Friday, July 15, 2011

F{fork}, S{spoon} & K{knife} upcyle containers

I made these cute and functional silverware holders to match with my outdoor plate set. Another great project using recycled things!

This is how I used to store the set before I made the upcycle containers. It was always so hard to get the silverware out or in from the metal candy.

3 cans{I used large tomato sauce cans}, white paint, sand paper, nail/hammer, gems, modpodge, paper, brush, ribbon, beads, bead fix glue, pliers and wire

Make  a hole on each side of the can{for the wire}, paint, let it dry and sand it to obtain a rustic look.
Bend the wire and insert through one hole and secure it using the pliers.
Insert the beads and add a little bit of bead fix glue to them. After you are satisfied with you bead pattern, insert the wire to the other hole. Make sure you bend the wire to make a handle shape.

I printed the letters F{fork}, K{knife} and  S{spoon} and cut them on the same shape as the gems. Using ModPodge, glue the paper letters to the gem and let it dry.
Glue the letter gem to a ribbon and insert the ribbon through the handle holes. Glue the letter gem to the can.

I added extra beads to the center of each can.

 I am very pleased with the way they came out and it is the perfect look for a pool side barbecue!


  1. These are great. So many different uses for these beautiful cans. If you have a moment, I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    carolyn | homework

  2. Oh my, I love this! Very inventive! I found you through the party at Running with Glitter. I'm following you now! :)


  3. love this idea for our get togethers or for our RV so cute and easy to do thanks for sharing come see me at

  4. What a great idea, Cris! Love the beads - they turned out great!

  5. Thanks for sharing this. These are adorable. I shared your craft on my blog post today featuring creative ways to use tin cans at a farm wedding (my blog is called I Love Farm Weddings and is all about rustic, creative, farm wedding inspiration). You can see the post here:

    I hope you don't mind! I think these caddies are just adorable!


  6. So fun, so easy, but so stylish! What a cute idea and I love that they can be switched up to match any party theme without breaking the budget. You have been pinned! :) I would love for you to stop by and link up your post at my Savvy HomeMade Monday blog party!

  7. VERY cute idea! Thank you for sharing with us how to make the cans so attractive and useful.

  8. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This post is added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)


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