Monday, August 19, 2013

Jacquie's Up-Cycle Nation: Great Cans

Tin cans are everywhere!  We use them everyday, rinse them and toss 'em in the recycle bin.  But artists have found unique ways to up-cycle tin can trash into whimsical treasures.  I have not honed my metal-working skills so I rely on these Etsy artists to show off their creative up-cycling ways.

 Garden fun awaits at SquiggaSquirms. Made from clean empty cans, these festive flowers are a perfect gift for any occasion!
 
Twice Baked Arts makes fun household d├ęcor from the recycle bin!  For fun and whimsy head to Twice Baked Arts.
Need some unique up-cycled jewelry to show you're both stylish and eco-considerate?  Check out  Uncanny Rubbish for fab earth friendly accessories.
 
Eco-friendly is a big trend for brides!  Add glimmer and shine to all the bridal events with these up-cycled aluminum favor boxes by Lizard Skins !
Go a little rustic country with hanging herbs taking root inside decorated tin cans!  This example from All Natural Emporium is simple and affordable!  A perfect way to continue growing herbs inside or outside throughout the seasons.

Always look twice at something before you toss it.  You never know when inspiration will strike!
LOVE  &  UP-CYCLE NATION!
Jacquie Wheeler
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