A quick and easy up-cycle for your tins and how to DIY tin can vases in two styles.
Summer is slow over here and I’m enjoying every bit of it. I am taking things easy, but also using the time I have now to de-clutter kitchen cabinets, my kids closets, etc. Next on my list is our office, I can’t wait. No you didn’t hear wrong, I actually love de-cluttering, it’s like therapy. I feel so free after and organized and just relieved to let stuff go. Anyways, while de-cluttering the kitchen, I found these Nesquick tins I had collected to up-cycle. I didn’t even remember!
How To DIY Tin Can Vases In Two Styles
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What I used:
empty tin cans in two sizes
wood sticks [similar]
hot glue gun
white chalky paint [similar]
marbled contact paper
My wood sticks are scraps I picked up, after a storm had blown off our terrace roof last winter. They were pretty weathered which is what I liked and I just broke them into different sizes and glued them on the tin can using hot glue.
After, I gave the wood some brushes of white chalk paint.
Marbled Style Vase
This one is so easy, it literally takes 5 minutes to make and turns out quite cute. I picked up this marbled style contact paper and just wrapped it around the tin can, measuring the size and then cutting it into shape.
While sticking it around the tin, I rubbed it with a towel to get rid of air bubbles.
It doesn’t get easier than this, hey?
And this is how they turned out. The rustic vase ended up on my living room side table and is holding lavender from my garden. Very simple, but it really makes quite a nice decor piece.
The marbled style vase is in my guest bathroom, in a crate, holding a faux plant. I think the look fits in with the bathroom tiles and looks cute next to my straw bag with towels in it.
Have you ever turned trash into home decor before? Or wrapped something in contact paper to give it a whole new look and purpose?
Wishing you a lovely day! Thanks for stopping by today!