To recycle or keep for a craft, that is the question. Actually, THAT'S always the question for me. This time it was a tea tin. I thought to myself, "you have lots of tea tins, you haven't done much with them, do you really need this? Do you need this?!!!". And at that moment the idea of a tea tin pail popped into my head. Craft idea to the rescue! Tea tin saved.
Tea tin - easy to find at thrift stores
Strip of leather - I used an old belt
Small Hole punch
Hammer and one nail
Here's the tea tin I started with. It doesn't matter what shape or size it is.
Punch a hole large enough for a brad to fit through it on both top sides of the tin.
To make a hole in the leather, hammer a nail into the leather and then remove nail. Repeat on opposite site. Attach leather handle with brads.
Here's what the brad will look like from the inside.