Cans are part of our daily life and are usually discarded after use. Those that are made from aluminum are found in chocolate, powdered milk, and other household items. How about giving these cans other functions and reusing them in home furnishings?

There are a lot of crafts that can be made with these cans, best of all is that it takes little work and the materials used are cheap. The jars can be customized as pots, lamps, pen holders, object holders, towel racks, storage openings for food, cookies and others.


Before you start decorating an aluminum can, you need to remove the label from the original packaging. If it doesn’t come out easily, soak it in hot water for a few minutes to remove the paper.

70 inspirations for making decorated cans

For ease of consideration, we separate beautiful references with several cans decorated in this order: with fabric, with paint, with glue or paper, with textures and other techniques. This is how you can choose the best ideas to start your own craft.

At the end of the post, don’t forget to check the selected videos using practical techniques and step by step.

With fabric

The fabrics made of jute, lace, metal threads, crochet and printed fabrics make every handicraft a success. It’s no different with aluminum cans, check out a few ideas you can make:

Image 1 – With creativity it is possible to transform the used cans into beautiful flower pots.

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Image 2 – Give a new robe by crocheting various points.

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Photo 3 – A double victory: jute + income.

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Photo 4 – Invest in metallic yarn and cover it entirely.

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Image 5 – The Vichy makes the candle holder look more charming and feminine.

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Picture 6 – How can one withstand the differentiated prints?

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Image 7 – Matte painting with lace and flower applications.

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Image 8 – The combination of rustic and vintage is always welcome!

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Figure 9 – Exterior decoration, hanging and full of style!

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Image 10 – Increase your income and produce beautiful decorative objects!

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Image 11 – Towel holder covered with floral fabric.

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Picture 12 – Reaproveite and save wedding decor!

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Picture 13 – Felt decoration.

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Image 14 – Use and abuse the twisted cord at the ends.

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Photo 15 – Customize the hanging bowls behind the car and guarantee great photos!

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Image 16 – Save money on renting pots for your party!

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Image 17 – Vases lined with raw cotton.

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Image 18 – There are numerous ways to reuse aluminum cans.

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Image 19 – Different fabrics, patterns and textures.

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Fig. 20 – Pen holder with EVA.

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Picture 21 – Paint with your favorite color and garnish with delicate surfaces.

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Picture 22 – Cans become funny and friendly little piggy banks.

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Image 23 – How about the initials of the name to give souvenirs to your guests?

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Image 24 – Combine the tones of the fabrics with those of the flowers and underline the decoration of your house!

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Picture 25 – Concentrate while gluing the string so that it is even and straight.

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Image 26 – Have you already decided on your favorite model?

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With painting

Picture 27 – Remove the containers with hot water to keep the texture of the can very smooth.

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Image 28 – Ask your children to decorate the Halloween party!

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Picture 29 – Exterior and interior painting, with drawings of flowers.

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Figure 30 – Replace the traditional Christmas tree

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Image 31 – Tins with glitter also become pendulums.

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Image 32 – Inspired by Emilio Pucci’s iconic prints.

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Picture 33 – Give your garden a funky face!

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Picture 34 – Enlighten the environment with originality and economy!

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Picture 35 – Implement innovative and sustainable ideas!

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Picture 36 – Because every girl loves poas and flowers.

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Picture 37 – Save countless objects and organize the chaos better!

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Image 38 – Reference to leave your garden modern and cool.

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Figure 39 – Versatile, the cans will easily decorate your party!

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Image 40 – Create a sensational effect with three-dimensional ink.

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Image 41 – Don’t be afraid to knead them to give this modern + rustic look.

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Image 42 – Choose the poas and make your vertical garden even more charming!

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Figure 43 – Recycle your can and provide the functionality you want!

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Picture 44 – Gather the children together and make your own snowman.

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Image 45 – Mix flower arrangements with candle holders in the center of the table.

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Picture 46 – Open your own business by customizing cans for the wedding.

With glue or paper

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Image 47 – Select Durex stamped and glue it over the can.

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Picture 48 – Book leaves are covered and tied with cords.

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Image 49 – Simple ideas can get compliments anywhere!

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Picture 50 – Keep your belongings in bins with cute stickers.

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Picture 51 – Change the strips and produce different results.

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Picture 52 – Put fresh biscuits with tinted tins on the lids.

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Image 53 – The retro print never goes out of style!

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Image 54 – Themed tins are pure charm!

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Image 55 – Make your own pen holder.

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Figure 56 – When the details make all the difference when it comes to giving Christmas to your loved ones?

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Image 57 – Enhance the decor with brightly colored, vibrant cans.

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Picture 58 – Vases punched out in the communal table.

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Picture 59 – Personalized wedding keepsakes.

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Picture 60 – Hanging decoration with colorful stickers.

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Figure 61 – Your most organized desk with pen holder set.

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Image 62 – The gold is chic, graceful and feminine.

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Image 63 – Differentiate yourself with tins of small Easter eggs.

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Different techniques and textures

Picture 64 – Make small holes to let the candlelight reflect in the area.

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Picture 65 – Glued with an ice cream stick and tip to give more hold.

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Picture 66 – Interior drawing with perforated EVA balls.

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Figure 67 – A creative thank you that will melt the heart of every guest.

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Picture 68 – Two objects, reusable in a single object: aluminum can + wood shavings.

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Picture 69 – Everything covered with pencils.

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Image 70 – Celebrate in style with the beginnings and age of the birthday child.

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How to make decorated cans step by step

Now that it has been possible to visualize all of the ideas, it is time to learn how to decorate cans in different ways and with different materials with techniques and guides showing each step. Read on to see the videos we separated for you:

1. How to make decorated jars to store spices and food.

2. Create four practical ideas with old cans.

3. How to make an aluminum can decorated with fabric and ribbon.

4. Step by step to make a nice decoration for milk cans.

5. How to make cans decorated with the romantic shabby chic style.

6. Practical Techniques for Making Canned Decoupage.

7. Another technique of making cans with craquelê and decoupage.

8. How to make a hanging lamp by reusing aluminum cans.

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