Monday, September 17, 2012

DIY Painted Tin Can Beauties

Have you seen all the painted tin cans lately in blogland? Some painted, some with fabric and embellishments and some with just burlap added.

I've noticed a few that I really like. My attention was first caught when I seen the cans that Shannon over at Fox Hollow Cottage created a couple of weeks ago. I knew after seeing hers that I wanted to create some too.

First on the list was to collect some cans. I normally throw them away. I know, how wasteful when I could have been crafting with them.

Now seeing the stacks of tin cans sitting around in my craft room~my hubby thinks I've gone crazy! Even he is surprised at how great they look now that I've finished transforming them into the beauties they are now.

Here's the start. Plain empty tin cans.

Grab some cans, wash and dry them, then start creating!

 I painted a two-tone look, then hot glued some Sisal rope and added a little touch of ribbon, placed some pine-cones in the smaller cans and flowers in the gallon can.

They've been transformed
I think they look lovely now.
Don't you?

Now that I have stacks of tin cans
I see more little creations in my future.

Before/After again

From the Heart,

Places I like to party
Come join the fun!


  1. How fun are these. Great idea and I love the trims too. Hugs, Marty

  2. I especially love the coppery-colored stripe at the top of the big can. I love decorating cans for storage--yours are super cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, too! :)

  3. I love me some painted cans...I'm new follower...visiting from Debbiedoo's,come see me and follow back if ya can.

  4. LOVE!~ Nothing better than an upcycled free project. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Lovely! How fun. Bet I know where I can get some cans. :-) We'll be eating a lot of green beans!

  6. Cute! I really like those. Great use of available items - I see all sorts of uses for those in my future! :)

  7. These are so cute especially with cones. Should make neat gifts!

  8. Fantastic! They are lovely.
    I "must" try some now.
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

  9. Well my goodness, you wouldn't know they were tin cans before. there are so adorably cute, and really liking the coppery color stripe one. So very lovely and what a creative upcycle you did. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  10. I haven't seen these before - so cute!

  11. Your tin cans turned out lovely, Jana--I love the nubby rope and twine against the pretty paint colors!

  12. Woo-Hoo. Gotta love a can craft ;) Turned out cute. Hope you had fun!!

  13. I just love Shannon and her painted and embellished tin cans ... and I'm loving yours too! Love your personal twist!



  14. Thanks so much for sharing this great project at my Say G'Day party Jana. I'm featuring this post at my blog today-I love it!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  15. They look gorgeous, especially with that cute little pink rim!

  16. Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick


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