Pinned wrote: Tin Can decorated: I simply glued the magazine picture onto the can with Elmers glue, then painted them with a polyurethane protective coating. My plan is to drill some holes into the bottom of these and use them as planters at some point. Then Ill know how protective the polyurethane coating really is. - From Musings from Afar blog diy-arts-crafts-templates
Closer look: "For this prototype, I welded a wire frame and then made this lampshade that slipped on top of it. It was made from different tin can lids, including one that said "quality pet food," slightly bent and connected with pop rivets. The beads were punched-out circles from a metal sign that I attached with little wire "S" hooks that I made by hand."
Artist Aaron Kramer's handcrafted Santa Monica home
I am loving these $20 lamps made from a recycled can from MariposaAvenue’s Etsy shop. “All lanterns are made exclusively from recycled tin food cans. I hand cut each one myself so they are each one of a kind.” What a clever idea for a tin can.
Savvy Housekeeping » 2008 » November
So neat.. old tin cans made into lanterns
Metal Magic Candleholders by Lennie Kaumzha
Cute! She made this owl from an aluminum can, some Chipotle foil lids, a couple of jar lids, and household metal bits and pieces. She used a drill to make the holes, and twisty ties to connect everything--sometimes, like for the eyes, she made a knot, where as the wings are "sewn" in two places with some telephone wire.