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Crafts Using Tin Cans


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August 13, 2018

Taking Food Cans And Making Functional Pieces - can filled with fabric flowersHere is a way to upcycle those food cans/containers into functional and decorative pieces. Taking Food Cans And Making Functional Pieces - can filled with fabric flowers

 

You can take food cans and make functional pieces like planters, office or desk supply holders, or a decorative container for a shelf. Taking Food Cans And Making Functional Pieces - clean undecorated can

 

The possibilities are endless for little to no money! All that is needed is to pre- clean the cans. You can use card stock paper, fabric, or even wall paper, cut to size and then hot glued seam to seam. Taking Food Cans And Making Functional Pieces - supplies

 
Taking Food Cans And Making Functional Pieces - paper covered cans
 
Taking Food Cans And Making Functional Pieces - decorations
 

As an option you can embellish with ribbon, washi tape, etc. This can be done in a matter of minutes, for the whole family to do as a fun craft.

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Taking Food Cans And Making Functional Pieces - striped can with child's name and a tape measure decoration around the top

 

Taking Food Cans And Making Functional Pieces - paper covered can with bow and filled with faux flowers, closeup

 

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March 19, 2015

This is a page about making a tin can robot. This is a great recycle project for you and the kids to make together.

Making a Tin Can Robot

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March 23, 2012

This is a page about making a recycled tin man. Recycle clean empty food cans into a delightful tin man for your home or garden.

Made from tin cans of various sizes.

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September 8, 2011

This is a page about making a tin punch lantern. You can easily turn an empty tin can into a beautiful lantern.

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Simply punch a pattern into its surface and place a candle inside to illuminate it.

Tin can lantern illuminated with a candle.

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December 13, 2016

This is a page about making a red floral tin can teacher's gift. Fill a decorated recycled tin can with fresh or paper flowers as a special gift for a favorite teacher.

finished craft

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October 14, 2013

This page is about craft using tin can lids. A fun way to recycle is to make crafts using metal can lids.

Tin Can Lids

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February 14, 2017

Learn how to make this recycled tin can craft in this step by step tin can frog container guide.

Tin Can Frog Container

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October 12, 2017

Recycle clean food cans into attractive desktop or craft tool organizers by decorating with wrapping or scrapbook paper. This is a page about how to make make paper covered tin can organizers.

Tin Can Organizers - finished cans

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January 4, 2017

Use buttons and broken costume jewelry to decorate a pencil holder for your desk. This is a page about making a button and jewel pencil holder.

A pencil pot decorated with gems and buttons.

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December 2, 2016

This is a page about making a candy cane planter. Create this cute planter for the holidays and then eat it later.

Making a Candy Cane Planter

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September 1, 2021

I am looking for ideas for making crafts out of aluminum cans?

A collection of aluminum cans.

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November 21, 2019

This adorable tin can unicorn planter is easy to make with items you have at home. It would be perfect as a table centerpiece or could even be used as a holder for other items.

Tin Can Unicorn Planter - flower filled can outside

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October 12, 2017

Creating decorative storage from recycled food cans is fun and allows for a lot of creativity. Painting your can with a happy little bumblebee is one idea.

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This is a page about how to make a recycled bumblebee can.

Recycled Bumblebee Can - yellow painted can with bumblebee motif

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March 23, 2017

Reuse a clean tuna can for change or other small items. Decorate it with fabric for a simple or more elaborate container. This is a page about making a fabric covered tuna can.

Fabric Covered Tuna Can

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February 14, 2017

By decorating or painting a clean soup can you can make an attractive and useful pen holder for your office or craft area. This is a page about recycled soup can pen holder.

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