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  1. This is just the cutest idea Lora. But then again, you always have the best ideas on your blog. Thank you for sharing at Charming Homes and Gardens.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks for your sweet compliment, Kim!

  2. Amber D Ferguson says:

    This is soooo awesome!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, Amber!

  3. This is such a fun idea! I love how it turned out!!! I’m so inspired Lora! thanks for sharing at Charming Homes & Gardens!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Kristin!

  4. What a fun desk organizer! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome, Cecilia! Glad you liked it:)

  5. I am swooning over both of these vintage tin organizers! The added spinner makes them perfect!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Kippi

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Kippi! I’m enjoying them, too:)

  6. Goodness gracious, I felt like I was scrolling forever to make a comment! You are loved girlfriend! Could be that or this adorable DIY which we are featuring at the Farmhouse Friday link party but I bet it’s you that is adored. Thanks for sharing it! 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cindy! They just love me for my junk;)

  7. Lora, thanks for sharing this post. I like the idea of creating nice looking storage. I especially like the blue tin with the twine. What did you use to create a hole in the tin’s lid for the twine to thread through?

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Missy! We just used a drill to make the hole:)

  8. Very impressive Lora. Having them swivel is absolutely genius! i love vintage can and this is just so cool to repurpose them for organizing purposes. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, the lazy susan piece does make it handy!

  9. I love these Lora… especially that they turn!! Pinned!

    Tania

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, first time using that device, and it’s pretty slick!

  10. Oh goodness this is the cutest organizer I ever did see! That blue tea tin speaks to my heart! SO pretty and so functional! Pinned!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You’re so sweet, Kelly; thanks!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, they’re awesome for craft organization, Michelle!

  11. This is such a creative way to reuse your dad’s old tins! I love the colors and the patina. And isn’t everything better when it’s well engineered? 😉 They look great holding your desk supplies.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It’s always well engineered over here, Angie;) Maybe sometimes a little too much for my “it’s okay” personality! I’m just enjoying seeing the top of my desk!

  12. What a great repurposing idea! I will never look at a vintage tin the same again!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful! I love sharing “potential” with people:)

  13. I’d like to think of something to use my Ritz cracker tin for. I haven’t found a Saltine tin yet–that I choose to afford! LOL! My prob with covered tins is that I forget what is in them (out of sight, out of mind) and stuff will go stale! Like I said in another blog post, I love my Hershey plastic “tin” containers for hot glue sticks. I just love the ingenuity of these organizers! My Christmas stuff is staying up probably for another week as I got it up late and am still enjoying it. My new, next year’s tree from Wayfair is riding around in the car waiting to go to the storage unit!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m still trying to think up something for that saltines tin; you’ll hear about it when I do, Kathy!

  14. I’ve seen this style of DIY organizers on Pinterest but what makes yours stand out above the others is the awesome “vintage” tins! Very clever, creative, and functional organization idea for that awesome workspace you created in your bedroom.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, I’ve seen ones like it on Pinterest too, Marie, so it’s definitely not original (which I like to be, ya know;). I just wanted to do something with them where I’d actually get to use them and enjoy them. And I certainly am!

  15. This is such a great repurpose Lora! I love the vibrant colors of your vintage tins!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Cindy! Yes, the punchy graphics are so fun to look at:)

  16. What a great idea for using old tins with great graphics. Now your desk is more organized and you have a unique item on your desk that is sure to be a conversation starter whenever anyone visits your home.

    PS – I have a saltine cracker tin like yours that my mother-in-law gave me. Seeing your reminds me that I need to get it out of my basement and into my pantry to use for crackers storage.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’m hoping it will help me keep the top of my desk clean, Paula! But that might be a lost cause:(

  17. Luane M Johnson says:

    Great idea for old tins we just can’t part with. Sadly I sold most of my tins at 2 rummages in Oct., but kept a peanut one, like yours, because it also was my Dad’s, who is now 96. Thanks for showing the step by step process.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you still have the peanut one, Luane! My dad always ate peanuts, too; that’s why I’m sentimental about this one:)

  18. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Great idea, but of course that is just you, creating something useful and cute. Thank you.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, I love the combo of functional and cute, Marlene!

  19. Rebecca Payne says:

    So Cute and Creative.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thank you, Rebecca!

  20. Margie Clements says:

    Thanks for sharing! Love all the DIY ideas that were sent from others. Have a great day!🤗

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome! Glad you enjoyed them:)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Hoping they help me stay organized! Thanks:)