5 Ways to Upcycle Tin Cans & Make Money

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Hey Megs ❤

Boy do I have a fun project for you! So you know those tin cans that you get your tomato sauce, peas and beans in? Those cans can be up-cycled into something really FABULOUS! I found a ton of great ideas to turn those cans into something really spectacular and fun 😉

Okay who remembers this song lyric “back in the day I was young, not a kid anymore”? Well, I have something that will bring you way back – to those warm summer days, when you hung out with the kids in the neighborhood, parents laughing and chatting away and you sweaty and happy!KidsChaosdotcomKickTheCan

Use those tin cans to share those moments with the kids in your life – hey I’m gonna do this at the next BBQ I go to ADULTS included lol!

It’s such a simple game that takes nothing but good friends and laughter!

I found this gem on kidschaos.com the great thing about this blog article is that it not only gives you free printable to play it also explains the objective of the game and gives you instructions on how to construct your tin can!

So let’s talk BBQ there are some creative ways we can upcycle those tins for that get together  you are planning. First let us start with the ambiance! I jus love that word lol – anyway I found this site that shows you how to make DIY candle lanterns out of tin cans! 32361b2fb75fe1a55653903b7bbc7d31This site gives you step by step instructions on what tools you will need, how to create your art and how to paint it – the right way 🙂

Since we are on the theme of ambiance we will also need to make sure that we have something that sings in the wind don’t you think? Can you guess what it is – lol okay it’s WIND CHIMES!

You can make one of a kind art (OOAK) and sell it or this can be a project that you do with the kids – nieces, nephews, students or as a FAB tea party craft idea!aceae5d90b70dacad7fa24e7f03422b9

Here are some great examples of wind chimes to get those ideas flowing; note that you can use old beads, old door knobs, silverware, keys and add in some found sticks to really get a unique sound. Just about anything that will make sound!

I love the idea of painting the cans and having the items hanging off of them coordinate!

This picture I found on Pinterest.com and unfortunately when trying to track down the author/artist it lead me down a rabbit hole – if you know the artist please let me know so I can credit them for their gorgeous work!

Here is another wind chime that I found and just love and you can find our more about it by clicking this link creativegreenliving.com.19ed17830ce3ef6c7157a7d47e6d165b I highly recommend you check out her site it is truly fabulous. And no I don’t know her; I am just a fan of green living!

Now it doesn’t have to be a ghost that you make, you can make a bee, caterpillar, dragonfly or anything you fancy however her site does give you great instructions on how to go about making your wind chime.

My crafty Megs and my Etsy Megs I am sure that your brain already started thinking about ways you could use your creative genius! Here are some I have thought of using tin can wind chimes:

  • holiday themed windchimes
  • wind chimes for a cause (breast cancer, troops, recycling etc.)
  • DIY kits (complete with tins, noise makers, string and paint/brushes)
  • OOAK wind chimes

And last but not least we’ll need a way to organize all those utensils folks will be using!f44c31ff3949540fa2289e2db676f9d0 I found this adorable upcycle idea that is not only practical but simply FABULOUS! You can find directions by following this link iwanttoberecycled.com.

The great thing about this site is that it gives you so very many ways to recycle, upcycle and repurpose items that we throw away! As I have mentioned before lol I am a fan of upcycling and green living.

Oh and not to mention their are some hilarious upcycles – I really like the high heels! She can be fabulous looooooong after we are done with them.

I also like that it works as a work of art, makes you think about “beautiful” in such a different perspective. So for that alone this site is worth checking out; it’s FABULOUS, it’s thought provoking, it’s Art.

Megs, share all the ways you plan on using your tin cans this year, comment below and share!

Mrs Nutmeg

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“Crafty, Thrifty and FABULOUS, It’s the Spice of Life!”


4 thoughts on “5 Ways to Upcycle Tin Cans & Make Money

    greenmum2 said:
    March 23, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    thanks so much for the mention 🙂 @Incredibusy x

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      mrsnutmeg responded:
      March 23, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      I just ADORE your site!!!! ❤ Also the menu bar so awesome – easy to find everything you need!


    Norma said:
    March 25, 2016 at 12:54 am

    I love the idea “kick the can” It has been a long time since I have played or seen anyone. The Candle Lantern is also a must. Thank you for sharing! I love it!!!😍💕

    Liked by 1 person

      mrsnutmeg responded:
      March 25, 2016 at 2:01 am

      I love Kick the Can too! The tin can candle lanterns are a fabulous way to recycle those tin cans! I think I will have to do a another blog about it but 🙂


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