How To Upcycle Tin Cans Into A Box

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
  • Bradle
Did you know?

In the UK, up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the bin could be recycled.

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I wonder what percentage could be upcycled?

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