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This craft category is a huge collection of creative metal recycling & upcycling crafts! Metal crafts, tin can crafts, creative craft ideas about metal trash, repurposed and upcycled old rusty metal items, creative ideas about all kinds of tin cans and tin containers, spoon and fork jewelry, can tab crafts and can tab jewelry, coffee capsule decor and coffee capsule jewelry, garden decorations from metal trash, creative recycling craft ideas for kids with metals ( tin can animals, tin can organizers ) and a lot more!
DIY Tin man costume for kids (The wizard of Oz)
Remember the lovely tin man from The wizard of Oz? Try this creative costume idea, and make a tin man costume for your kids! This fun and creative DIY costume can be perfect for the next Halloween or dress up party because surely it will be a great (or not the greatest) hit! You’ve probably figured it out by now, but the shoulder, elbow, and knee joints are covered with dryer vent flexible tubing.  And the fabric? It’s vinyl. So it’s stiff and mimics a “metal” look, while still being really comfortable and not one bit heavy, like real pieces of metal would be. . . .
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Bottle cap snowman - easy winter craft for kids
Do you love recycling ? Are you looking for a simple, inexpensive and fun Christmas / winter craft which can be easily made by the kids ? Try this fun snowman bottle cap decor ! Isn't it super cute? This bottle cap reindeer Christmas ornament is a very nice recycling craft project and someone needs to drink the beers to produce lots of bottle caps which can be also a very nice thing! And working with recyclable materials is an important contribution to environmental protection. This bottle cap craft can be a great winter craft project in the classroom as well! . . .
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DIY Cookie cutter candles - easy Christmas gift idea
Not only are these little DIY Cookie cutter candles seriously cute, the cookie cutters can be used once cleaned to make tasty cookies! Or pop them out of the cookie-cutter molds for sweet mini candles that look so chic. And you can use old ends of candles to make these cute adornments that also make lovely homemade Christmas gifts . Once the wax has completely cooled, you can pop the candles out of the cookie cutters or leave as is. Just make sure to burn in a votive or on a candle holder to prevent the wax from getting all over the place! . . .
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Easy tin can Christmas tree - upcycling craft
Recycle the tin cans into Christmas decor: for this Christmas make this recycled tin can Christmas tree for your entryway table !  This little tin can Christmas tree is so quick and easy to make, and it’s a perfect way to repurpose your empty cat food cans! Also, unlike other tin can projects you don't have to spend a ton of time removing the sticky label residue from the tin cans. Bonus!!! And, since the tin cans are recycled, this project is basically free! . . .
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Tin can snowman - easy winter craft for kids
This is one of our favorite Christmas crafts : it’s super cute and super easy to make! If you’re looking for a quick and easy Christmas craft, look no further! This adorable tin can snowman is not only a great way to recycle some leftover tin cans, but it’s a really fun project and it’s fast and simple to put together! You can make this simple and easy Christmas craft in under an hour, and it can be a great (budget friendly) indoor or outdoor winter decor. This fun tin can snowman craft is suitable for kids of all ages. . . .
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DIY Rusty gear pumpkin - upcycled fall decor
So far this is the cutest upcycled junk pumpkin we've ever seen! The orange with the rusty old metal gears are so natural! We love upcycling crafts because it's inexpensive, helps the environment and also fun to make! This super adorable fall decor rusty gear pumpkin was made with a few rusty old metal pieces! Isn't it super cute? And it's (despite the look) also super easy to make! You just need and old rusty gear (or similar rusty round objects) and that's all! This cute rusty gear pumpkin can be the greatest hit in your fall decor, everyone will love it! You can use the gear pumpkins indoor or outdoor, a little extra rust won't hurt them! . . .
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Halloween tin can Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin decor
You’ve been daydreaming about what you can do with all of those tin dog / cat food cans ( or tuna cans)? With Halloween coming up soon this whimsical Halloween craft idea can be a great choice to use them up: make tin can pumpkin ornaments! Of course if you haven't got Halloween pumpkin punch and circle punch at hand you can use simple scissors and black markers to create the tin can pumpkins with the kids! Hang your tin can pumpkins on a tree branch and create a fun whimsical halloween party decor!  . . .
