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Friday, 12 September 2014

5 Ways To Upcycle Tin Cans

5 ways to upcycle tin cans

Today we have another bunch of upcycle projects for you try out, this time they've all been made using tin cans!

tin can pincushion upcycle

Pin Cushion
Take a square of fabric, place some wadding in the centre and wrap to create a shape that fits into the top of your can. Decorate the can with pretty paper or spray paint then glue the fabric cushion into the top! - E

You can use small half sized tin cans or full sized ones to use as planters depending on the size of your plants. You can of course cover the can in washi tape or craft paper, but I love the contrast of the metal against the greenery. - S

Tealight Holder
Grouped together, tin cans as tealight holders can be super effective. To make, fill an empty tin can with water and leave to freeze. Then using a hammer and a nail, punch your chosen design onto the can. - S

chalkboard tins upcycle storage

Chalkboard Storage Pots
To create these cute pots cover the cans with two layers of chalkboard paint then use thick cardboard to create lids. Glue on large beads or wooden embellishments to use as handles and decorate or label the cans with chalk. - E

tin can garden mobile upcycle diy

Garden Mobile
Carefully drill holes into sides of your can close to what would have been the top of it. Simply decorate using paint, sequins etc then add on lengths of ribbon, strings of beads, found objects such as twigs or anything else you'd like to turn it into a mobile. To hang drill a hole in the base of the tin and add on some twine or wire. - E

We'd love to hear from you if you give these DIY's a go - use the hash tag #eightandsixteen to share your photos with us! 
Erin & Skye


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