DIY Alcohol Ink Aluminum Can Christmas Wreath

If you are anything like me, you love Ranger Ink products.  I am particularly obsessed with alcohol inks, which paint vivid color on non-porous surfaces such as aluminum and glass.  How excited was I to be invited to share a Christmas project on the Ranger Ink Blgo?! Very. Come see how I created … [Read more...]

DIY Recycled Can & Plastic Bag Flower Pendant

[pinit]  [pinit] Recycled crafts are a favorite of mine, especially upcycled jewelry.  Today's project brings these together in flower pendant made from recycled aluminum cans and plastic bags.  It's true.  I used a combination of techniques I have shown you in the past; dissecting aluminum cans … [Read more...]

Aluminum Can Easter Egg Wreath

[pinit]  [pinit] It's no secret that I love to transform recycled aluminum cans into home decor and jewelry.  This aluminum can Easter egg wreath fits that bill.  See how I used a new Sizzix die and Tim Holtz Distress Paint for this colorful and unique recycled can spring … [Read more...]

50+ Projects to Make From Aluminum Cans

[pinit] [pinit] If you are looking for a great recycled material to create art, jewelry and home decor with, look no further.  Aluminum cans can be transformed in ways that you would have never guessed.  I rounded up some that I have shared here at SBLC, as well as some favorites I have spotted.  … [Read more...]

Recycled Pop Can Heart Earrings

[pinit] Need some earrings to show your Valentine's Day spirit?  Give these recycled Coke can heart earrings a try.  They are super cheap to create, and your friends will be amazed that they came from a can.  You can used a paper punch or a die cut machine for the heart shape.  The embossing can … [Read more...]

Make an Aluminum Can Poinsettia Wreath

[pinit] [pinit] Last week, I showed you this paper poinsettia wreath tutorial using a Sizzix flower petal die and card stock.  I decided to use the same die to create this aluminum can poinsettia wreath.  The "wreath form" is a stove top piece I picked up at my local Habitat for Humanity … [Read more...]

Upcycled Aluminum Can Fall Wreath DIY

This is one of my favorite projects ever.  I cost pennies to create, I absolutely love fall decorating and crafting, and upcycling is my thing.  To make this wreath, I used my Sizzix and Tim Holtz leaf die, but if you don't have a die cutter, you could do this part by hand with a leaf template, or … [Read more...]