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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 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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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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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 Pressed flower necklace without resin - jewelry making
If you're as flower obsessed as we are, then you'll understand our excitement about wearing a pendant of pressed flowers.You'll be even more excited to know that it's a totally doable DIY. Watch this video tutorial by Creepy The Cat and create your very own pressed flower necklace ( or keychain ) literally in minutes without any kind of resin ! You will be surprised how easy and thrifty this idea is! This beautiful pressed flower pendant can be worn as a necklace, keychain or it can also be styled as a brooch or an earring... the possibilities are endless! ( Try it with a four leaf clover for some extra luck! )
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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 Wine cork kitchen utensil holder - wine cork craft
Wine corks are hot and with good reason: you will love how versatile they are! You can do so much with them, like making this unique & handy kitchen utensil holder ! Crafts with wine corks are fun to make and an excellent way to upcycle. We’ve seen many variations of DIY utensil holders but this one by A Magical Mess is outstanding! If you love wine ( just as much as we do ) , this craft is a must! Read this step-by-step upcycling tutorial and make your very own vintage utensil holder from a few empty tin cans and a handful of wine corks:
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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 Tin can Christmas gnome
With just a few supplies turn an ordinary tin can into a super cute Christmas gnome ! You can fill your tin can gnomes with delicious Christmas treats which makes this Christmas craft a perfect little DIY gift for your loved ones! These adorable gnome cans may seem difficult to make, but that's not true! This little tin can gnome craft i s surprisingly easy to make. Watch Creative Mamy's video tutorial, create one, and add a little pinch of whimsy to your winter decor!
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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 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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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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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 Tin can & socks pencil holders - fun upcycling craft
If you're looking for Completely Genius Trash-to-Treasure Crafts AND an idea on what to do with all your odd sock the sock and tin can pencil holders just might be for you. There can be a lot of stories behind your old socks and maybe you really don’t want to just throw them away. You don’t have to! because you can make different sock crafts from them: for example, this genius pencil holder which doesn't require any fancy craft materials just an ordinary tin can and a sock. You can customize this pencil holder as much as you wish ( in color or size ) either way: the outcome will be outstanding. You can use these sock and tin can pencil holders in your office or at home, it can be made by both kids of all ages or adults and it won't cost you a dime.
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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 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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DIY Wire basket (or lampshade wire) side table
Making a side table without power tools sounds kinda crazy, right? This DIY project by The Shabby Creek Cottage takes zero power tools, less than 30 minutes of hands on work and is super simple. And bonus: it’s a piece that you can use every single day. Want to make your own side table? It only take a few supplies (and I bet you already have some of them on hand!) Read the full tutorial at theshabbycreekcottage.com:
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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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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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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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Adorable aluminium foil spiders - fun Halloween craft for kids
These foil spiders by The Joy Of Sharing can be made in just minutes and are a fun way to decorate the house or classroom for Halloween when you’re short on time. If you need a fun kids craft to do with a whole class of children without breaking the bank, this aluminium foil spider craft is the perfect choice for you! In this step-by-step tutorial ( as usual ) The Joy Of Sharing will teach you how to make this adorable foil spider in no time:
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DIY wood slice owl with spoons forks and lids
This wood slice craft, Charlie the owl is not just an adorable (autumn) home decor, but you can upcycle some metal with making it! You can create a practical coat hanger if you bend its legs in the different direction. It would be such a cute gift for owl-loving friends, too!
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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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