Scrapbooking Tins

Scrapbooking Tins

Scrapbooking has headed off in a variety of assorted craft directions and one fun direction is scrapbooking tins to use a keepsake containers or just fun and creative album holders.

What you need

Recycled Tins
Scrapbooking Supplies


These scrapbooking tins can be bought from scrapbooking supply stores, craft stores or how about recycling your own tins. You can use coffee tins, baby formula tins you can even buy new paint tins are hardware stores.

The image above is a tin used as a gift bag and was filled with pampering things for my brother for Christmas.

The smaller tin is a recycled coffee tin that is filled with memorabilia from my miscarriage including the positive pregnancy test, photo’s of me pregnant, first baby booties and more.

You could make small tins filled with birth announcement info and a small photo or brag book placed inside.

The opportunities for tins if only limited by your imagination.

To start measure your tin and cut your paper to size. You can print directly on to the paper or just decorate it as you would a normal scrapbooking layout.

You can embellish your tins with dimensional ribbons, stickers and even beads and wire.

Use craft glue for heavy items and your normal paper scrapbooking glue for your other items.

Scrapbooking Tin Baby


  1. This is far easier than a making a regular scrapbook.

  2. These are a great gift idea fot the someone who has everything….I give them for gifts all the time and everyone loves them…..

  3. This was the mmos boring craft in history. It was very time consuming. It took 1 hour

  4. Adorable, multi-use item! Somthing fun outside of scrapbooking.

  5. I’m a packrat, and this is a highly creative use for all the old cans i have.Me and my friend recently did a time capsule one.we found a big tin can and two fabric bags.We filled the bags separatly and secretly with all stuff, to be opened in 10 years

  6. i like it

  7. I have been seeking ideas as I have been collecting all sorts of tins, thanks

  8. This is cute. They had this as the craft in Woman’s World Magazine not too long ago. I saved that one because it’s adorable and customizable. 🙂

  9. Fun, great idea instead of gift bags.

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