Monday, May 27, 2013

Make Upcycled Tin Can Garden Creatures

I can't get over how cute these tin can garden creatures are that Erin at My Very Educated Mother made. Plus they can be made with things you already have on hand or can pick up from the local dollar store. This is absolutely on my list of things to make with my kid this week. Love them!


  • Tin can
  • Craft paint (Erin used DecoArt Patio Paint)
  • Sponge brushes
  • Colored floral wire
  • Ice pick
  • Hammer
  • Googley Eyes
  • Glue (Erin used hot glue. From experience, E-6000 will be more weather proof)


Find the directions at My Very Educated Mother: Tin Can Creatures


  1. Thank you for the feature! I'm so glad you like them, they are easy to make and while I prefer the classic bumblebee and ladybug my kids liked making their own bug creations. Hope you have fun!

    1. The ladybug and bumble bee are my favorites, too! My son loves bees and ladybugs

  2. So cute and fun!! Love them!!


I love comments! I may not be able to respond to each one but I promise I read them all.

Please note that posts more than 10 days old have comment modification turned on so if you don't see your comment right away don't panic! It's probably waiting to be approved.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to My posts may contain affiliate links to products on Amazon. Thank you for supporting Creative Green Living.
Carissa's Creativity Space ( became Creative Green Living in February 2013. As such the watermarks on many of our old posts may reflect the previous site name.