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!
Recycled Tin Can Pumpkins for Home Decor
This week I am co-hosting Creative Crafts – Fall Decor Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Me and My Inklings and Meg from Makeable Crafts and Ann from Bella Crafts Publishing. Featuring FUN Fall Decor craft projects each day this week from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity AND stop back each day this week to see what everyone has created!
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Here’s what you need to make Tin Can Pumpkins from the recycle bin:
- Recycled Cans – (I used Large Bean, Soup and Water Chestnut sizes)
- Wooden Finials, Three – Craft Store
- Ribbons, Green – Assortment
- Americana Acrylics by DecoArt – Titanium White, Bright Orange, Jack-O-Lantern Orange, Canyon Orange, Dark Chocolate
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Here’s how to create Pumpkins from Vegetable and Soup Cans:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Ann with Bella Crafts Publishing is my second co-host and has created quick and Easy Fabric Pumpkins for Fall Home Decor. Don’t you just love those fabrics? Click through to see her secret!
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!
Thanks for stopping by!