Try this upcycling craft and make tin can vases out of recycled cans and old maps. Use map paper to spruce up empty cans and make a beautiful floral centerpiece.
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Upcycling craft projects seriously make my green heart happy. I recently bought a giant sheet of map paper, and now it feels like I’m just going around covering everything with maps. I just can’t help it!
PS – If you love upcycling as much as I do, some hang out on my Upcycling Pinterest Board. There’s a ton of beautiful and thrifty recycled inspiration!
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Supplies to Make Tin Can Vases
Tutorial: Tin Cans and Map Upcycle
Smooth out your map paper. Cut a strip of paper that matches the height of your tin can.
Attach a long piece of double-sided tape to one end of the paper strip.
Secure the paper strip to the tin can, wrapping it around. Then secure the other end with more double-sided tape.
That’s it! I really like this map paper from Papyrus, since it seems like it may be a bit more water-resistant as I change out the water for my flowers. (note: these have been sitting in my window sill for over three months, and they still look great. I’m just really careful when I change out the water)
Do you want even more uses for tin cans? Check out these 11 Beautiful Uses for Empty Tin Cans.