We all get dozens of those tin cans around the holiday time, and once the cookies are gone WHAT do you do with them?
I wandered into the Goodwill in Cicero and found that most people donate them haha! So, I did some quick research and found out a craft that you could do with those old tin cans… make them into a fruit basket!
Here’s how I made it in literally less than 10 minutes…
- 2 tin cans
- Spray paint color of choice
- Optional acrylic paint & paint brushes
- Craft glue (I used E6000)
- A candle holder, or some sort of neat thing to put between the tins
1. Pick out your cans / candle holder
Ignore the gaudy pictures on the outside. When I walk through a place like Goodwill, I imagine everything with a coat of white paint. That way you look at the shapes rather the images.
2. Spraypaint the tins
You’ll have to do a couple different spray/drying sessions to make sure you get all of it. You’ll want to make sure the bottom, sides and insides are all painted. The tops of the tins you wont need for this project.
3. Design (optional)
I decided that this was going to be a pretty boring fruit basket if there wasn’t any kind of design, so I used painters tape to make some stripes on the tins with gold paint. Maybe you want to make swirls, dots or bows – what ever is your fancy, have some fun with it!
4. Glue the candle holder
Use the E6000 glue or other craft glue to hold the candle holder to the tins. Let it dry for at least an hour