Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Hello Ruchettes! We’d love to share some of our favorite crafts that you can do with just some ordinary household items. Who knew that cans could be both so useful and so pretty? We love the idea of creating something new from vintage cans with faded labels or repurposing the cans we already use! These easy DIYs can help you get organized and add sophisticated style and color to your home.  

1. Tiered Can Organizer: This tower of cans is not only practical, but it adds a rustic feel to any desk. To make your own, simply find three containers that can easily be stacked. We love the tiered look featured in the image below! If you want to add some flair to your cans, you could keep the original label, or simply peel the old wrapper off and glue on your desired print. Then, take a wooden rod or and glue it to the bottom of the inside of the largest can. After, glue the middle can to the rod and do the same with a shorter wood rod connecting the top can to the middle one. If you want to add some color, make sure to paint the rod complimentary color before you begin the stacking process. Now you have the perfect tool for organization!

2. Spring Vases: Who doesn’t love to show off beautiful spring flowers? Recycle your tin cans by turning them into the perfect flower vases. To make your own, wash the cans thoroughly and soak them in warm water to remove the labels. Make sure they are completely dry and flip the cans upside down to spray paint the outsides with your favorite color. You can choose to leave some chrome or paint them a variety of hues for a pretty spring color palette. Don't forget to coat them with a sealant once dry to add a coat of lovely shine. Once the paint is dry, fill the cans with all your favorite spring blossoms and water. It’s as simple as that! Now you have the perfect spring centerpiece for your table!

3. Fabric Vases: Another way to embrace springtime is by making these adorable fabric vases! First, soak the can to get the label off and make sure the can is completely dry. Next, find your favorite fabric and cut a piece that is slightly larger than the can. Spray the can with spray adhesive and then lay the fabric down so you can easily roll the fabric onto the can. You can even spray the inside of the can with adhesive to tuck the top of the fabric into the can and make sure there are no bumps. Now, all you have to do is add some flowers and water and you’ve made an elegant accessory to any table!

We hope you loved these darling DIY options as much as we do! What’s your favorite way to upcycle cans? We’d love to hear!

xo,
Ruche


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