Hi Friends…It’s that time of year to start de-cluttering my space and get organized! I am usually very organized and on top of things, but with life being so busy and all, I can’t find anything! Enough is enough…Lol. This DIY Artsy Organizer using tin cans is going to do the trick. Well, it’s a start anyways!
If you don’t want to use this for organizational purposes, it can be used as wall art instead. Either way, it looks fabulous in my bathroom and helps with my clutter.
As I’ve mentioned several times, I don’t throw anything away! I repurpose almost everything, to give it a second chance. This project was made by repurposing tin cans and picture frames. The band around the cans are crocheted headbands.
Another idea, just use one tin can in a smaller frame and add whatever you like, such as a plant or dried flowers and display as a decorative piece. These projects were so easy and hardly cost anything to make.
If you would like to make one just like these, this is what you’ll need…
3 Tin Cans, 7 1/2 X 13 Picture Frame, Three 7/8 in. Cup Hooks, 3 Stretchy Headbands or Ribbon, Flower Embellishments, Spray Paint, Glue Gun & Glue Stick, Sharpie Black Marker, Drill & Drill Bit & Scissors (not shown)
The first step…Clean out the inside of the tin cans and remove the label. Remove the backing and glass from of the picture frame, then mark the frame where the hooks will go. Place your cans in the center of the frame as a guide and mark your frame matching the center of each can. Since I am painting this frame, I’m not too worried about the markings…
Now, twist the hooks into frame…
If you already have a black frame, go to the next step.
Spray paint your frame and hooks. (I used Krylon Flat Black) Set aside and let dry. In the meantime, start prepping your tin cans…
With your black marker, mark dots 1/2 an inch below the rim of the can, then drill the holes. The drill bit should be a size larger than the hook end.
If you choose to use Ribbon, measure the ribbon around the can to get an accurate measurement, before cutting. If you are using a headband, cut it at the seam, then cut it in half. One headband will cover two cans. Because we are stretching the headband, you will have some let over…
With your glue gun, place a small amount of glue 4 1/2 inches below the hole. Place one end of the headband or ribbon on the glue and hold until the glue is dry. Put glue on top of the same end and stretch the headband around the entire can, then press the other end onto the glue and hold till dry. Cut off the excess.
It should look like this when done.
This is the fun part! Glue the center front of the headband then place and press a flower or any embellishment, hold until dry. I love black and white, so I mix and matched black and white flowers and added some buttons to give it an extra touch.
Now, all you have to do is find a place to put your DIY Artsy Organizer. Just hang your tin cans and you’re done! You can use this to organize your clutter or display it as an art piece.
If you are ready to get organize your clutter, give these Artsy Organizers a try.
I hope you enjoyed todays DIY Project, Keep checking back to see what I’m up to next!
Alway from my DIY ♥, chelle’