DIY Tin Can Organizers
This is a fun Tin Can Crafts project! These are some cute Tin Can Organizers that I made to hold my paintbrushes in my craft room, and they were super easy to make! When I was at Haven Conference, 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!
I used some old tin cans, and some burlap ribbon and embellishments by David Tutera, that were left over from a previous project that I made. This post was one that I did a number of years ago and these particular craft supplies are no longer available. But Burlap ribbon(other types of ribbon would be very nice too) is very easy to find and you can add any embellishments that you like. You probably have loads of stuff in your craft room already, just waiting to be used up!
Tin Can Organizers Supplies:
1) Tin Cans
2) Burlap Ribbon (You should be able to find something similar at Walmart or your Local Craft Supply Store)
3) Burlap Flowers (Any type of pretty embellishments would work just fine)
4) Silver Glitter
6) Rhinestone embellishments
Step 1) First I separated 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. I love this glue because it really makes the glitter stick and it’s non toxic too, which makes me really happy!
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 of the buttons just 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!
I hope you enjoyed this simple tin can craft project for making these Tin Can Organizers. If you like Recycled Crafts you might also like these beautiful Milk Carton Table Top Trees Project HERE!