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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!
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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Bunny Easter egg gift box with air drying clay (or paper clay)
Use this step-by-step video tutorial to make super adorable bunny figures in several scales using basic sculpting techniques and polymer clay, play-doh or air dry clay. This cute bunny can be made from all kinds of clay which makes it useful as handmade gift , seasonal / holiday decoration or as delicious cake decoration / cake topper ! This polimer clay bunny treat box is a surprisingly easy polimer clay project so you can create one easily for yourself or for your friends, even is you are a beginner in polimer clay or fondant sculpting ! Let's sculpture a cute Easter bunny!
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DIY paper clip love birds
These paper clip love birdies are super cute and also really easy to make! ( and you probably already have all the supplies you need to make them! ) You can use these paper birds as cute spring home decors, or seat cards at a fun party, or you can adapt this technique and create decors for other holidays (imagine a whimsical black crow for halloween or a christmas themed paper bird with wrapping papers and holly leaves/berries !) Of course instead of paper clips you can use any bendable wires, and you can create the paper birds in any size that you want.
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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 elve s 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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Crochet cozy for jars and cans
Repurpose/upcycle empty mason jars and tin cans for flowers, pencil cups, cutlery holders, craft supplies, combs/cosmetics or wherever you want some pretty organization! This free crochet pattern is very easy (made with only beginner crochet stitches). This crocheted jar/can cozy is a very nice (and low-budget) way to decorate your home! These mason jar/tin can cozies are changeable (and washable) so you can easily dress up your  jars/cans/bottles differently in any season/holidays if you wish! You can use any size and color yarn, the final products will be gorgeous!
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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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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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Dryer vent pumpkins - easy fall or Halloween decors
It’s time to start decorating your house for fall, and what better way than with these adorable dryer vent pumpkins! If you happen to have a leftover piece of dryer vent hose, this is the perfect way to recycle it. But even if you don’t have dryer vent hose laying around, it’s worth spending a few bucks at a hardware store; these pumpkins are just too cute! The dryer vent hose is made from aluminium so you can use this cute pumpkin decor outside, in your garden/porch as well! Spray paint them to any color that fits into your autumn/halloween party!
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DIY classic tin can stilts
Today she is sharing  with us a nice craft  tutorial for a fun classic kid toyTin Can Stilts! The best part in this fun craft project is that they are simple to make, and they use materials that you probably have around the house already.  It doesn’t get much better than that! Ready to learn how to make them?  The first thing you need to do is check your cupboards, because it’s time to recycle some metal junk! You can decorate the tin can stilts with fun and colorful acrylic paint or leftover paper pieces.
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Upcycled snowman christmas ornaments from keys
Everyone has extra keys lying around that are of no use anymore. Don’t add them to our growing landfills, turn them into festive snowman ornaments to keep or give as gifts!
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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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Tin can coffee advent calendar (advent calendar for adults)
One of our favorite traditions around Christmas is the advent calendar ! If you love coffee , you will LOVE this advent calendar idea by Sarah ( from Look What I Made ). Turn your coffee addiction into a festive Christmas decoration : make a coffee advent calendar ! For a coffee enthusiast this tin can coffee advent calendar is simply the most delicious way to pass the days until Christmas. Of course this fun idea absolutely works well with other things: you can use you empty ( tin ) boxes or even empty tin cans to create festive advent calendars filed with various sweets / toys or other fun or delicious treats.
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Flower shaped tea candle holders from coffee capsules
Do you love recycling crafts or decorating your home in a low budget? Try this brilliant upcycling craft:  the flower shaped tea light holder made with empty coffee capsules. This beautiful flower decoration is very easy to make: you just need some empty coffee capsules and a mason jar lid. You can leave the flower tea candle holders in their natural capsule colors or you can paint them to any vibrant fun color with acrylic paints. If you don't need a candle holder at moment you can use these gorgeous flowers to decorate your home at springtime or your wedding party.
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Wall tea candle holder from tin cans
With the help of this detailed craft tutorial you can make this cute wall decoration : a diy tea candle holder from upcycled tin cans! If you don't like tea candles, you can use this idea to store little toys or succulents as well.
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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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Paper tulip bouguet gift box from a tin can
With the help of this nice, detailed spring craft video tutorial you can create this "magical" paper tulip bouquet easily! Why is it "magical"? Because it's not just only a simple paper flower bouquet it also has a gift box/jar inside! You can "hide" any kind of gift inside the bouquet it or simply fill it with delicious sweets/cookies. This crepe paper tulip bouquet treat box can be a perfect gift for any ocassion ( mother's day, birthdays, weddings ) or you can simply use it as a nice addition to your spring decor.
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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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DIY kitchen utensil holder from tin cans
With the help of this detailed craft tutorial you can make this nice diy desktop organizer or kitchen utensil holder. Brilliant idea, easy to make, and you can upcycle some tin cans which is good for Earth too!
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DIY Mermaid school supplies - back to school summer craft
Ready for school ? Maybe you are, maybe you aren't, but having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year right. These DIY mermaid school supplies created by Projects With Kids are so fun and sparkly, everyone will love them! ( Who doesn't love mermaids?! ) In this fun craft tutorial Projects With Kids will showing you how to make these beautiful and easy DIY School Supplies to fill up those last few days of the summer
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DIY coffee pod angels with Nespresso capsules - recycling
This video craft tutorial shows you how to make a ( christmas ) angel 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 Floating teacup - gorgeous spring decor
This floating teacup by Beckys craftsandgoodies is a gorgeous ( spring ) decoration for your home or garden that actually looks like a teacup that is floating above a saucer. This DIY floating teacup actually looks like the cup is pouring out beautiful spring flowers , and it’s simply gorgeous when you get it finished. Creating a floating teacup is an excellent opportunity for you to put those cracked teacups to good use. To make this gorgeous indoor or outdoor garden decoration , you need a teacup , a saucer , some artificial flowers and greenery, heavy wire or a fork , and a strong glue. Watch the step-by-step video tutorial and learn the how-tos:
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DIY upcycled spoon and fork rings - jewerlies
Grabbed a few pieces of silverware and make these gorgeous spoon and fork rings ! They are beautiful and unique, perfect way to upcycle cutlery and /or preserve precoius memories. You can also create bracelets from forks , earrings from small tea spoons, or medals from other silverware parts.
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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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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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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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DIY Scarecrow pizza pan and clothespin wreath (fall wreath making tutorial)
Did you know that pizza pans can be great wreaths ? There are so many fun pizza pan wreaths around the internet, but this one by The Keeper Of The Cheerios is one of our favorites! This super easy, pizza pan and clothespin scarecrow looks adorable with or without the clothespins, but the clothespins add more detail, size, and color to this lovely scarecrow wreath. Of course, you can use other round materials to create this adorable fall craft: such as mason jar lids, pans, and plates, round boxes or paper plates - the possibilities are endless! Don't forget to check out The Keeper Of The Cheerios' other fun pan wreaths !
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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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Washer necklaces with colorful papers or fabrics
We love love fun necklaces. Especially handmade necklaces! This washer necklace is a super easy craft project even if you aren't the craftiest person in the world! You just need some washers,colorful leftover fabrics or (scrapbook) paper pieces and a little glue. You can decorate the washer necklaces with beads or other materials, or if you would like to create a nice accessory for your boyfriend just use a plain washer or a hexnut on a leather or paracord string! This washer necklace is a perfect (low budget) gift for any ocassion, and it can be done in minutes!
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