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Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
Decorating tin cans can be a great way to recycle and create some special altered art at the same time.
"When life gives you scraps,
make something with them!"
Decorating tin cans can be such fun. For example, have you ever wondered what to do with your empty Pringles (potato chip) cans? They seem too good to throw away, do they not? They have nice solid sides and a top that seals. If you need a container to hold small items or give away as a gift, Pringles cans can be just the thing.
Plus it gives you can excuse to buy some, just in case Pringles are your favourite snack food!
First, buy a tin can of Pringles or similar.
Next, have a nice snack time and eat or store your potato chips or other food safely.
Then wipe the tin out with a clean, damp rag a few times so that no salt or oil remains on it or on your fingers. Allow it to dry thoroughly.
Now you are ready to begin the fun papercraft part..
There's a way to share your own decorated containers at the bottom of this page. Scroll down to see!
Now, gather your supplies.
You will need:
Here is How I Made My Decorated Tin Can:
You have now completed decorating the body of your can. Next turn your attention to the lid.
As the lid is plastic, it is easy to cut through it with a paper punch and is no match for the Crop-a-dile.
Here's what I did:
I started decorating tins when I took part in a scrapbooking swap where we exchanged them. I filled the can up with all manner of scrapbooking goodness. It was a fun swap!
Now you can look at your pantry and even your laundry or wardrobe anew to see if there are any containers that could be repurposed and gifted in this way. I have decorated other things than tin cans, such as sturdy or plastic chocolate boxes, strong boxes that hold dry goods, pretty packaging that comes with jewelry or clothing. These days it pays to repurpose and recycle, so why not do that in a creative way and have fun at the same time?
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