Today I’m sharing a fun Recycled Crafts project! These are some cute Tin Can Organizers that I made to hold my paintbrushes in my new craft room, and they were super easy to make!
When I was at Haven Conference last week, I roomed with Johnnie from, Saved by Love Creations, Johnnie is known for her amazing green crafts and I think her recycling ways must have rubbed off on me. It’s just so darned convenient to rummage through your recycling bin, to find what you need for your next project, and the price can’t be beat!
1) Tin Cans
2) Burlap Ribbon (Mine was from the David Tutera Casual Elegance line, sold at Joann’s)
3) Burlap Flowers (also from David Tutera)
4) Silver Glitter
6) Rhinestone embellishments
Step 1) First separate the Burlap flowers from the bunch. These have little buttons in the center, which are super cute, but I wanted to make the flowers a little um …blingier. (That’s a word … right?!)
Step 2: Using a paintbrush, I applied the Elmer’s Blue School Glue Gel, just to the button portion of the flower.
Step 3: Next I dusted on my favorite silver glitter. If you read my blog, then you know that I usually always use German Glass glitter, which is my favorite. I did the same here, just keep in mind, that this glitter is made of crushed glass and is really not child friendly.
Step 4 ) I used some of these peel and stick rhinestones to add a little more sparkle to the center of each of the flowers.
They fit in the center perfectly!
Step 5) I cut the burlap to fit the can and then hot glued it on using my shiny new glue gun!
Step 6) Lastly, I snipped off the metal stem and hot glued the flowers to the front of the cans.
That’s it! I like how the sparkle from the tin coordinates with the sparkle from the flowers. Of course you could use whatever embellishments you like, or have on hand.
I like that you can store so many things in these, like colored pencils, markers etc. I’m planning on making a few more in hopes that I’ll be super organized in my new craft room!
If you like making green crafts, check out Johnnie’s other site, that she runs with her crafty friend Amy, at Totally Green Crafts.
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