Today, I’m all about upcycling with a quick tin can craft. It comes together in a snap with some paint, glue, and rope.
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I have been on an upcycling kick lately. I love transforming ordinary objects using craft supplies I already have on hand. Plus, upcycling forces me to get creative with the craft supplies I already have. It prevents me from buying even more supplies, and it helps me keep my current inventory down to a manageable level.
That’s kind of how this craft came about. See, I have this basketry sea grass that I ordered a long time ago. I originally had the intention of using it to hang a large poster frame. I used less that 1% of the stuff, and have been thinking of ways to use it ever since…. aside from taking up basket weaving!
Tin Can Craft Supplies
- tin cans
- white spray paint
- hot glue gun + glue sticks
- craft rope or in my case, “basketry sea grass“
Tin Can Craft Tutorial
Start with clean and dry tin cans.
Add a quick coat of white spray paint. Let dry.
Hot Glue + Rope
Starting at the base, hot glue the end of the rope to the can. Make sure it’s secure.
Wrap + Glue
Then start wrapping. I only used hot glue on one side of the can, since the glue has a tendency to seep through between rows of rope.
Wrap all the way up to the top, and secure the top row well with more hot glue.
Repeat for both cans.
The Finished Craft
This tin can craft came together in under 30 minutes! These decorative containers can now be used for just about anything – vases, planters, small storage.