Crafts With Cans: Tin Can Utensil Holder and Vase

Elena McGrew
by Elena McGrew
3 Materials
45 Minutes
Recycle old cans by turning them into DIY tin can utensil holders and vases. A very cheap, useful, and pretty idea for DIY home decor!
Paint the tin can with different shades of acrylic paint. The most important thing here is to find a color that matches your home decor and to have fun while painting! Wait for the paint to dry before moving to the next step.
Use a thin brush to outline the different shapes and colors with black paint. The contrast will make the colors pop.
Make cute polka dots using a Q tip.
Use a nail and a hammer to make a small hole on the tin can. You will use this hole to hang the can on a nail on the wall.
For the DIY tin can utensil holder, cut a piece of napkin to use as a liner.
Here you can see the two tin can utensil holders and the two vases I made from old tin cans. All four are hung on my kitchen wall using the holes in the cans and thin nails. I also glued some labels so I don't get confused which one holds the forks and which one has the spoons :) Visit my blog,, for more cute and useful DIY ideas for your home!
Suggested materials:
  • Acrylic paint
  • Nails and hammer
  • Tin cans
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  • Karina Khan Karina Khan on Apr 23, 2018

    I finally did this project for my daughter's baby shower. I spray paint the enchiladas can with Rust-Oleum 249090 Painter's Touch Multi Purpose Spray Paint and Jute Twine 656 Feet 3Ply Natural Arts. The theme of the baby shower was elephant. My cousin made the elephants, she is very crafty