Tina voi, tina voi – What to do with a tin can?

With three children, we use a lot of ordinary tin cans. Normally, I throw them into our recycling bin, until I came across the beautiful tablescape below featured on Déco en Nuances.

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My ordinary recyclable items became tina voi – the beautiful Finnish word for tin can. Its amazing how they can be transformed into elegant centerpieces and décor.

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Its incredible how such an everyday item that is usually discarded can be utilized in so many different ways.

 

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You can strip the labels off and let the natural aluminum shine or keep them on to add to your décor. Finding vintage cans at junk stores, antique shops and yard sales is a great idea.

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They can be used as containers in so many different ways.

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Covering them with decorative paper can add to a theme – spring, baby shower, destination wedding, etc.

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I loved the idea of spray painting them a gold/copper color and using them as vases. So I began by collecting various cans over time.

My own aluminum cans.

My own aluminum cans.

I bought a metallic spray paint and sprayed each one.

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My spray painted cans.

Like Deco en Nuances, I added white flowers for an elegant monochromatic look.

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I love my “tina voi” tablescape!

globalknockoffstincans2A simple, inexpensive yet elegant décor piece! Now, I know exactly what to do with a tin can!

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