Repurposed Tin Can

I have been saving tin cans for awhile, although, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them! When I saw Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage’s blog post about how she decorated her cans, I knew I had to do it too! (Make sure you head over and check out her pretty vintage cans.)
Repurposed Tin Can

This is a fun and quick project that anyone can do! Most likely, you have everything you need on hand already. You just need three things, a tin can (any size), spray paint (your favorite color), and embellishments (whatever you have on hand).

I picked color’s that would go with my beach sign, since I plan on putting it on the same shelf. I used Krylon Spray Paint in a brown with gold flecks and then found coordinating material to go with it.

The first thing you do is paint your can! You can do two or three coats, depending on if you want any of the metal to be seen through your paint.

 As soon as it is dry, start decorating and making your can beautiful! I cut a strip of burlap and glued it to my can. Then I cut a strip of pretty material that I had found at Walmart, and glued it on top of the burlap. The material had these pretty flowers on it, so I cut one of the flowers out, added some glitter to it and glued it on the can. Then I made a little rolled up flower using the same material, added a little rhinestone to the middle of the flower, and glued it to the pretty flower that was already on the can. That’s it! Now you have a pretty can to show off to all of your friends!

Repurposed Tin Can
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About Robyn

Robyn is a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, Author/Owner of Robyn's View, Contributing Author on Daily Dish Magazine, and Social Media Manager for TOKYO Bistro. She enjoys DIY projects, working on crafts, researching her family history, walking on the local beaches, watching TV sitcoms, and movies. Robyn is a mom to two adult children, both of whom have flown the nest and are married. She also has two grandchildren, 4 dachshunds, 4 chickens, 2 cats, a bunny, and an amazing man in her life.


  1. Love this! I have quite a few cans I’m saving myself – this is really pretty!

  2. Love your prettied-up tin can! Really great job Robyn!
    Thanks for joining the Keep Calm and Link Up party! Hope to see you there again next week!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  3. Love this! The brown and blue are gorgeous together! I am your newest follower.. Hope you stop by and share with my Pink hippo party @
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  4. Love it. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  5. This is soooo cute.I am always looking for containers to take flowers to shut ins-these would be perfect.

  6. what a great idea, must try that one!!! so happy I found you off of keep calm linky party

  7. Your can is just beautiful! Off to the recycling bin to see what we can do this weekend! Great project to do with my girls!

  8. very pretty – I’m in the process of decorating some cans right now & think you may have just inspired me to do some brown ones!! thank you


  9. I have done several projects with tin cans…yours turned out really great! (I love the brown/chocolate color!)

  10. Robyn,
    Love the new look of your blog! Thanks so much for sharing this cute and creative way to re-purpose tin cans. I can see all kinds of cute cans being made for the holidays. Thanks for always linking up to Creative Thursday :) I appreciate YOU! Have a wonderful week.

    • I think I will be making several for christmas. They would be great for holding cookies or bread for gifts.

      You are so good about always commenting when I link up! Not everyone does that!

  11. That is such a great transformation! Love the pattern you chose to decorate the can with! Now following.

  12. That’s great Robyn! I am always saving my cans. Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party!

  13. What a lovely idea! Will pass this to my friend who is wanting a “shabby chic” wedding with burlap and such. This would be great on the reception tables! Thanks!

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