Fabric Wrapped Tins #30DayFlip

Does it happen to you that you use some stuff for a project, and then the same stuff appear everywhere in your house? This time it is tins, I have plenty of them, most of paints and some new ones friends bring me after they saw my rustic tin vase. Should I learn to say “no, thank you”? At the moment, I accepted these two.

Fabric wrapped tins to get some pretty vases, and easy and cheap DIY

Then I found a group of sweet ladies participating in a monthly challenge, being February “No Sew Project” and an idea struck me. I took and old napkin which had some bleach stains and couldn’t be used for fancy projects.

Fabric wrapped tins to get some pretty vases, and easy and cheap DIY

I cut it in half, and wrapped the can with it

Fabric wrapped tins to get some pretty vases, and easy and cheap DIY

For the bottom, I made some cuts and glued the fabric

Fabric wrapped tins to get some pretty vases, and easy and cheap DIY

I added some laces, and two rosettes I made out of scrap fabric, and I had two cute fabric wrapped tins!!

Fabric wrapped tins to get some pretty vases, and easy and cheap DIY

I thought they would look great in the old wicker basket too.

Fabric wrapped tins to get some pretty vases, and easy and cheap DIY  Fabric wrapped tins to get some pretty vases, and easy and cheap DIY Fabric wrapped tins to get some pretty vases, and easy and cheap DIY Fabric wrapped tins to get some pretty vases, and easy and cheap DIY

One of the things I like more is that is cost me nothing as I had the materials already. So don’t throw away your tins, you can make beautiful details for your home.

Thank you so much to my lovely co-hosts, Jeanette from Snazzy Little Things and Meredith from Arts and Classy. You can join us next month for the March #30DayFlip Challenge, where the theme is “Furniture Flip” using $20.00 or less.

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  1. Mary-the boondocks blog says:

    Beautiful Pili. I always like projects that we have at home. Come to think of it, I have a whole bunch of tins I’ve been collecting. I need to organize my brushes and markers. I love the little rosettes you made.

    • Pili says:

      Those are the best projects, Mary. There’s no need for buying more supplies when we already have plenty of them.
      The rosettes are a good way to upcycle strips of fabric 😉

  2. Keri says:

    Pili, your lovely tin cans are just that, lovely!! Nice job reusing what you already had on hand !! Those are the best projects!!

  3. Laurie says:

    Pili, This is a great upcycle for tin cans! They turned out beautifully! Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and tweeted to share.

    • Pili says:

      I love them too, Laurie!! Thank you so much for your visit, I really appreciate it.
      Have a lovely weekend!

  4. Sandy Sandmeyer says:

    This is an great way to make multiple decorated tins for the holidays or different rooms in your house without breaking the bank. Thanks for sharing your craft project with us at the Over the Moon Link Party.

    • Pili says:

      You’re right Sandy, I still have lots of tins to use. I will need to go check my fabric scrap pile to get some fabric…

      Thanks for visiting!

  5. Julie says:

    Hello Pili,
    I love the way you decorate and make your tins look so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

    • Pili says:

      Aww, that’s so sweet Julie, thank you so much! Glad you like them too!

      Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it.

    • Pili says:

      You’re right, Linda. Tins are really versatile, you can make lots of different projects with them. I still have quite a few and have to think something for them.

  6. Laurie says:

    Pili, Stopping back over from Brag About It to thank you so much for linking up your projects with us! Pinning and tweeting again because a great project needs to be shared! Have a great week!

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  8. Joanita Theron says:

    Your tins are beautiful! I love that it does not take much to make something so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂
    Joanita @ Snickerdoodle Sunday

  9. Life Loving says:

    These wrapped tins look so great Pili. I’m definitely going to post you all my bits and pieces I’ve collected and see what you make of them. Or maybe I just steal you… ha ha only joking! I do like to be inspired by what I see you turn just odd bits into.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    • Pili says:

      Don’t post me more stuff please, I’m overloaded!! But you can steal me, I think better in summer that you have less rainy days 😉

    • Pili says:

      Using what I have on hand has been always my motto; there’s no need in buying something when you can think on how to use what you already have.

  10. Nikki Frank-Hamilton says:

    This is such a great idea! You could even put a tulip bulb in it and set it in the window! We have tons of cans around here, and this would be a great way to repurpose those, and it would be a great gift too! Thanks Pili!

    • Pili says:

      I’m not as good in growing flowers, I wish I was! So I am not sure if a plant inside a tin with no drain holes would work for me… If you have any clues I would love to hear!

      Thanks Nikki!!

  11. Domenica says:

    Thanks for sharing over at the DIY Crush Craft Party. A great way to repurpose those empty tinst! We’ve added this to our Pinterest board. Don’t forget to stop by on Thursday to add your tutorials to our next craft party!

    • Pili says:

      Hi Carol! Great to hear I’m not the only one hoarding tin cans. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the weekend!

  12. Katrin says:

    These are too cute Pili, I love how easy they are to put together! They look lovely, the lace is perfect with the beige, rustic looking fabric!

  13. Pili says:

    Yes, they helped me to recycle the tins, the fabric, the lace and some scrap fabric for the rosette. Total bonus!

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