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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!
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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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 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 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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Bottle cap snowman - easy winter craft for kids
Do you love recycling ? Are you looking for a simple, inexpensive and fun Christmas / winter craft which can be easily made by the kids ? Try this fun snowman bottle cap decor ! 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 which can be also a very nice thing! And working with recyclable materials is an important contribution to environmental protection. This bottle cap craft can be a great winter craft project in the classroom as well!
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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DIY Shabby-vintage crown shape planter from a tin can
This time try to make something beautiful out of metal trash ! This pretty and frugal vintage-shabby style crown flower pot was made with simple tin cans, air drying clay and acrylic paint ! This beautiful crown flower pot will look gorgeous in every color and size, and ( accompanied with a beautiful flower arrangement ) it can be a great festive centerpiece at your upcoming Shabby-, or vintage style ( wedding ) party ! ( Or you can decorate your home at spring frugally with these eye-catching crown pots! ) You can put them outside as gorgeous garden decors , even you can make beautiful royal garden candles with them!
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