Atomic Shrimp demonstrates how to upcycle tin cans into a box in this upcycling video. It’s a pretty neat little project!
If you don’t have a rivet gun, you could perhaps use some brads to fix the hinge and clasp.
Also, if you don’t have any chinese roast eel cans you could use sardine cans! I think this could be done with circular tins (such as tuna) however the hinge would need to be manually shaped to fit the tin and you’d need to find a clasp small enough so that it’s not affected by the curvature of the can.
The materials and equipment that you will need to make your upcycled box are shown below.
- 2 empty tin cans (chinese roast eel cans were used in this example)
- 1 butterfly hinge
- Pop rivets
- 1 case catch
- Pop (blind) rivet gun
- Duct tape
Did you know?
In the UK, up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the bin could be recycled.
courtesy of: www.recycling-guide.org.uk
I wonder what percentage could be upcycled?