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“Simple Tin” Returns

14 May

Another installment of Tin Treasures.

1. Tin Can Lighting

This is a clever way of reusing old discarded tins.

By adding some electrical hardware “Simple Tin” shines…

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2. Tin Can Tea-light and Candle Holders.

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3. Tin Can Art Pieces

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4. Tin Can and Metal Sculpture

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There are a lot of crafty ideas that can be created

using the various components of Tin Cans.

“Simple Tin”

“Simple Tin” The Sequel

11 May

In yesterday’s post I showed you some cool ideas that would help you convert your Tin Cans into cool and recycled items. Today we step it up another notch in “Simple Tin” The Sequel and show you some artisan pieces. Many variations of these cool items can be found on etsy and generally online.

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~ Starring the Tin Can ~

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This mirror made out of pop cans is really cool! The colourful mosaic look is something that can be achieved or you could use one colour. Squares could be cut larger. Be careful – since a project like this means exposing the sharp edges of tin.

Needed:

Metal Cutter

Mallet

Gloves

Stud Tack

Backing Board

Mirror

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Check out this Tin Frame, inspired by beer cans.

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This Tin Can frame is made with all dimensions of the can.

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Beautiful room? Sure Tin! Now look closer!

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The feature wall is made of Tin Cans!

This designer was brilliant!

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Tin Can Wall Design? or, Wall Storage?

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Add additional new hardware…

and you’re up-cycling the Tin Can.

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Tin Can Caddy.

Once again, with additional re-purposed hardware this time you have recreated the Tin Can into this cool industrial caddy.

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Add a few more years of shelf life to the Tin Can and get inspired to re-cycle, re-purpose and reCREATE.

Next time “Simple Tin” returns…..

“Simple Tin”

10 May

Recycling is something that I have embraced and just do!

My actual garbage output has decreased immensely.

I am glad to see that programs have been started all over the world to create less waste and promote recycling things. If you think of the amount of stuff that just lies around, unwanted, unclaimed and unused it’s a little sad really.

I would safely guess that Bottles, Paper Products and Tin Cans make up the bulk of product packaging that is collected and recycled.  When you go through a supermarket or grocery store shelves upon shelves are stacked with this sort of packaging.

In a previous post “message in a bottle” I showed you some ideas that hopefully inspired some of you to consider to re-CREATE with bottles.

This post is Act One of “Simple Tin” starring the Tin Can.

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In this post I am showing you some simple ideas that can be completed fairly easily.

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Now these tins have been selected for shape, graphic, patina and are used in a very simple way – AS IS VASE!

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These Tins have been converted by wrapping it, painting it, belting it or tiling it. By using any of these techniques you can transform the tin from basic to beautiful!

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And TIN there was light! The Tin Lantern. This is another neat way to illuminate a regular Tin into a starring role. With this method you may need the following items.

Hammer

Nails

Ice Pick

Paint is optional

Tea Lights

A Design in Mind

These look great where ever candlelight is desired whether that be in the garden, on the veranda or porch, at the dinner table, on the mantle…

Have Fun!

Next time we step it up in Act Two of “Simple Tin”

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