The Tin Man may have been missing a heart, but he certainly had a soul … similar to the wide range of
vintage and collectible tins we stock. Just like the Tin Man, these beauties have travelled miles and
collected many stories along the way. Sure, perhaps they’re a little bit rusty and rough around the
edges, but that’s all part of their charm.
Vintage and collectible tins bring with them a unique personality, and add an element of creativity and
character to a home. It can be easy to get stuck on the idea that they are for display or storage
purposes only, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! These tins are only just beginning their
journey, and they’re ready to settle into the next stage of their life with you.
Here are 5 ways you can use vintage tins that you may never have considered:
1. A magnetic indoor herb garden
With a little bit of magic (also known as potting soil), your vintage tins can serve as a beautiful
home for herbs to prosper. The kitchen can already be a crowded space, especially the window
sills, so attach a magnet to the back of the tin to hang it from the fridge. We love this simple
tutorial by HGTV to bring this to life.
2. Hanging pots
Running out of bench space? Keep the greenery in your home with a splash of vintage tin
charm by turning them into hanging pots. Insert two small holes on either side of the tin to
poke some string through, choose your plant of choice (we love succulents in tins, personally!),
and find the perfect spot to show off your new creation. Simple, yet elegant!