For storage needs, look no further than your recycling bin. Just wash out an empty can, remove the label, and use pliers to bend down the sharp edge.
I am a real sucker for little containers. I have them all over the place – they are a cute way to store knick-knacks like coins, earrings, etc. Here this tuna can is housing my collection of soda tabs.
Newspaper is an unexpected and cute material to reuse. I used rubber cement to glue it to the can, and then made a little flower design out of construction paper. I made the butterflies from an old painting that I never finished with a butterfly-shaped hole punch.
I decorated these cans with tissue paper squares and used Mod Podge to glue it together. You can experiment and cover the entire can, or just a small portion. This also works extremely well with glass containers.