How to craft with cans
I love to craft with cans. There are so many things you can do with cans and the best part is, not only is it a recycle craft idea, it’s virtually free. Well, except for your initial $1.00 purchase of those veggies, or sauce, etc.
I was looking through my archives and thought I would put all my ideas with crafting with cans in one place.
One of my favorite things to paint with on cans is the chalky paint. It adheres well and you can give your can a rustic, or glossy look depending on what you are looking to do with it.
Please pardon my lack of seasonal order here. I will be sort of all over the place with the seasons.
All the links to the direct project will be highlighted below the can.
Coffee can vases for a wedding table top. Embellished with burlap and buttons
I even made duct tape rosettes.
Mod podge napkins on a can
Country living copy cat table scape
Summer cans with a garden magazine
I think that is about all the ways I have crafted with cans. They are fun, free, and as shared here today, many ways to decorate with them.
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What adorable ideas! I love the ones that use Mod Podge the best. I’ve always loved to decoupage.
I love how you repurposed all of these cans! They are really so versatile and cheap – which I love. 🙂
Ah, these are so cute. I wish you had posted this one before Mother’s Day–I would have had my class make them for Mom. You can bet this idea will be saved and used next year! Thanks so much for sharing it.
You’re welcome Donna! enjoy.
I’m glad you spanned some seasons on your painted tin cans post. I seldom do a project immediately, but I study my pins before I choose one. I’m making some craft project kits for my little granddaughters for this summer. Your article has inspired two kits! One will be using chalk paint on tuna cans, planting small flower seeds in the cans, and letting them put one of their new toy groups to use in non-fairy gardens. They are collecting these tiny animals like purple ponies and pink puppies, usually available at the checkout area at Walmart and Dollar General, and most cost $1 each. The girls already love the non-fairy gardens we have started in flower pots and planters. These tiny tin can gardens will let them see their own seeds germinate and do their own scenes. The second project is to let the grands use latex or chalk paint on vegetable cans to make telephones. I will use an ice pick to make a hole at the closed end of each can and insert and knot one end of a long string in each hole to connect the two cans. The girls did this two years ago, but the younger didn’t quite catch the concept. They are old enough now to enjoy being in different rooms, talking on their tin can phones. I can hardly wait to eat some corn and tuna! Thanks for the inspiration and the great photos. This is one idea I will do very soon.
Wonderful Jewell. Sounds like a fun project with the grands.
I love all the ideas for cans. Hugs and blessings, Cindy
Fun ideas. Is there a link for the little mod podge butterflies.
The link is under the post:)
These are so cute, Debbie! I’m going to try doing a couple of these. Just adorable!! What a great idea with the vintage recipe. You are so creative.
Great projects and a wonderful way to recycle those cans, Debbie! I have a soup can my son decorated for me at school when he was 5 years old. Wherever I’ve lived that can has been part of my decor. LOL He’s 47 years old now!!!
Yes, recycling tin cans into planters is a great idea! I haven’t tried it exactly the way you did, but I have saved some cans and tins with vintage labels or painting/printing on them to use for planters. One that I like a lot is a vintage-looking baking powder can and another one is a square coffee tin with paintings of the product on all four sides. I really love finding old and interesting things to put plants in. So I gotta try paintin’ some cans!
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Hi there, love all can ideas! A spectacular free craft……[email protected] Sweet Tea N’ Salty Air
Watched your video for the first time today…really enjoyed your crafts…love the repurposed cans…hope to watch more. You do a good job….
Thank you Eileen soo much!
Those are all such lovely ideas!