Do you have tin cans sitting around? Piling up in your recycling bin?
My spare tin cans came from my David’s Tea collection. I’m really enjoying a nice glass of tea in the evenings these days. You can get these particular cans refilled, but I had so many lying around, I decided to try a Tin Can Upcycle project instead :)
I had just completed my DIY Office Gallery Wall, which included an amazing peg board to organize some office essentials. These tin cans provide the perfect stylish storage for my pens and markers :)
What you need for this project:
Double-Prong Peg Hooks
Start by drilling a hole into the tin can, about 1cm from the top. On the David’s Tea cans, drilling right through the centre of the “A” was the perfect spot :)
Next, grab your peg hooks, and your hand saw, and saw the prong side in half. You want a small about remaining to bend into the tin can.
Using a hammer, bend down the remaining portion of the prong.
Place the prong you cut into the hole you made on your tin can. Test it on a peg board to make sure it sits properly. Then using the Epoxy, glue the peg hook to the tin can. Once dry, tape up the edges of the peg prong with painters tape, and spray paint the tin can any colour you like! I choose teal to match my amazing new craft space :)
The final product, looks colourful and stylish. It looks like a kit that I bought for my gallery wall, rather than a DIY project. Isn’t that exactly what you hope for at the end of any project?! I’m loving this one :)
To see the entire office come to life, see my DIY Office Gallery Wall post :)