11 Tin Can Crafts That You Can Make Too!

Wondering how to make stuff with things that can be repurposed like tin cans?  Here are things to do with tin cans like luminaries, centerpieces, herb garden, desk organization, soap dispenser, drums and toy robots!  You’re going to be blown away with these ways to repurpose tin cans.  {squeal} 

Tin Can Crafts That You Can Make Too!

We’ve taken away all the guess work on how to make things with tin cans with these incredible tutorials. For even more ways to use tin cans Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 98 repurpose ideas.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

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Things To Do With a Tin Can

DIY Tin Can Floral Lantern

1.  DIY Tin Can Floral Lantern ~ I’’ve been asked a few times about the pretty tin can lantern I made last month that was published in All You Magazine. The Senior Style editor of the magazine contacted me and asked if I would be up for a crafting challenge. That’’s my kind of thing! It had to be a craft made out of a tin can and cost under $5. They then had my lil crafty craft shipped off to New York for the magazine photo shoot. SO fun!

 Tin Can Luminaries {diy}

2.  Tin Can Luminaries {diy} ~ Perfect for the kitchen, weddings, parties or any holiday, these diy tin lanterns add ambient lighting to your dining space.  Change the paint colors to match any decor.

DIY Tin Can Vases

3.  DIY Tin Can VasesI had to show you these DIY tin can vases.  Using empty tin cans and patterned gift wrap, she made a gorgeous group of small centerpieces.

DIY Tin Can Centerpieces

4.  DIY Tin Can Centerpieces ~ These gorgeous gold can centerpieces are sure to wow your party guests!  Not only are they super simple to make they won’t hurt your wallet either.  

Things To Make With Tin Cans

Herb Garden in a Tin Can

5.  Herb Garden in a Tin Can ~ Turn a can of veggies into an herb garden! It’s a wonderful gift idea for housewarming, birthday or bridal shower. All the recipient has to do is “pop the top, add water and let it grow”.

Office Organization

6.  Office Organization ~ Decorate empty tuna and soup cans with washi tape for quick and easy office organization.

Tin Can Crafts

How to Make a Tin Can Soap Dispenser {trash to treasure}

7.  How to Make a Tin Can Soap Dispenser {trash to treasure} ~ Here is a truly creative way to go green and recycle an old can! Learn in this tutorial how to create a soap dispenser from a tin can.

How to Make an Outdoor Lantern {outdoors}

8.  How to Make an Outdoor Lantern {outdoors} ~ Update those tiki torches in your backyard with these beautiful diy outdoor candle lanterns. Full step-by-step tutorial after the link.

Make With Tin Can

Can-Do Robots

9.  Can-Do Robots {Crafts to Do} ~ This is a fun crafts to do to help get older children on the path to recycling. These friendly robots are more than just good-looking; magnets hold their features in place, making the ‘bots the metallic equivalent of a Mr. Potato Head.

Tin Can Stilts {DIY Toys}

10.  Tin Can Stilts {DIY Toys} ~ How fun do these homemade stilts look? Easy and inexpensive to make using unwanted tin food cans. A great way to up-cycle! Your kids will not only have a blast using the stilts but they could also help make them!  

 Tin Can Drums

11.  Tin Can Drums ~ Learn how to transform a tin cans into a set of drums using some leather and paint.  It will provide hours of fun!



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If you love these things to make with tin can tutorials –then you’’ll find THOUSANDS more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Creative Community!


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