Rather than always tossing them directly into recycling, here’s some images I’ve gathered to celebrate the elevation of cans. Let’s get creative with upcycling and give a second life to utilitarian food cans. May these ideas help inspire our own creative projects.
Joanne Hall is the artist who created this particular painting that brightens my heart. It has the delightful title of Ode To A Tin Can With Lilacs and is the inspiration for today’s post.
As you may have gathered, I’m absolutely enchanted with sharing at least one work of art with each of my posts these days (and for the foreseeable future). I will always include a link to the source of the art if any reader might like to learn more about the artist and where to purchase their paintings. Links are at the bottom of the post or in the image.
Back to giving new life to old cans, I adore a cluster of cans that have been brightened up with paper or paint to hold flowers. At my own wedding I wallpapered cans to hold a collection of white flowers. So while I’ve done some crafting with cans, a few of these ideas are brand new to me.
I love these cork-covered cans complete with dog silhouette stencils. The table number and luminary ideas are perfect for brightening evening soirees. And I’m always looking for ideas to help tame my scarf collection and this image of a bundle of cans tied together is clever!
Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. ~ Wikipedia