Last night inspiration hit me around dinner time. I was making one our favorite meals…CHILI, which meant I had a bunch of cans left over after making it.
Instead of tossing them right into the recycling bin I knew that in a couple of mins with supplies from my craft closet I could make them into chic home accessories.
First step is of course to strip them clean!
I came up with three different looks.
Look #1: Natural Elements
– clean can
-self adhesive cork (this was in my closet, but you can pick up a roll at Target)
With two simple cuts and a peel of backing on the cork you have this:
A chic vase for your office.
Or it can hold some office supplies:
* In order to actually use the cork with push pins you’ll need to wrap the cork around about 2-3 times to make it thick enough for the push pins.
Look #2: Animal instincts
-left over ribbon
-hot glue gun
– 1 sheet of felt (This was in my closet, but it was around .89 cents at Michaels)
With two simple cuts, a bit of glue to hold in place careful placement of ribbon to cover the seams you have this:
A chic vase for your guest bathroom:
Or a new place to store your toothbrushes:
Look #3: Girly Glam
-roll of velvet ribbon
This one takes the longest, because instead of just continually wrapping ribbon around the can I made individual pieces and glued each end onto the can.
A chic vase for your living room:
Or a new candle holder: I had a bunch of large tea lights left over from the little backyard pick me up (pictured in front of holder). So we stacked them instead the can to get some height and voila new soft light source!
It literally took me 30 mins to get all three of them done. I’m so happy with how they turned. Now I have some chic new home accessories for pennies!
The possibilities are endless. What would you use them for?