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Easy DIY tin can pumpkins – fall decor
We are so excited to share these easy DIY tin can pumpkins! Their super easy to make and cute, and a great way to keep tin cans out of the landfill, and a fun and inexpensive way to decorate for fall! We love repurposing and this pumpkin craft is absolutely one of our  fall favorites!  What we love the most is the earthy colors Linda chose and the pretty details to complete the pumpkins. This fall tin can pumpkin craft would be a really great upcycling / recycling project to do with children. . . .
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Tin watering can redo - autumn decor with decoupage
If you love decoupage and old rusty metal garden decors redo's you will love this brilliant craft idea! This stylish vintage- antique decoupage watering can combines the helping aspect of recycling and gorgeous appearance of decoupage technique. If you have an old watering cans (or other metal housewares) this is the perfect chance to make something beautiful from them for fall! This lovely hand painted metal watering can with autumn-ish decoupage design will be a wonderful accent piece for your room's decoration. Remember that if you’re going to put this gorgeous decoupage watering can outside, you will need to use waterproof varnish! . . .
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DIY Crazy cans tossing game with beanbags
The crazy cans game  is a perfect way to create a super fun party game without bank robbery.  If you are looking for a frugal, super simple but still fun party game (for both children and adults), this tin can tossing game will be your favorite! For the tin cans: simply eat the food in them (wink), clean them out and paint them pretty pastel colors. Simple as that! If you haven't got knitted Ipod nano cases you can use simple socks instead as beanbags! This way you can recycle old unused clothes and empty tin cans which is great! . . .
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DIY Magnetic wall or fridge gardens with air plants
We’re absolutely love unique air-plants and easy DIY ideas, so why not combine them together? These vertical terrarium wedding favors make great gifts because they don’t take any room, and are extremely easy to maintain. Who wouldn’t want to bring a little bit of the outdoors to their home or office? Add gravel, misty moss and air plants to your upcycled tin (tuna) cans, glue little magnets or magnetic tape on it's back and voilá you have a unique wall or fridge mounted little garden!  If you prefer building a closed terrarium and skipping cutting the lids, beware: air plants won’t work well in closed containers, so you may want to switch to ferns and small leafy plants. . . .
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How to make a paper vase sleeve - easy geometric home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds, you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper  to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase: such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder! . . .
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DIY Word building activity travel kit - learning toy for kids
If your family loves long summer road trips let’s face it… the kids often get bored! Create a quick and fun learning activity to keep them entertained and busy for the upcoming long drive. This word building activity travel kit is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers for those long car rides and you can customize it with sight words, color words, word families, or whatever your child is currently learning. This word building travel kit is super quick learning activity craft, you can whip up one literally in minutes, and the kids will love it (not to mention its not just fun to play but also perfect for learning words and colors which is always a very nice addition) . . .
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DIY Soda can spring flowers - recycling garden craft
It’s the colors that we love the most in these gorgeous colorful one minute spring tin can flowers. This recycling spring craft is so easy so make and you can color them with acrylic spray paint (which takes about 1 min!).This tin can flower cannot be easier to make, so it can be a perfect recycling spring craft project for the classroom as well! (But if you would like to make some flowers with the kids beware of the sharp edges!) Here is a tutorial for how to make these colorful soda can / pop can flowers. You’ll need: soda cans , exacto knife or scissors  and protective gloves. You can use the tin can flowers as nice spring or garden decors! . . .
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DIY Flower wall art with aluminum cans - recycling craft
We are obsessed with spring flowers and inexpensive but still gorgeous home decor ideas! Why not combine them together? We love how easy is this gorgeous  tin can flower artwork and how gorgeous is the outcome! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and you will see  this tin can flower wall art is so easy to make and if you wish you can color them with spray paint (which takes about 1 min). These tin flowers, created from your empty soda cans, are the perfect way to dress up your living room or your garden at this spring.  This instructional craft video shows you how to turn your empty cans into cool, beautiful artworks! Recycle cans and make a fun flower design for your home! . . .
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DIY easy geometric paper vase sleeve - modern home decor
Do you have an ugly old chipped vase? Turn it into a gorgeous, modern, stylish home decor piece with a few folds and a single sheet of copy paper! Brilliant recycling craft idea, isn't it? This geometric paper vase sleeve is super easy to make and its also very addictive! Once you understand the folds, you can't stop making them. You can use regular white copy/printer paper or construction paper  to create your own gorgeous modern home decor pieces! Of course you can recycle other materials to create the vase: such as plastic bottles, glass bottles, mason jars, or tin cans! Cover some mason jars with this paper origami vase cover and voilá' you have a chick and inexpensive office stationary holder! . . .
