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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 Chunky knit tin can planter - winter decor
A tin can. Such a simple material and so many fun possibilities! With a pack of clay , you can transform an ordinary tin can into a gorgeous winter wonderland home decor piece! ( But of course, you can add a chunky knit to any surface that's oven safe. No knitting experience required! ) As usual, Lily Ardor will show you how to make this knitted tin can planter from scratch. Watch the video tutorial, and let's get crafting!
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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 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 Simple & quick miniature wire bonsai tree
A bundle of copper wire can be something else: a beautiful bonsai. These miniature trees are just like the real ones that so many people have fallen in love with, but these wire bonsai can last forever. T wist, coil, and curl metal wires into gorgeous bonsai sculptures. Master different techniques to ensure that every branch, leaf, and root comes out looking like the real thing, and with a bit of practice you will be the master of wire bonsai!
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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 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 Bottle cap magnet ladybugs - fun recycling craft for kids
Spring is the perfect time to get crafty and learn how to make bottle cap magnets! This bottle cap ladybug craft by Suburbia Unwrapped is a fun way to use up those old bottle caps and a great way to let your kids stretch their imagination. This bottle cap bug kids craft project is super easy, plus you can up-cycle/recycle with it! These bottle cap bugs are great for kids for all ages because they can be as simple and intricate as you want. Kids can create all different types of bugs: bees, ladybugs, beetles, and all sorts of imaginary bugs are possible. Visit Suburbia Unwrapped and create a bunch of super adorable bottle cap magnet ladybugs:
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Easy DIY Fall bouquet - fall decor & gift idea
When the leaves begin to change, we know it’s time to start breaking out our favorite fall decor to get us in the spirit and give a warm welcome to the season. A DIY fall bouquet can look way better than a store-bought one when you explore your creative side! With this gorgeous ( and super easy to make ) DIY fall bouquet by Golden Hands, you can make your home cozy and bursting with everything fall, plus it can be a wonderful gift ( you can put small gifts in its tin can "vase" ). Follow along with Golden Hands' step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make one:
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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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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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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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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 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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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 Felt reindeer Christmas gift bag from a tin can
Let us present you Creative Mamy's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable tin can reindeer ! There are lots of ways to recycle tin cans , and turning them into adorable reindeer is one of them. These tin can reindeer penguins are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect Christmas craft for kids that uses simple materials you probably have at home. This project is definitely a winner for your little ones on a cold and dreary day! Plus: this adorable little tin can Rudolph doubles up as a lovely gift bag which makes it even more perfect!
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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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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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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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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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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 Tin can owl pencil holder
This tin can owl pencil holder is colorful, adorable and is perfect for the fall season. Turn empty tin cans into pencil holders for your desk or hang them up on a shelf to admire. Click for the full, detailed, step-by-step tutorial on how to make this owl craft and more fun kid crafts to make:
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DIY Doughnut advent calendar from a tin baking mold (upcycling craft)
Creating your DIY advent wreath at home is a lovely way to pause, reflect and create meaning during this busy Christmas season! Surprise your friends and family this year and create a fun, whimsical Christmas decoration with the traditional warmth, by making a craft of a doughnut advent wreath with candles, which will beautify your home at Christmas. This simple tutorial by Pyyselbolaget will show you how to make an adorable and fun donut advent wreath to celebrate the Christmas season. Don't forget to customize the colors to fit your style!
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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 Fashion pins from a simple foil tray - recycling craft
Have you gotten caught up in the pin craze yet? Make your own fashion pins out of simple foil trays by following along Fancylooks' step-by-step video tutorial ! These DIY foil tray pins are easy to make and a whole lot of fun to wear! Pick your favorite emoji or symbol to wear or give them as gifts! DIY pins might not sound like something you can craft yourself easily, but they're actually much simpler to make than they sound! Watch the video and learn how to make cool fashion pins out of simple foil trays ( or tin soda cans ) !
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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 Snowman spoon Christmas tree ornaments
Lovely Christmas tree ornaments from simple spoons? Restyled Junk will show you how to make these adorable little snowman ornaments out of simple spoons ! This super cute snowman Christmas tree ornament is a great way to re-purpose some old unused metal or plastic spoons . This DIY Snowman spoon Christmas tree ornament can be a wonderful handmade Christmas gift as well, because who doesn't want a lovely snowman Christmas ornament set ?
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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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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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DIY Coca Cola style grill (BBQ) from a keg
Don’t have a barbecue in your backyard but want one? Of course, you can always buy one but if you’re looking for a conversation starter then DIY-ing is the way to go: turn an old barrel or keg into the perfect grill with this super easy DIY project! This is one DIY BBQ beer project worth finishing the keg for! Watch The Q's step-by-step grill making tutorial and create your keg grill today! ( WARNING: do not use barrels which were used to store chemicals, and please double-check the pressure inside your barrel or keg before cutting! )
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