Convert canned food into decoration for your home


Did you know the consumption of canned products is very high and growing more and more? In the market, there are more and more products that are presented in this type of packaging. Millions of cans are consumed on our planet. This is a clear sign that you need to commit to the reuse of cans. In this article we raise awareness and we bring you 3 ideas to recycle cans so you can create decorative objects.


To make this decoration you will need the cans of preserves as the main material. In addition, we will also use the following materials:

  • Sandpaper
  • Silicone in gun
  • Cloth
  • Chalk paint
  • Brush
  • Hook to hang
  • Wood Plank
  • Tiles
  • Wire
  • Acrylic paint
  • Decorative paper
  • Cutter
  • Screwdriver
  • Cement for mosaics
  • Spatula
  • Decorative hook
  • Screws

Tissue box

To make the box of tissues it is better than you look for a tin with a lid since from there we will take out the tissues.

First, you must make a cross cut to that cover that you commented. Now let’s decorate the can. Use stamped paper or stamped paper or you can draw or print any design. As you have seen in the previous video, we have used a tile design that is so fashionable. Keep in mind that it is better to go with the decoration of the room where you are going to put the box of tissues.

You must cut the paper taking into account the measures of the can. Stick it with hot silicone.

Hanging Vase

The vase looks good with a large can or long can. You must sand the part of the edge to avoid that you cut, and also clean it well before painting. When you have it completely clean and sanded, you should paint the tin using chalk paint, so you will leave the vintage look of chalk finish. To hang the vase, you can roll a wire as if it were a handle.

The back will be a wooden board. You can paint it as you like and you should let it dry at least 12 hours.

So that you have a hook where to place the vase, choose a decorative hook from those that sell in decoration and DIY stores. On the back, it screws a hook with a ring to be able to hang it from the wall.

Now you just have to put the flowers that you like in the can and hang it from the hook.


In this candle holder, it is best to use a can of tuna or any low can.

Choose tiles that you like or that combine with the decoration of the space where you are going to place the candle holder. You must stick them with hot silicone all around the edge of the can. When you have that border covered with the tiles, you must apply to flash or also called mosaic cement. Spread it with a spatula and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.

When that time has passed, clean the tile with a sponge or cloth moistened with water.

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