It's crazy how many cans most households go through in year or even a single month. It all equals up to a lot of waste. Sure you can recycle them but what about upcycling? Cans are a great and often "untapped" resource for upcycling crafters. I decided to see what I could do to help.
I first began my can upcycle project journey at my "home-away-from-home"on the web, Hometalk. There I had the honor of curating a board featuring a collection of upcycling projects that use many different types of cans. To see the growing board of collected projects see: The Tin Can Upcycle Project
|Borei Design/Hometalk Tin Can Upcyle Project|
Being an avid sewer, it was impossible for me to resist this Hometalker's idea.
The one project I have seen a lot of ideas for is punched tin luminaries, but this Hometalker took it to a whole new level by going solar.
And of course I get by with a little help from my friends...Once I decided to tackle this topic, I asked some of my blogger friends what project ideas they had to offer up and this is what they provided.
I told Katie she is a blogger after my own heart and indeed she is. She was even a step ahead of me on this one. She told me she features a project upcycling cookie tins once a month! Yaaay, Katie!! You definitely get the gold star today! Click on the individual pics to see each tutorial or click here to search her site for all her can upcycle projects.
Yes, her name is Holly. No, it's not me but she sure is rocking the name though. What she does with a few clothespins and an empty tuna can is amazing and she loves the cub scouts! What more could you ask for? Click on the individual pics to get the tutorial info.
Of course I had to do a few of my own as well. See: Easy Scrap Fabric Yo Yo Can Upcycle Tutorial
The Minecraft Creeper Fan Can
Hope you have found lots of ideas in this post and happy upcycling!