Crafts Using Tin Cans

This is a page about crafts using tin cans. Tin cans can be recycled into fun and useful craft projects.
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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. 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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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 15, 2017

Recycled cans make good containers for pens and pencils and other office and craft supplies. This is a page about decorated tin cans for office or craft storage.

Decorate Food Cans For Office/ or Craft Storage - can decorated with scrapbook paper and wide ribbon holding pencils and a note half on with a clip

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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.

finished pen holder

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January 14, 2017

This is a page about recycled tin can gift wrap. Repurpose your cans into great little gift containers.

Can with gift wrap and a bow.

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Here is a way to upcycle those food cans/containers into functional and decorative pieces.

You can take food cans and make functional pieces like planters, office or desk supply holders, or a decorative container for a shelf.

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.

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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These cute and inexpensive tin can decorations are perfect for a country themed wedding. Just clean ordinary tin cans and hot glue a square of styrofoam into the bottom, adding whatever silk flowers you choose.

Tin can flower holder for wedding.

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