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DIY Beaded candle holder and vase
Spring is THE time to experiment with color ! Let your inner garden party goddess come out with this chic & easy DIY project! You will love how easy is to create gorgeous home decors with this simple, but brilliant  beading technique! To create this fun and gorgeous beaded pattern you will need  transparent acrylic paint , spray paints and that's all! With this brilliant beading technique you can turn boring old decor elements and household trash into gorgeous stylish home decor pieces! You can use mason jars, tin cans, boring vases and almost everything to create you own fresh spring decors! (Of course you can use a pearler pen as well.) . . .
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DIY Fun mason jar lid owls - recycling craft for kids
Create this recycled craft using jar lids,acrylic paints and simple round sponge applicators. That’s it! Fun huh? These mason jar lid owls are adorable as actual lids for your jars. Maybe for holding toys or trinkets. We could see these in a child’s bathroom filled with cotton balls too! Or you might like the jar lid owls as refrigerator magnets or just a cute display for your child’s wall. (It can be a great outdoor garden decor as well!) Hope you have fun with them! You can create the owls with any fun or pastel colors they will be gorgeous! This painting project is much easier than it seems, you can easily create some with the kids as well! . . .
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DIY Shabby-vintage crown shape planter from a tin can
This time try to make something beautiful out of metal trash! This pretty and frugal vintage-shabby style crown flower pot  was made  with simple tin cans, air drying clay and acrylic paint! This beautiful crown flower pot will look gorgeous in every color and size, and (accompanied with a beautiful flower arrangement) it can be a great festive centerpiece at your upcoming Shabby-, or vintage style (wedding) party!  ( Or you can decorate your home at spring frugally with these eye-catching crown pots! ) You can put them outside as gorgeous garden decors, even you can make beautiful royal garden candles with them! . . .
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DIY Crystal pouring watering can - creative recycling
We love upcycling crafts because it's inexpensive, helps the environment and also good for us! This super watering can spring decor was made with a rusty metal watering can and a few crystals from and old chandelier! Isn't it super creative? And this crystal pouring watering can decor is (despite the look) also super easy to make! This gorgeous crystal pouring watering can can be the greatest hit in your garden decor, everyone will love it! Grab an old watering can, some plastic or glass crystals and upcycle them into this beautiful, unique garden decor! . . .
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DIY Pink tricycle planter - recycled spring planter
We have always loved a creative garden with unexpected things used as planters! This brilliant whimsical spring planter idea, the upcycled tricycle planter is a perfect way to repurpose an old rusted tricycle and create a gorgeous and fun spring planter at the same time! You can recycle almost anything to use as planters but bikes are always a good choice because they will add a fun magical touch to your garden! Use a can of acrylic paint in a fun or stylish pastel color that fits into your garden in your old unused bicycle/tricycle and combine them with gorgeous fresh spring flowers or succulents! . . .
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How to make a fork bracelet - recycling - jewelry
We've always loved taking everyday items and making them into something interesting. The first time we saw this gorgeous  bracelet made from a fork a few weeks ago, we knew we have to share this magic with you!  This time in this nice step-by-step video tutorial Stacie will show you how to make a gorgeous fork bracelet out of the cheapest thrift store  fork! Believe it or not, this gorgeous fork bracelet can be made under 3 minutes! Let's collect some old forks and recycle them into gorgeous and unique handmade jewelries! . . .
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DIY constellation jar - night light
Star gazing is absolutely one of our favorite things! But sometimes in big smokey cities star gazing is not so easy. With this brilliant, inexpensive, super easy & quick recycling craft idea you can bring the starry sky inside you room, wherever you are! So grab an empty mason jar and make this gorgeous DIY star constellation jar lantern (or night light)! This craft idea is perfect for kids at all ages, you can decorate their room with this constellation jar or just use it to calm them at night. If you aren't a fan of stars you can make any other fun patterns to the cake pan ( even you can accompany it with a colored led light, so it can be a perfect disco party decor as well!) . . .
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Upcycling craft - Valentine tin can lanterns
This adorable DIY tin lantern project uses recycled craft supplies to make a beautiful Valentine lantern. These gorgeous lanterns are perfect for a rustic wedding or Valentine’s Day.It is wonderful to finish a beautiful craft project and realize that it cost almost nothing to make! One great way to save on craft supplies is by using items that can be re-purposed into something new. Even tin cans can be used to create lovely new crafts. This project using tin cans, those humble food storage containers that are usually tossed into the recycling bin. You can turn a tin can into a beautiful lantern using just a drill, a bit of wire and some paint. . . .
