Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose: Tin Can Crafts

Last week I shared with you some ways to repurpose paper to create works or art, this week I wanted to show you what all those tin cans can be used for – and with Christmas on the horizon, I thought I’d throw in a few Christmas themed ideas, too.

Tin Can Christmas Tree


This is such a fun one to do with the kids! Get some cans in different sizes, spray/paint them green and let them go crazy with the decorations. This one is curtesy of Babble Dabble Do. Check out the snowman version here, too.

Tin Can Wind Chimes


I am obsessing over this craft – it sounds so easy and I know the kids will love making, hanging and admiring them. Pop over to Cheap Crafting to get the full, simple instructions.

Birthday in a can


This is a sweet gifting can – which can also be used for Christmas – it’s easy to disassemble and reassemble, just read the how to over at Oh Happy Day.

Decoupage tin can planters


The tin can world is your oyster! You paint, you cut, you stick, you cover. There’s so many fabulous examples of this craft – many of which you’ll find at Just Craft DIY.

Tin Can Hammered Lanterns


I have seen loads of examples on Pinterest (you can follow me here) but love this example from Chris over at Thinly Spread. Go read her post before you start as there’s a great freezer tip in there! The twinkle and glow of lights has a definite Christmas vibe.

Tin Can Advent Calendar


Perhaps my favourite project of all. This one can be used year after year, truly repurposed. Get the full instructions from HGTV.

If you do any of these crafts, or any of the others we’ve showcased, we’d love to see them. Tag us @jakeandmaya on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or leave a link below.

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