Upcycle Tin Cans and Old Jeans Into a Handy Caddy
Repurpose some old tin cans, jeans and screwdriver into a useful stylish copper and denim caddy. It's really handy for craft supplies or as a stylish picnic organiser.
I've made cool denim planters (see here) out of tin cans before but this time I wanted a caddy.
What you need: 6 Tin Cans Hems of Old Jeans Old wooden-handled screwdriver Piece of pallet or other old wood Screws Spray paint
Firstly spray your tin cans. I sprayed mine inside different colours as I love colourful stuff. I sprayed the outside copper to give it a more stylish look.
Prepare your handle by driving your screwdriver into the middle of your piece of wood at the top.
You will attach the cans to the handle with your denim hem strips. Make sure you denim hems fit snuggly around your cans. You can use either eyelets or washers, when screwing the cans to the wooden handle using your denim straps.
When all six cans are attached your caddy is ready.
My dining room doubles up as my craft room so I use the caddy to neatly store some of my arts and crafts tools whilst keeping them at hand. You could of course use it as a picnic or cutlery caddy. What would you use your for ?
Full details and more photos are on the blog.
I love upcycling tin cans for various things in the home they are so easy to decorate. I've even squashed and decorated them to make a cool house number display (see here).
- Old tin cans
- Spray paints various colours
- Denim seams