49 Tin can crafts

If you’ve been reading C.R.A.F.T. for awhile, you know I love a good giant round up of similar crafts! You can see all of the round ups here. Some of my favorites are 17 up cycled flower pots and 20 DIY light fixtures! I’ve done a few tin can crafts lately, and decided to see what else I could make with a good ol’ free tin can! I found lots of inspiration… check it out!

Tin can crafts

Organization crafts

1. Silverware caddy

2. Pen organizer

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3. Yarn cubbies

4. Desk organizer 

5. Tin can caddy

6. Hairbrush storage

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7. Art caddy

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8. Desk organizers

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9. Craft paint organization

10. Fabric covered organizers


Seasonal crafts and gifts

11. Snowman wind chime

12. Christmas tree

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13. Cookie gift

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14. Pumpkins

15. Teacher application gift

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16. 4th of July windsock

17. Tin can trick

18. Christmas tree ornaments

19. Hostess gift

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Party decor crafts

20. Glowing table numbers

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Kid  crafts

21. Animal tin cans

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22. DIY drums

23. Totem polls

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24. Stilts

25. Paint

26. Robot

27. Tin can creatures

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Home decor crafts

28. Lamp

29. Wreath

30. Wall art

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33. Reading light

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Garden crafts

34. Container wall garden

35. Modern tin can pots

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36. Bird feeders

37. Stick vase

38. Herb pots

39. Indoor garden screen

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40. Outdoor drink holder

41. Trio of vases

42. Tin can grill

43. Wind chime

44. Herb garden

45. Tree lanterns

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46. Wind Socks


Food crafts

47. Mini cakes

48. Apple pie

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49. Baking potatoes




So, which tin can craft is your fave? I love those crumpled tin can vases! And I had NO idea you could bake a perfect min cake in a tin can! Who would have thought! See more C.R.A.F.T. round ups here.







  1. I have a bit of a can hoarding problem because I use them to gift homemade chocolate covered caramel corn at Christmas, but so SO MANY of these ideas look great to me! I will pin for later use!

  2. Thanks so much for including me and my punched tin ornaments in your awesome round-up, Jamie! Off to share!

  3. Great list – I am for sure going to share this.

  4. So excited to try some of these out!!! looking for another project after this… http://www.pinkroller.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/patchwork-magic.html

  5. What a bunch of fabulous ideas! Love them all….thanks so much for including mine. :)


  6. You are right, I am going to start hoarding tin cans now! I am absolutely in love with the number, glowing can project!

  7. Great…except what’s the secret to painting tin cans?!
    I’ve tried acrylic paint, emulsion and even bathroom sealant paint. I’ve sanded the cans. I’ve used pva. The list goes on…
    So far, every can has peeled instantly.
    If i need to buy expensive sealants and / or primers it defies the point…I try to make nice looking things because I cannot afford to buy them.

  8. Thanks for the feature!!

  9. Apple Pie in a can: WHERE’S THE RECIPE? OMG? WHERE IS IT?


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