Mosaic Tin Can Containers

Make containers out of cans, that will look like a real ceramic work of art.
Reduce tin cans if it is possible, do not buy canned food, but if somehow you still have some stored at home, reuse them. I advise you do it creative way. Either you upcycle them into Metal Can Lanterns, or use them as a base for this cool Clothespin Planter. There are hundreds of ideas on the web, and it is up to you which one you choose, just don't let them be abandoned in landfills.

The project of Mosaic Tin Can Containers is not the easiest one and takes some time and patience to complete it. However, I believe a real handimaniac will follow this step by step, detailed guide I found on Instructables, and will be happy with the effects of his work. It is worth to make an effort as those cans look really amazing. At first glance, you would say it is a true mosaic not just a simple styro-foam glued and then grouted.

There are endless possibilities to embellish tin cans with styro-foam tiles. You can make it uncomplicated tile by tile or cut out letters and prepare it for a gift to a friend. Also create more complicated ornaments like flowers. Such handmade container can be used then to store pens, brushes or make up tools. Perfect solution for crafting time with kids. As soon as you make your own, mosaic container, show it to Handimania here.

To read the full tutorial of Mosaic Tin Cans Containers go here.

Mosaic Tin Can Containers

What you need:


  • Scissors
  • Craft cutting knife or hot wire machine
  • Gloves or spreader tool
  • Sponge

Supplies / ingredients:

  • Primer
  • Tacky glue
  • Styro-foam sheets (thin).
  • Water colors
  • Grout (non-sanded or sanded)
  • Acrylic varnish

Mosaic Tin Can Containers

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