DIY Upcycled Tin Can Organizers

DIY Upcycled Tin Can Organizers

Upcycled Tin Can Organizers
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This year we are focusing on being a little more green in our walk on this earth. I have been using, reusing, and upcycling items that come my way. Join us as we support Earth month!

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 DIY Upcycled Tin Can Organizers

The first thing you need to do is gather supplies.

You will need fabric, tin cans (any size), scissors, sponge brush, and modge podge.

First, lay the fabric out flat. Place your can on top of it, along an edge, like in the picture below. Sometime, I will make it a 1/4 an inch bigger just to make sure I have enough fabric. We can cut any extra off later. I’ll show you how. Make a cut to mark your measurement.

Just make a little snip for now.

Next, roll the fabric around the can, and make another snip, like in the picture below. Remove the can, and finish the cuts. Then, you will have the perfect size of fabric for your can.

Brush a little bit of glue on the can, like in the picture below.

Place the fabric on the can like so… Start brushing modge podge on the fabric, lining up the fabric on the can as you go all the way around. I like to line up the straightest edge around the top and cut off any extra off on the bottom.

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Here is what it looks like when it’s done…

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If there is extra fabric on the bottom, just cut it off, like so…

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Allow these to dry for 24 hours before use. Then, fill them with whatever you want to. I am currently using some of mine at my desk filled with pens, pencils, and I have small cans for thumbtacks, and rubber bands.

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I have also been using them in the bathroom to hold the toothpaste, toothbrush, jewelry, and other knick-knacks.

My favorite thing about upcycling these tin cans is that you can use any fabric you want and match your decor with ease! Unless, you have ugly wallpaper to compete with like I do, lol. My bathroom colors are yellow and grey, despite the many colors in the wallpaper, these pretty fabric covered tin cans match the decor!

What kind of upcycling project are you working on?

I’d love To Know what you think!… Leave me a comment!

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10 thoughts on “DIY Upcycled Tin Can Organizers”

  1. TRUDY RAY CRANFORD

    i have a question, how would you suggest to use to make a tin can heavy on the bottom so it wont tip over easily when being used for a pencil/pen holder and the people using them are always in a hurry, being fast, and on the go. the tin can is light weight and tips easily when pens are “tossed” into the can! do you have any ideas to make the bottom of the can heavy so it wont turn over.

    1. Hey Trudy, I use these in my office/classroom to organize all my pens, pencils, markers, and even stapler, scissors, and more! I’ve never had an issue with them tipping over. For heavier objects, I would use a taller can for sure. You can find tall soup cans like these (affiliate link) tomato soup, they are usually classified as “family size”.

      Otherwise, if you have issues beyond that, I would use a (affiliate link) 2 magnets, one inside and one outside, since tin cans are weakly magnetic. You could add a few of these sets to each can to make them bottom heavy.

      I hope that helps!

  2. Hi Kristi – just popping in to tell you that I featured this post on my blog today at Vintage Mama’s Cottage for the Favorite Things Blog Hop and Linky Party. I upcycle lots of stuff, too, and love this idea. Hoping to make a few of these decorated organizer cans for my design studio. We’ll be painting out there soon and I’ll need lots of new organizing containers for paint brushes, pens and markers, buttons, and all kinds of other stuff. Thanks for sharing at last week’s Favorite Things Blog Hop! Hope you’ll stop by and say “HI” over at Vintage Mama’s Cottage. Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

    Here’s the link to the post where your article is featured: http://vintagemamascottage.com/2017/05/04/favorite-things-spring-inspiration/

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