Sunday, August 16, 2015

Tin Can Re-Do

Tin cans.  We all have them in our kitchens.  Some are recycled, some end up in the landfill.  Sometimes they can be upcycled to a new purpose.  Just the other day, after opening a 29 ounce can of peaches, instead of putting the can in our recycle bin, I cut the top off all the way, made sure there were no sharp edges (I am a nurse but prefer not to be my own patient) and set it aside.

There, a photo of a tin can.  You see, I am in the process of decorating my craft room in a beach theme.  I am originally from Florida, my daughter Staci lives in Hawaii (oh darn it) so beach theme suits me.  Our nearest beach these days is Lake Tahoe, about a three hour drive.

A little Krylon spray paint in Sunrise to the rescue!  The spray paint has a primer mixed right in and works on wood, plastic, and metal.  Not bad for $3.68 at my local hardware store.

Here is the tin can after two coats of spray paint, burlap tape (who knew), a one inch cutting of coral-colored burlap and a few starfish strategically hot glued in place.

I decided for now I would place my Sharpies and gel pens in there, where they will be in reach once I get everything organized.

My craft scissors fit perfectly!

I think it will work nicely, except I have more pens than a tin can can hold.  Open another can of peaches, somebody!


  1. I love this ideas. It's perfect for my scrapbook scissors. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

  2. Great idea to use tins and make them fancy to use on your desk.
    Thanks so much for participating and sharing at SSPS 307. See you again next week


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