Creative Corner

Upcycled Food Tin Can

October 8, 2012

Tin Cans are wonderful items that can easily be Reused, Recycled…or Upcycled. This is a fun project to do with the kids and my daughter’s tin was, of course, more creative than mine but the nice thing is how useful they are. I love useful crafts…instead of crafts that land up as clutter.

What you will need:

  • Tin Can
  • Paint – in different colours
  • a Pair of Scissors
  • Glue
  • Items to decorate the can with (i.e. glitter, ribbon, sequins, etc.)
  • a Hair Dryer (not essential but helpful)

To Make:

  1. Clean your empty tin can.
    Empty Woolworths Tin Can
  2. Remove all the Paper, Glue, etc. For some cans this is easier than others…
    Clean Tin Can
  3. You can now decorate the can any way you would like. We decided to first paint a base layer of white paint and then add colour. We used a Hair Dryer to dry the paint in between layers to make it go a bit faster.
  4. After the paint has dried you can glue your ribbon or other decor items to the tin can and allow to dry.

Note: If you don’t have paint but do have tins, a few tins put together is also very effective.

Upcycled Tin Can Project Idea

Leave a Reply