Conversion of cans and glass jars

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.

Advice:

  • 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.
  • Decor of cans
  • Decor of cans
  • Decor of cans
  • Decor of cans
  • Decor of cans
  • Decor of cans
  • Decor of cans
  • Decor of cans

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.
Decor of aluminum cans
  • Decor of aluminum cans
  • Decor of aluminum cans

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.

  • Pots made of tin cans, decorated with birch bark
  • Pots made of tin cans, decorated with birch bark
  • Pots made of tin cans, decorated with birch bark
  • Decor of cans берестой
  • Decor of cans берестой

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.

Decor banks with branches

And here is a master class for its manufacture.

Master class on decorating banks with branches

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.

  • T-shirt tuxedo decor
  • T-shirt tuxedo decor

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.

Decor banks with leather braid - master class

You can also give banks a second life with the help of cloth, paper, ribbons, lace and appliqués.

  • Can decor
  • Can decor
  • Can decor
  • Can decor
  • Can decor
  • Can decor
  • Can decor

From cans can make vases and decorate them with a wedding.

  • Can decor для свадьбы
  • Can decor для свадьбы
  • Can decor для свадьбы

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.

  • Glass for stationery from a tin can
  • Glass for stationery from a tin can
  • Glass for stationery from a tin can
Organizer from cans in the style of cheby chicOrganizer from cansStand-organizer of tin cansGlass for stationery from a tin can
  • Stand for storing cutlery from tin cans
  • Stand for storing cutlery from tin cans
Banks for storage of accessoriesBanks for storage of yarn

Here in such a bank from the biscuits can store tea bags.

Decor banks for storing tea

How to make a casket with your own hands you can see in the next photo-master class (scroll right).

  • Decor banks for storing tea своими руками
  • Decor banks for storing tea своими руками
  • Decor banks for storing tea своими руками
  • Decor banks for storing tea своими руками

But a master class on remaking an aluminum can from paint.

  • Can decor из под краски
  • Can decor из под краски
  • Can decor из под краски - мастер-класс
  • Can decor из под краски - мастер-класс
  • Can decor из под краски - мастер-класс
  • Can decor из под краски - мастер-класс
  • Can decor из под краски - мастер-класс

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.

  • Decoupage banks
  • The candlestick of their tin cans
How to make a candlestick from a tin canHow to make a candlestick from a tin can

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.

How to make a candlestick from a tin can

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.

How to make molds for cutting out of cans of CokeHow to make molds for cutting out beer cans

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.

Jars for storing spices
  • Jars for storing spices и сыпучих продуктов
  • Jars for storing spices и сыпучих продуктов
  • Jars for storing spices и сыпучих продуктов

Covers can be decorated in the technique of decoupage, pasted them with a cloth, wrapping paper, painted with slate, magnetic or colored acrylic paint.

  • Decor cover from the can
  • Decor cover from the can
  • Decor of lids from glass jars
  • Decor of lids from glass jars

From small cans of baby food, you can make such an organizer for storing small things.

Banks for storing small things - a master class

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.

  • Can decor фигурками
  • Can decor фигурками
  • Can decor фигурками
  • Can decor фигурками

Or beautiful furniture handles.

  • Decor of lids from glass jars
  • Decor of lids from glass jars

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).

Banks with a shiny decor

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.

  • Painting a glass jar with a contour
  • Painting a glass jar with a contour
  • Painting a glass jar with a contour
  • Painting a glass jar with a contour

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".

  • Vase from a can
  • Vase from a can
  • Vase from a can

Those who are able and loves to knit, like these are such cozy cases.

  • Covers for glass jars
  • Covers for glass jars
  • Covers for glass jars
  • Covers for glass jars

And absolutely all needlewomen will like a needle bed made of an ordinary glass jar from under the baby food.

Needle from baby food bank pink

And here is the master class.

Needle from the baby food bank
  • Needle from the baby food bank - мастер-класс
  • Needle from the baby food bank - мастер-класс

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).

Needle from the can of Coca Cola

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