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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 easy geometric paper vase sleeve - modern 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 upcycled aluminium roses
If you like upcycling , and roses this craft idea is perfect for you! If your cat's catfood comes in t iny aluminium bows, ( or you love produducts that comes in aluminium bowls ) you can make these gorgeous aluminium flowers out of them with this great craft tutorial video !
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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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