I always have a new love and this month it’s this adorable Tin Can Shelf Craft. Not only do they look fantastic but they are practical and a great way to upcycle some of those tin cans we constantly throw away.
Paint your tin can inside and out using either water based enamel or acrylic paint. Both dry really quickly and leave a slight shine when dry.
I used enamel paint for the colour and white acrylic paint for the inside both of which only needed three layers. I did try to use white enamel paint but it was so unforgiving, needed a ridiculous amount of layers and didn’t leave an even coat. I also found that runny bottle acrylic was better to use than the thicker acrylic that comes in tubes.
When dry use a small tack to attach the tin can shelf to the wall. Cut out a circle of paper to cover the back of the tin. I found that the paper doesn’t need to be glued in place which means you can easily change it to suit different toys/ornaments.
The perfect little place for putting all those cute Zelfs, Moshi’s, Trash packes etc.
And small enough to leave little accents all over the house.
This was part of a fab Tin Can Craft Hangout. Do watch for more ideas.
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