In order not to turn into Gogol's Plyushkin, junk and improvised materials can and should be turned into useful and beautiful decor objects for the kitchen and not only. Let's find out what kind of application can be found in tin cans, banks for coffee, beer and paint, honey, jam and baby food. In this material, we collected the best ideas for crafts from cans for your inspiration. Most photos can be scrolled to the right.
Crafts from tins and aluminum cans
Let's start, perhaps, with tin cans. What can be done from them?
1. Pots and vases
If properly decorated with tins and aluminum cans, they can not only grow seedlings, but also house plants and flowers.
So, you can paint cans with unusual paint, for example, in pastel colors or in gold, silver, copper color as in the photo below.
- Before painting, the cans must be degreased with any alcohol-containing agent;
- For painting, acrylic paints with a nylon brush or paint in a can;
- Do not forget to make drainage holes on the bottom of the can with a hammer and nail.
Using scotch as a stencil, you can draw on the tin even strips, zigzags, rhombuses and other geometric shapes. For example, the pots in the photo below were first painted with gold spray paint, waited for it to dry completely, and then with the help of paint tape and painted the colored stripes with acrylic paints.
- For large indoor plants, aluminum cans are excellent for painting.
And from small tins can be very nice pots for succulents and cacti. Due to their small size, they can be wrapped in birch bark and then you will get the decor in eco-style.
What other natural materials are useful for decorating cans with their own hands? From dry branches, cut to one length and connected by twine, you can make such a beautiful vase.
And here is a master class for its manufacture.
Another natural material that can decorate the jar is the skin. The photo below shows the vases wrapped in metalized leather braid, planted on a gun glue.
The master class on decor is very simple. The main thing here is not to burn yourself and not squeeze out too much glue so that its surpluses do not get on the skin.
You can also give banks a second life with the help of cloth, paper, ribbons, lace and appliqués.
From cans can make vases and decorate them with a wedding.
Look also: Crafts from bottle caps for adults and children
2. Organizers for storage from cans
In addition to vases and pots, you can make a personal organizer for storing small things, office supplies, cutlery, etc. with your own hands.
Here in such a bank from the biscuits can store tea bags.
How to make a casket with your own hands you can see in the next photo-master class (scroll right).
But a master class on remaking an aluminum can from paint.
3. Candlesticks and lanterns
Master class on turning the cans into a candlestick with your own hands, see the following video.
But a selection of ideas for decor with appliques, decoupage and holes.
Do holes with a drill with a small drill or nail with a hammer, after marking the drilling location as shown in the photo below.
4. Molds for carving figurines from cookies, vegetables and fruits.
From aluminum cans from beer or Coca-Cola, as well as cans from cans, you can make a variety of shapes for cutting figurines from dough, cheese, vegetables and fruits. To do this, you need to cut the jars into flat strips, then form a figure according to a pre-prepared template. At this stage, you can use handles, markers or spokes to round the mold and round nose to create corners. The ends with a small overlap must be glued together with super-glue.
Crafts from glass jars
What kind of crafts from cans of glass can be made by own hands?
Small glass cans (for example, from baby food) can make excellent cans for storing spices, coffee, soda, sugar and other bulk products.
To do this, you need to remove all labels, repaint and decorate the covers and, if desired, make beautiful labels for signatures.
Covers can be decorated in the technique of decoupage, pasted them with a cloth, wrapping paper, painted with slate, magnetic or colored acrylic paint.
From small cans of baby food, you can make such an organizer for storing small things.
Banks of a larger volume can be used to store the same bulk products, pasta, sweets, as well as various things and trifles, like bath salts or skeins of thread.
Caps of large cans can be decorated with animal figures.
Or beautiful furniture handles.
Of course, you can decorate not only the lids, but also the glass jars. For example, here are such shiny cups for storing cosmetic brushes covered with sparkles from the inside (glued on transparent PVA adhesive).
Decor glass cans in a dot or stained glass technique will turn the most simple bottle into an elegant vase or candlestick. In the photo below, homemade candlesticks are painted with contour paints.
In the next video you can see how you can paint a glass jar on yourself with acrylic paint.
Sequins, lace, cloth, appliqués, ribbons, beads can be decorated with wedding "vases".
Those who are able and loves to knit, like these are such cozy cases.
And absolutely all needlewomen will like a needle bed made of an ordinary glass jar from under the baby food.
And here is the master class.
By the way, the needle bed can be made from a can of Coca-Cola or beer (cutting out a strip, giving it a shape and gluing the ends with super glue).