Lay the tins flat on some newspaper and spray lightly with your chosen colour. I sprayed mine outside and did several thin coats. They dried quickly and it didn't take long at all.
I used this spray paint from my local art shop but any paint will do. A metal paint like hammerite will give the best finish though.
To make sure the ends were painted I stood the tins on end.
Then decorate with a marker pen.
- Empty cigar tins
- Spray paint