Chunky Knit Tin Can Upcycle

2 Materials
3 Hours

Here's how you can recycle those tin cans into super cute chunky knit planters.
To create the chunky knit effect you need some polymer clay.
Start by rolling our the polymer clay into long strings. Than fold each string in half and twist at the top.
Combine the twisted strands one by one to make it look like a braid. When I say combine simply press into each other lightly. The polymer clay is pretty sticky and adheres nicely on its own. Once you have a braid ready attach it to you tin can.
and pinch off both ends of the braid on the tin can. Notice how the braids attach to the tin can where they're pinched at the top and bottom. These is all you'll need to adhere the braids to the tin can. When you're done working your way all around the tin can bake it in the oven following the manufacturers instructions.
Here's how it looks complete! You create this look on any surface that is bake able. An old cup or cookie tin?
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You can check out the full DIY on my blog with a video tutorial. I also try and share new DIYs weekly you can see those on my blog as well - for this diy visit -

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  • Suzi B
    Suzi B
    on Dec 30, 2019

    Can this be used outside????

    • Nancy
      on Oct 23, 2020

      Probably need to go to her blog for the "full DIY"

  • Angie Weisheit
    Angie Weisheit
    on Dec 31, 2019

    I absolutely love this!! I'm assuming glass jars would work as well? My daughter was looking for something pretty to put a plant in but didn't have the money for one she saw in a store. Now I can make her what she wanted! 💗

  • Margaret
    on Oct 23, 2020

    It is so creative. Just wondering If we could microwave instead of bake?

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  • Linda
    on Oct 23, 2020

    I love this and I'm going to give it a try. Thank you for sharing.

  • Grandmasue10
    on Oct 24, 2020

    Very clever. I don't like regular yarn on plant containers. When yarn or fabric gets wet, it gets ugly.

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