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April 7, 2014

I ♥ tin cans

On early Saturday my friend texted  me to go to her house for brunch and talk about a project she would like to carry on  in her backyard this Spring. Like me, she loves gardening and handmade stuff. 

I didn't have much time but I didn't want to go to her house with empty hands, so I ran to Home Depot and bought a Viola seedling pack to bring to her, but how to make a flower plastic pack look pretty?


I always save tin cans from the kitchen, I send some to the recycling center but some I keep for myself and then I wonder what can I do with them? And something always comes to my mind...

If I had had time, I would have made draining holes in the bottom and painted the cans, but I did not have time, so with the help of some paper scraps and washi tapes I decorated the cans to hold the flowers.  
   

Pretty simple, right? No glue, no paint, and in a matter of minutes I cut some pretty paper scraps wrapping them around the cans and taping them with a piece of washi tape.



If she wants, she can reuse these cans to store some bits & pieces, I know I would do that.


Here are some other crafty ideas to re-purpose tin cans, just using what you have on hand, scrap paper, fabric tape, washi tape, lace, embellishment, left over paint. Mix and match them and create little pretty and personalized touches for your home.

Fabric and washi tapes and a piece of lace (I used double sided tape to hold it) and an olive can was transformed into a can holder to store these pretty porcelain spoons my sister gave to me.


Using paint, scrap papers, washi tapes and embellishments I transformed these cans in pen & pencil holders. I made them last year, and they still look good.


Have fun and get your craft on! 

29 comments :

  1. OMG! This is the cutest idea in the world! I love these ideas! Such great pastel designs as well :-)

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  2. Lindas e bem aproveitadas! beijos,chica

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    1. Muito obrigada querida Chica.

      Beijos pra você

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  3. They look so cute
    and can be used in so many different ways!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

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    1. That's right, we can use them in so many ways, and if the paper gets dirty it's so easy to replace it.

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  4. How Lovely!!!

    They look amazingly wonderful...

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  5. Sua amiga deve ter amado! Ficaram lindas!
    Com certeza ela utilizá-las para guardar um monte de coisas!

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    1. Bom dia Olinda.

      Ela gostou muito sim, e já guardou alguns botões em duas das latinhas.

      Beijinhos

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  6. Hola Regina amiga mía!, esas latas son un lujo!, que belleza de reciclaje
    Besos

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  7. I love to decorate and recycle the cans and your ideas are really nice! I like the approach and good taste that you had to choose various types of paper and ribbons. Your friend will be so happy to receive a gift so beautiful!
    Congratulations Regina and soon.
    Emanuela

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    1. She was indeed happy dear Emanuela, and nonetheless it was so easy & simple to make them.

      xo

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  8. Very creative Regina!!! I have made storage cans with empty Oatmeal cans and the decorative tapes. They look very cool.

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    1. Thank you Shibi. These decorated tin cans can be used to store so many things.

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  9. Oi, Regina! Fiquei muito feliz de encontrar seu novo blog! Agora vou voltar sempre por aqui! A ideia foi maravilhosa! Original, simples, delicado, fácil, tudo de bom!
    Beijos,
    Rosa
    Le Paquet

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    1. Que bom vê-la aqui Rosa Paula, e que bom que gostou dessa simples idéia.

      Um grande abraço minha querida.

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  10. These are so lovely! I love the tins at the bottom ^_^ they're so kitsch xo

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  11. Não conhecia o teu blog mas vou passar a seguir, adorei as ideias, as latas ficam lindas, bom trabalho, e afinal somos as duas melo eu em Portugal tu no USA, eu ia já nem pensava duas vezes, tenho tanta família imigrada pelo mundo mas quando chega a altura de dar a 1 mão e logo eu que sou uma furuna, dizem que agora, têm pessoas em casa, mentiras da treta, já agora esta´s onde?
    só dizes se quiseres claro
    Beijinhos
    Alexandra Melo

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    1. Muito obrigada Alexandra. Bom te ver aqui.

      Abraços

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  12. Simples e lindas estas ideias e muito fáceis de fazer.

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    1. Bom dia Isa Maria.

      Realmente elas são muito fáceis de fazer.
      Beijos

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  13. Lovely exciting colors! i love it!

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  14. Oi Regina que coisa mais linda vou pinterestar.

    Bjs

    Gélia

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    1. Olá Gélia, que bom que gostou, mas prendada como você é sei que pode fazer + bonitas do que essa. Esse é um diy viciante, a gente começa e não quer parar :)

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  15. Que delicadeza em forma de latinhas. Amei!
    Grande beijo
    http://que-ridorefugio.blogspot.com.br/

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