Friday, May 10, 2024

Up~cycled tin can containers

Hello creative friends, 

How my spirit is lifted when spring arrives.  
The sun is out, the birds are singing and it’s also the time of year we celebrate Earth Day.

In honour of Earth Day today we will be creating a little project that has so many wonderful possibilities ~ yes the tin can up~cycle! 

So gather your tin cans plus the supplies from the list below and let’s begin transforming. 

Today I am using Wheel in the Sky stencil designed by Kate Pea. 
Check out this blog post for more inspiration with this stencil

The Process:

Paint tins with gesso or acrylic paint of your choice and set aside until completely dry.

Transfer stencil pattern onto tissue paper

Measure the height and diameter of the can and cut the tissue paper

Apply some ModPodge or matte medium to the can or the tissue and adhere until the entire surface is covered.

TIP: Cut a piece of plastic wrap - (enough to cover the can)and wrap it around the can. This will ensure we don’t overwork the tissue and allows us to press it into the grooves.
Once you are satisfied place the can aside to completely dry.

Once the container is dry seal it with a coat of ModPodge and allow to completely dry.

The containers can be left as is or embellished further.
I used my crop-a-dile to punch holes and added a wire handle one one.  Some string, fabric and glued wood legs for height variety.
I will be creating a few more with live succulents for the front porch.   Just love how they turned out.

Enjoy and let’s connect!


Tin cans
Tissue paper
Acrylic paint
Paint applicator 
Plastic wrap
Paint brush 

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