• Aaraadhya Walia

DIY Decoupage Tins

Clearing the clutter - there's lots that you would want to discard but hey! Wait a minute...

Remember the 3 R's: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse. So here's how you can reuse tin cans. Go ahead, try decoupage this time.


  • Old Tin Can

  • Printed Tissue Paper

  • Mod Podge

  • Paint Brush

  • Pencil

  • Scissors


Step1: Wash the tin can and allow it to dry completely to start your project.

Step 2: Spread the tissue paper on a flat base with its inward side facing upwards. Now keep the tin can on the tissue paper to measure the size of the tin. Along with the width of the tin also measure the length of the paper napkin required to wrap the tin completely.

Step 3: Mark only using a pencil. Do not use a marker or a pen.

Step 4: Cut this out carefully.

Step 5: Now if you closely look at it, the tissue paper would have two layers if not more. Slowly and carefully separate the printed layer from the white layer. Cautiously handle this printed layer as it is really thin now.

Step 6: Apply a generous layer of mod podge over the tin can and start pasting the tissue paper.

This is how it finally looks. I left a small portion to easily place the lid of the can.

Step 7: Allow this to dry for 15-20 minutes. If you aren't patient then trust me it can spoil your work. After it dries completely apply a layer of mod podge over it. This would enhance your work by giving it a shiny look and would also stick the tissue paper to the tin properly.

A gentle reminder - be patient, let it dry well.

Let's begin the work with the lid!

Step 1: Take the same printed paper napkin which you used to cover the tin can.

Step 2: Separate the printed layer from the white layer similarly as you did for the can. Now place the lid over the napkin and draw along its circumference. Remember to use a pencil only.

Step 3: DO NOT cut this circle out. You need to cut at least 3 cm away from this circle as you require this extra portion.

Step 4: Apply mod podge over the lid and carefully place it within the circle that you drew.

Step 5: After it dries for at least for15-20 minutes grab your scissors and cut the extra portion as shown.

Step 6: Apply mod podge and begin sticking these small strips towards the inside of the lid.

Step 7: Stick until completely done and apply a layer of mod podge over it.

Step 8: Now all you need to do is place the lid on the can.

Bingo! A tin can makeover! Really, just about anything and everything can be reused. So think before you throw.

If you enjoyed this post, reuse as many tin cans as you can and share.

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