Monday, April 25, 2016

Make Something Today - Upcycling Popcorn, Candy & Cookie Tins for Spring

You have probably seen lots of ideas for upcycling popcorn, cookie, and candy tins. And what is not to love about recycling these containers? They are sturdy and it is a shame to just throw them away.  We have a special round up of ideas focusing on ways to upcycle them for Spring.
Create garden containers with tins and chalk paint.

 LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea of old wood with a tin and a rusty bird.
(Be sure to look at the whole website for more beautiful ideas.)

Road trip coming up this spring? How cute and useful are these little containers?

This is a lovely, shabby chic style project from our favorite graphics website -

Sisal rope, lots of hot glue and a large popcorn tin! This would be decorative and useful indoors or outdoors.

Don't toss the lid! This cute button clock would be at home in a child's room or a craft room. 

Ready to try one of these ideas? We have lots of tins waiting for you!
Three Rivers Store

When you shop at Goodwill, you help us with our mission to provide employment, education, training, and support services to individuals and families so they can achieve self-sufficiency.
Happy Treasure Hunting! 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Make Something Today - Tea Cup Gardens

So cute! Tea cup gardens are easy and pretty and sweet, and why not make a few? Treasure hunt for tea cups and saucers of all varieties at Goodwill. Maybe make a couple to give away to friends?

Kitchen Herb in a Tea Cup
Found vintage spoons can be stamped or use a sharpie to write the name of the herb in each cup.

A collection of cacti in tea cups. 
A little prickly and a little sweet... very nice.
Colorful Gardens
The tutorial at includes how to make the mushrooms.
Two Fairy Gardens....
Sophisticated Tea Cup Garden
(or coffee cups!)

Have fun Treasure Hunting for tea cups!