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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…..

Bicycle Made For Two

24 Apr

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“I can’t remember, not ever having a bicycle.”

The joy of riding a bike is something that I look forward to when the weather is good.

Now mind you, I’m not a fanatic that joyfully cruises through rain, sleet and snow or dodges traffic like I’m on a dirt bike course.¬† I do have a few friends who are like that though.

Yes, there are times I am GREEN with envy as they tell their collision course all-terrain weather provoking bike stories.

“That’s when I switch gears and talk GREEN, earth GREEN.”

As an Artist and Designer people are often fascinated when I start spouting the whole reclaim, recycle and re-CREATE mantra. Many get it and some don’t really seem to be interested in reusing something ~ until you start talking about something they have a passion for.

“Today it’s the bike!”

Check out these cool items…

Once a Bicycle, Twice Something Clever

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A Bicycle Made For Two“.

Even my die hard cyclist buddies could not resist wanting to own some bike paraphernalia.

~ ReCycle ~ UpCycle ~ BiCycle ~

1. CLOCKS

~ made from the pedal bracket ~

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2. LIGHTING

~ made from the rims and/or chains ~

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3. TABLES
~ made from the rims, pedal brackets and gears ~

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4. KITCHEN STUFF

Lazy Susan / Wine Rack / Pot Holder
~ made from the rims and pedal brackets ~

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5. FRAMES ~ JEWELLERY ORGANIZER ~ TEA LIGHT HOLDER

WALL RACKS ~ CYCLE ART
~ made from the rims, pedal brackets, chains and handlebars  ~

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~ ReCycle ~ UpCycle ~ BiCycle ~

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