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Christmas bells from Nespressu capsules (coffee pods)
We love super easy recycling crafts (especially the Christmas themed ones) because with them you can repurpose some metal/plastic junk and create gorgeous Christmas home decors/Christmas tree ornaments at the same time! This easy Christmas craft, the coffee capsule Christmas bell is a perfect way to reuse your empty coffee pods / coffee capsules, and it can be a perfect craft project for the kids at winter! This coffee pod bell is really a super easy recycling craft project, you just need a ribbon, a little bell, a string and of course coffee pods / Nespresso capsules to create one. . . .
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Coffee pod elf girls - adorable recycling Christmas craft for kids
These super cute winter girls / elves are made from simple empty coffee pods! Creative, isn't it? With this brilliant craft idea you can upcycle some metalic junks and create adorable Christmas tree ornaments / winter decors at the same time! The coffee pod girls / elves are perfect winter crafts for the smalest crafty hands and  also perfect little gifts for the family members! You can decorate the empty coffee pod elves with any decor elements that you already have at hand or use other upcycled materials to make them more unique and cute! (Old clothes,yarn and fabric scraps, buttons,pipe cleaners etc) . . .
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Bottle cap reindeer Christmas tree ornaments - kids craft
Do you love recycling? Are you looking for a simple, inexpensive and fun Christmas craft  which can be easily made by the kids? Try this fun reindeer Rudolph bottle cap Christmas tree ornament! Isn't it super cute? This bottle cap reindeer Christmas ornament is a very nice recycling craft project and someone needs to drink the beers to produce lots of bottle caps wich can be also a very nice thing! . . .
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DIY coffee pod angels with Nespresso capsules - recycling
This video craft tutorial shows you how to make a (christmasangel out of Nespresso coffee capsules. We hope you like this tutorial and are able to use it for your own creations! This coffee capsule angel can be a perfect accessory/jewelry a nice Chirtmas ornament or a perfect gift for any occasion! Recycling is not just a good thing because empty coffee capsules costs nothing but because it's also helps the Earth to be much cleaner and liveable which is a very nice thing! Make some gorgeous angel ornaments / jewelries out of coffee pods and suprise everyone with your creativity! . . .
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DIY oversized glass ball ornament with tin can and lamp globes
What do light globes, used tuna cans, and eye hooks have in common? Together, you can use them to craft a supersize Christmas ornament that will make your front porch really stand out this season. Upcyling old unused items and tin cans instead of tossing them ot is also  avery nice thing. This brilliant and super easy outdoor Christmas decor costs almost nothing, but it still gorgeous and soo classy. This DIY oversized Christmas ornament glass shade ball will look good in your vintage / rustic style home or you can paint it into any fun color that you want. . . .
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Wire angels - Christmas ornaments with wires
This cute and easy  wire angel Christmas ornament is not just only a perfect decor in your rusctic / vintage style christmas tree but it's also super easy to make! ( Even if your are not the craftiest person in the word!) You can make these wire angel ornaments from any type of wire (copper , aluminium or pipe cleaners ..) even the sturdier threads will work well with this brilliant angel making technique! If you love upcycling you can use old electrical cables as well! (This way you can make colored wire angels!) . . .
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Adorable kitchen grater owls - upcycling fall craft
We love upcycling crafts because it's inexpensive, helps the environment and also good for us! This super adorable fall decor owl was made with a few metal trash! Isn't it super cute? And it's (despite the look) also super easy to make! You just need and old grater, some jar lids, a spring and that's all! This cute grater owl can be the greatest hit in your fall decor, everyone will love it! You can use the owls indoor or outdoor, a little rust won't hurt them! . . .
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Colorful tin can owls with plastic cup eyes
This tin can owl craft is colorful and cute and is perfect for the fall season. Seeing them up on your craft shelf will bring an enormous smile to your face every day! This tin can craft is not just super cute,inexpensive and easy fall decor, but it's also a perfect way to upcycle some plastic and aluminium junk! You can make your owls in any vibrant or pastell colors that fits into your house - they will look nice in any combination! You can add extra details to your tin can owls too if you wish (imagine a nice feather tail, or cute felt legs) . . .
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