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.
This post first appeared on Somewhat Simple where I’m a contributor.
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!
P.S. – If you love upcycling as much as I do, come hang out on my Upcycling Pinterest Board. There’s a ton of beautiful and thrifty recycled inspiration!
This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
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.