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How to Create Recycled Tin Can Pumpkins for Autumn

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My recycle bin is usually pretty empty because I am saving all the things that I could possibly upcycle into a craft project. I love to take items out of the trash and create fun, funky, and fabulous pieces of home decor, especially for holidays. Today I will show you how to create Recycled Tin Can Pumpkins for Autumn with just a few simple supplies. I am so excited to be sharing today as part of the Creative Crafts Fall Decor Edition, so stop back by each day this week to see all of the creative inspiration!

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Recycled Tin Can Pumpkins for Home Decor

How to Recycle Tin Can Pumpkins for Autumn Creatively Beth Three orange cans sitting on a hay bale on a brick background #CreativelyBeth #recycledcrafts #fallcrafts #pumpkincrafts #autumncrafts

This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts FALL DECOR Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs, and Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama. We are featuring ALL the fabulously colorful and cute craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity, AND stop back on Saturday to see what everyone has created!

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Here's what you need to make Tin Can Pumpkins from the recycle bin:

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Here's how to create Pumpkins from Vegetable and Soup Cans:

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STEP ONE

To begin the Recycled Tin Can Pumpkins, gather all supplies.  Wash and dry the metal cans, then apply a basecoat of Titanium White acrylic paint.  The white basecoat will allow the oranges to pop instead of getting lost on the metal cans.  Basecoat the wooden craft finials with Dark Chocolate acrylic paint.  Set aside to dry.

Base coat each Tin Can with Titanium White acrylic paint using a flat paintbrush Creatively Beth #CreativelyBeth #recycledcrafts #fallcrafts #pumpkincrafts #autumncrafts

STEP TWO

Topcoat the largest can with Bright Orange acrylic paint with a paintbrush, the medium can with Canyon Orange acrylic paint, and the smallest can with Jack-O-Lantern Orange acrylic paint.  Apply a second coat, if necessary, then set aside to dry.

Topcoat each tin can with different colors of orange acrylis paint with a flat paintbrush Creatively Beth #CreativelyBeth #recycledcrafts #fallcrafts #pumpkincrafts #autumncrafts

STEP THREE

Attach the wooden finials to the top center of each can with a glue gun and glue sticks. I like to use a hot glue gun for craft projects like this because I am an impatient crafter, but a liquid craft glue would work as well.  Instead of the wooden finials, use a small branch from the yard or a thick piece of craft rope.

Attach wooden craft finials to the top of each orange can with a hot glue gun Creatively Beth #CreativelyBeth #recycledcrafts #fallcrafts #pumpkincrafts #autumncrafts

STEP FOUR

Cut a variety of green ribbons in random lengths and tie around the wooden craft finials in knots, or bows.  Trim the ends of the assorted green ribbons with scissors, I love my Fiskars.  I used four different colors and types of ribbon and twine.  Use what you might have on hand, like yarn and embroidery floss.

How to create Recycled Tin Can Pumpkins for Fall

I hope you will use my How to Recycled Tin Can Pumpkins project as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR Fall Decor. This quick and easy craft project goes together in just about 30 minutes, including drying time.  A fabulous way to recycle tin cans into farmhouse Fall décor!  Get the kiddos involved and paint on Jack-O-Lantern features for a fun Halloween craft.

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Now it’s time for some Fall Decor INSPIRATION!

Below are more fun and fabulous projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Creative Crafts – FALL DECOR Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by each day this week for all the super cool projects!

First up is my co-host Laura with Me and My Inklings who has created a quick and easy Wood Slice Pumpkin Decor that is perfect for the entire Autumn season!

Smitha with Smiling Colors has created a funky and modern DIY Fall Wreath with felt leaves. Loving that color palette with the pops of hot pink and aqua!

Laura with Laura's Crafty Life has created a gorgeous DIY Fall Wreath with dollar store supplies. Click through to see her step by step tutorial.

Amy with Amy Latta Creations is sharing a Thankful for You project that becomes a porch surprise for a friend or neighbor. This fantastic gift was created with Cricut.

Cindy with My Creative Life is sharing a fun Craft Stick Scarecrow that you can make with the kiddos. A quick and easy craft project made with simple supplies.

Katie with The Crafty Blog Stalker (don't you love that name?) has created a beautiful Painted Pumpkin. Click through to see the quick hack she used to make that lovely pattern!

Remember, today is just day one! So, stop back by each day this week for more creativity. I promise you won't be disappointed, but rather inspired!

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19 thoughts on “How to Create Recycled Tin Can Pumpkins for Autumn

  • These are cute. The wood finials make them.

    Cindy

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  • I love how easy and perfect these are!

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  • Cute! And they look easy enough for kids to do!

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    • Absolutely, Lisa! Different size hands would produce different size pumpkins!

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  • These are sooooo cute!!! Pinned!

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    • THANKS A BUNCH!!

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    • THANKS A BUNCH, Julie! I think I might have to create a pumpkin crafts eBook!

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    • Perfect for crafting with the kiddos, Melynda!!

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  • These are adorable Beth! I love them and can’t wait to make them with my little man. Thank you for sharing your post at the Senior Salon Pit Stop! I’m excited to be featuring you at Monday’s party. Congrats! Pinned
    Hugs,
    Maria @ kraftyplanner.com

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    • THANK YOU Maria! These pumpkins are SO EASY to make!

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  • So creative and cute! And so simple, too, which is a must for me right now. 🙂 Visiting from Dare to Share.

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    • YES! Simple is a theme for me right now as well, Jennifer!

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    • Thanks, Tanya!! So quick and easy too!!

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    • YAY!! Thank you Bev for the feature! I’ll be sure to stop by!!

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