I look out the back windows of my home to a fence, where the ground is too rocky to plant a garden. I wanted something more interesting than a fence to look at from my windows. I’ve had hanging baskets in the summer time, and in the winter it is so boring and dull. I’ve seen yard art made from tin cans and thought, what about making some tin can flowers? That should be easy, right? It really was, and fun!
Pick a nice sunny day, grab some clean tin cans, metal shears and some paint to make these sustainable, colorful year-round flowers for your yard! Tip: Wear some gloves when handling the sharp tin cans. Make sure to spray the paint over the edges of the cans which helps make them not-so-sharp.
Here is a picture of the two trellises full of tin can flowers! All you need are some empty (and clean) tin cans, spray paint and acrylic paints or pens. Let’s start decorating your flowers!
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Tin can flower variations
Creative ideas for your home (and yard!) decor. Use the same basic tin can flower concept and hang them on your fence or outdoor wall. Combine them on a fence post or arbor to create a large tin can flower sculpture!
Benefits of creating tin can flowers
This is a budget-friendly diy project that is super easy to make. You can make a bundle of flowers in just one afternoon! Also, this project is eco-friendly, upcycling tin cans into your unique decorative piece that shows your personal style! Pick your colors, add your favorite designs with the acrylic markers!