Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Upcycled Tin Cans

About a year ago, I began upcycling tin cans - particularly soup cans for decorative purposes. I made a few Autumn-themed candle pedestals but more recently began experimenting with stacking them to create varying heights.


I like the shape and the ribbing of the metal which provides instant modern flavor. Of course painting them black and white doesn't hurt either.  They even look great unpainted and grouped together.  I think I am going to try weathering a set of them next.  A surface-rust patina would look really cool and make them appear a bit more industrial.


Of course stacking tin cans in this fashion has me thinking up other crazy projects like creating legs for tables or building them into a small accent table or stool.  Hmmm . . .  perhaps that is the next level of experimentation for my upcycled tin can collection.  For now, I'm digging my candle pedestals (a.k.a. my tin can decor) big time.


Visit my page on Upcycled Tin Cans for the tutorial and to learn more about this project!




8 comments:

  1. These tin can/pillar holders look great! I am working on a similar project for the fall...thanks for sharing....they look great!

    Jennifer

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    1. oh, and I'm your newest follower. :)

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  2. These are great! Thanks for sharing with us at Someday Crafts! I am featuring them on my round up post today. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Hey Frugal, they look "AMAZING" thanks for the great idea & views..will be checking your ETSY site for more of your unique gift ideas!

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  4. Those look amazing, I may have to go thru my trash!

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    1. Thanks Renee! Yes, a "trash-to-treasure" kind of project! Glad you stopped by!

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  5. Where do u get the stencil?

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