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 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.