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Upcycled Chip Can Into Vase

Transforming a discarded chip can into a stunning vase is a creative and eco-friendly way to give new life to everyday objects. By upcycling, you not only reduce waste but also add a unique touch to your home decor. Start by thoroughly cleaning the chip can, removing any labels or residue. Once the can is clean and dry, let your imagination run wild with the design. You can paint the can in vibrant colors, create intricate patterns, or even decoupage it with beautiful images or fabric. Adding a layer of varnish will not only protect your design but also give it a glossy finish. Finally, fill the upcycled chip can vase with your favorite flowers or plants, and voila! You have a one-of-a-kind centerpiece that will surely impress your guests.

Skill: Easy
Makes: 1 Vase

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 Bag Black River Rocks
  • White School Glue
  • Hot Glue Gun & 6-8 Glue Sticks
  • 1 6 oz Tub Spackling
  • 1 Stax Can (washed and paper removed)
  • News Paper (optional)
  • Craft Stick (optional)

How To Make This Vase:

Start gluing the rocks to the side of the can. You want to try and glue on the flattest sides of the rocks. Leave a little space between them. I only glued one row of rocks at a time.

Lay some paper down for easy clean-up if you like. Using your fingers or craft stick carefully pack the spackling around those rocks. You do have to be careful as the hot glue does not hold the rocks really well. So you can knock them off. Another reason I only do a row or two at a time.

If you have issues with rocks coming off, do a few rows at a time and then allow spackling to totally dry before moving on with more rows.

When you have the whole can covered in rocks and spackling, allow it to dry.

Carefully wipe off any excess spackling from the rocks. I left a little on mine because I liked the look. You can leave some or wipe it all off.

Now you want to cover the spackling in school glue. It is ok if you get a little on the rocks as it will dry clear. I coated about half then allowed it to dry before flipping it over to do the other side. You can either use your fingers to spread the glue or a craft stick as I did.

Coating the spackling in glue helps seal it so the spackling does not come off. It also helps to harden and hold everything in place.

Allow the glue to dry before using.

Do you have a way you like to reuse chip containers?

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