Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tin Can Vase

Throw lots of these in the recycling?

Turn them into this:

I hate throwing stuff away that I think could potentially be turned into something. I am always recycling tin cans and finally decided with the coming of spring weather to turn them into vases.

I used a 29oz. can but any size would be cute!

1. After the contents are gone wash well and remove all remnants of the lid.

2. Now you can choose to leave the tin alone, paint it with craft paint (that's what I did here), or the easiest - spray paint!

3. Add some flowers and viola - you're done! If you'd like you can embellish it writing (permanent marker - above) or ribbon (below) or anything else you can think of!

4. Now leave out to decorate around your own house or give a gift to a friend :)

Have fun and ENJOY!

Happy Mother's Day


  1. Ooo, such a fun, pretty idea!

  2. This is definitely a snippet of wonderful! I love it! So pretty and feminine. I am featuring this at Grab my "featured" button.

  3. What a great idea! And so simple! I hate throwing things away that can be reused! I will definately be doing this project! Thank you!

    I'd love to have you visit if you have the time!

    ps I am adding you to my blog list of inspirational peeps! :)

  4. I love it...the green one is so cute. At first glance can not tell it is a all.

    Have a great day!

  5. What an adorable idea!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  6. with some shears you could cut a fringe at the top and curl it down to be even more decorative. Very pretty!

  7. I never knew a Hunts tomato sauce can could look so good!! What a great idea and I love the simple look to it with the handwriting.. I hope it's okay, I just couldn't help but feature your pretty tin can vase in a tin can crafts round-up I just finished. You can see it here:

    Thank you again for sharing :)