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Upcycled Tin Can Projects
Turn your Tins into Treasure!
If, like me , you are always looking at objects to see if you can make something from them, then this is the article for you. From pretty light sources to functional storage there is a world of possibilities waiting with your old tin cans. You just need a little imagination and some art supplies to get going.
1) Independence Windsocks
Spray paint tin cans. Have children apply foam shapes, attach streamers made of plastic tablecloth strips with duct tape inside can!
Lace Like Lanterns
2) Lace Like Lanterns
This is a rotary candle holder with a difference by Chris Cain. A Tin Can Spinner was cut with an oxycetaline flame so it will cast beautiful shadows in candlelight. The same idea can be achieved by perforating shapes into a tin can with a hammer and a nail .
3) Pretty Storage
Spray paint transforms cans into works of art. Choose the color you like then add pretty trims like lace or ribbon to really make it stand out.
Painted Halloween Pumpkin Tins
4) Painted Halloween Pumpkin Tins
Save your old coffee cans and upcycle them into decorations for Halloween and Christmas by adding paint and embellishments.
5) Pencil Storage
Get really creative here and glue colored pencils to the outside of the tin. IT will look great in a kids study room.This also makes a great teachers gift.
Tin Can Lamp
6) Tin Can Lamp
Punching holes in metal is a great idea for light sources as it reflects a pretty pattern. Spray paint the can what ever color you enjoy and pop a battery operated candle underneath.
Tin Can Luminaries
7) Tin Can Luminaries
Your Halloween/Trick or Treaters will love this as they walk up to get candy!
8) Wedding Centerpiece
Paint an old tin can in white, add some pretty trim and bling and add flowers for a shabby chic wedding centerpiece
Monster Tin Cans
9) Monster Tin Cans
Bowling with painted cans. Might be more fun to knock down than the toilet paper rolls.
10) Towel Holders
Old Tin Cans are an obvious use for storage but have you ever thought about using them in your bathroom as functional and pretty storage for your towels ? The picture on the right is a great example of this and you can play around with the layout of the tins to create a shape you like.