food/cake/bread, or small homebrew kit.

Metal tins (I find) go rusty in the end, but until then, they are good as mouseproof food storage, and for DIY / gardening bitsnbobs
T.G

the metal ones are good for a first stand first aid kit dotted around the place. rodent proof and damp proof too. Tavascarow

I've a metal tin that I intend to make artists charcoal in once I can figure how to fit it in the woodburner & still have room for a decent fire.
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baldybloke

I keep my seeds in a old sweet tin. Other's are used for storage in the garage. 12Bore

With a few holes, the placcy ones make good bait boxes. dpack

good for thread ,bolts etc
a source of sheet metal for many things
useful for cake keeping
Duckhead

I mended my exhaust with one once, it and a bit of gloop. dpack

yep that sort of thing

with a bulb and a hole they are good for candleing eggs
T.G

I mended my exhaust with one once, it and a bit of gloop.

I thought that used to be the domain of bean cans?
12Bore

I mended my exhaust with one once, it and a bit of gloop.

I thought that used to be the domain of bean cans?
Especially when camping Laughing
wellington womble

Didn't someone do a mini-smoker with one? Or was it make charcoal?

Round here they get cake in. And then I can give them away.
soupdragon10

I cut holes in the bigger plastic ones and use them as hides for my snakes. Much more cost effective than those sold in the pet shops.

Metal ones are comandeered by my engineer daughter for storage purposes.

Problem is eating enough biscuits to keep up with demand
Pea

I mended my exhaust with one once, it and a bit of gloop.

Yay we did that to our old Tata pick up. Very Happy
Hots

I mended my exhaust with one once, it and a bit of gloop.

Brilliant, my farmer once welded up the bottom of my Mini with a lawn mower grass box.
I must have been the only girl with 'Suffolk Punch' written on the bottom of her car! Shocked
Brownbear

I mended my exhaust with one once, it and a bit of gloop.

I thought that used to be the domain of bean cans?
Especially when camping Laughing

Why would you take an exhaust pipe on a camping trip?
Jamanda

Our cooking dept is always putting out begging emails for them. Brownbear

Our cooking dept is always putting out begging emails for them.

Exhaust pipes, camping trips, or baked beans?
T.G

I mended my exhaust with one once, it and a bit of gloop.

I thought that used to be the domain of bean cans?
Especially when camping Laughing

Why would you take an exhaust pipe on a camping trip?

probably as it's attached, hopefully, to the bottom of the car
starjump

At the school where I work, these tins and plastic containers are being used in the after-school art club - our young people are covering them with papier mache, ready to be painted; they will then make valentines day tokens to put in the tins to give as valentines gifts.
I might pinch this idea!
Aeolienne

At the school where I work, these tins and plastic containers are being used in the after-school art club - our young people are covering them with papier mache, ready to be painted; they will then make valentines day tokens to put in the tins to give as valentines gifts.
I might pinch this idea!
Why?
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