I love decorating projects where I can reuse something that I already have in my house. Tin cans, we go through plenty. I find that it is very easy to covert them into vases or general decorative pieces inexpensively. Today, I will show you the simple steps to make your tin cans into vases that can form a centerpiece or display for your mantle.
3 Approx. 16 oz clean Tin Cans with lids removed
1 Tube of Yellow Acrylic Paint
1 Tube of Orange Acrylic Paint
A Couple of Small Art Paintbrushes
1 Small Leaf Stencil or other Fall-Themed Stencil
Small Bouquet of Loose Flowers
Paint two tin cans with the Yellow Acrylic Paint. Rinse brush and paint other tin can with Orange Acrylic Paint.
Allow to dry for 30 to 45 minutes and then apply a second coat to each tin can. With the yellow cans, you will end up with a bit of an industrial look with hints of tin’s metallic surface peeking through. For a high gloss, highly finished look, you may wish to swap spray paint for the acrylic paint.
Allow to dry for 30 to 45 minutes again, and then place and hold Stencil in center of front of orange can as you fill in with yellow paint.
Once all dry, you can fill the tin can vases with assorted flowers from a loose bouquet. Arrange as centerpiece or on mantle as easy fall decoration and enjoy.
Need a tasty fall treat? Whip up some Three Ingredient Pumpkin Custard.
I think this would be a really fun project to do with the kids. My youngest likes to decorate her room with her crafts and this would be a nice way for her to bring fall into her room. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.
Yalanda @ Laugh Anyway says
How cute! And super easy to make! This would also be a great classroom project!
Yes, definitely easy, fun classroom project. Great way to teach kids about upcycling. Sending some Pinterest love your way.
Nicole B says
I have been saving my tin cans – they really can turn into some cute crafts like your colorful vases. Stopping by from Thrify Thursday.
Great things with tins cans is that they are so easy to work with and lend themselves well to easy crafts. Sending some Google Plus love your way.
I already have everything at home (guess I’m going to have to pop open some of those cans) and this would be a great art project for my daughter. Thank you for linking up with Creative Style Linkup! Have a blessed weekend!
Your co-host, April
These tin can vases are a really easy project to do with the kids.
I cheer on every empty can because of the infinite reuses I can think of 🙂
Thank you for linking up with us on Wake-Up Wednesdays. I am Tanya from Kreative Korner, a co-host for the party.
Yes, just thought of a few more uses for empty cans this morning.
I love the colors you chose! Thanks for linking up to “On Display Thursday”.
Cute project! Found you on Monday Blog Hop.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
vidya sudarsan says
Pretty colors and looks like an easy project. I’m visiting you from Mommy Monday Blog Hop 🙂
This is such an easy kid friendly project.