Always on the lookout for some new (and easy) crafts I’ve come across a great new way to spruce up some used up Tin Cans (milo tins etc). After doing some research at RRDesign and following some simple steps at The Ornament Girl, And in 20 minutes i had some handy tin can storage :)
- Tin Cans
- Scrap Fabric or Scrabooking Paper
- Mod Podge
- Hot Glue Gun
- Measure the height of the cans so you get neat pieces of paper to cover the can. If you are using fabric to cover the can allow a little extra fabric to fold over the top edge of the can.
- Once you’ve cut out the paper/fabric simply cover the can all over with Mod Podge. ( on my first try I only coated sections of the can, but found it easier and less messy to cover the whole can at once)
- And as you can see, working on a table will make sure your pets (my cat pictured) from interrupting in your crafty time! :)
- When placing your paper/fabric on the can, make sure the edge of the paper is lined up to the bottom of the can, otherwise you end up all crooked! Allow to dry then coat over the paper/fabric with another layer of Mod Podge to seal.
- If you are using fabric, fold the extra fabric over the edge of the tin can, to hide sharp edges and generally give a finished look.
- I then used a hot glue gun to run a ribbon around the top third of the can, but as you can see all over the interweb you can add your own embellishments!
Note: If you are using paper - it will tend to bubble when you Mod Podge it to the can, you can prick the bubbles with a pin and press the air out, then Mod Podge over it. Another way to create this craft with paper (and no bubbles) is to use double sided sticky tape around the top and bottom of the can, as well as where the paper joins!)
Have you done something like this?