Hi everyone! It’s Juliana with you here and today I’m sharing a project that focuses on mixing crafting with recycling. Every day, all of us throw away something that could easily be recycled and turned into something fresh and new. As I was going through my recycle bin, I came across a tin can that used to hold diced tomatoes and decided it was the perfect item to use for my project – recycled tin can pencil holder.

Recycled Tin Can Pencil Holder by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Sticky Lines Clear Adhesive

Supplies:
Therm O Web Sticky Lines 1/4 inch

Other Supplies:
Tin Can (2 7/8″ x 4.5″)
Alphabet Beads (2 packs)

Recycled Tin Can Pencil Holder Tutorial

If you look closely at my tin can, you might notice some words here and there. I thought it would be fun to spell out words with the beads. Since I planned to use this in my craft room, I decided to use words that would inspire me and make me happy.  As you begin this project, separate the beads and spell out the words you want to use on your tin can.

Recycled Tin Can Pencil Holder Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Sticky Lines Clear Adhesive

To adhere the alphabet beads to the tin can, use the 1/4 inch Sticky Lines.

Recycled Tin Can Pencil Holder Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Sticky Lines Clear Adhesive

The Sticky Lines were a little too wide, so I used my scissors to cut them in half.

Recycled Tin Can Pencil Holder Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Sticky Lines Clear Adhesive

Remove the clear liner from one side of the adhesive and adhere it to the can. Use the lines on the tin can to help guide the placement as you wrap it around the can. Trim off any excess. Once the adhesive is applied, remove the remaining liner and begin adhering the beads.

Recycled Tin Can Pencil Holder by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Sticky Lines Clear Adhesive

There you have it!  A great DIY recycle project that saves at least one tin can from the landfill. It’s also a great kids craft project too! Think sequins, beads, punched shapes and more!

HUGS!
Juliana

1 Comment on Recycled Tin Can Pencil Holder

  1. Helen Gullett
    April 21, 2016 at 10:02 am (3 years ago)

    Super awesome idea! I love recycling tin cans 🙂 Juliana, your can is so cute, love the words using those letters 🙂

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