I had this really cool coffee can that I have had for years, only because I like the graphics. I don’t drink coffee and have never tried this particular brand but, I just love the cool light green color so I decided to make a clock out of it. It is so easy, and only took 10 minutes! I’m not sure this actually qualifies as a “craft” per se, but I feel like it is!
All you need is a blister pack of “clock works” that you can get at any craft store:
Find a can that you like, I like this one and drill a hole in it. Don’t have a drill? Get a big nail and hammer then hammer out a hole large enough to get the clocks works through. You can find them at garage sales, yard sales, and flea markets.
Screw in the clock works and put in a battery and you have a great little clock!
Here’s another made from a tin we picked up at the craft store while buying the clock works.
It’s a great way to repurpose old tins and decorate your space.
Tick – Tock!!
Choc Chip Uru
Is there anything you can’t turn into retro awesomeness? I love this idea!
You are too sweet!
Great idea, I like the look of your tins
The Domestic Rebel
OMG, that is super cute!! I want to go thrift a cool little coffee tin and make a clock out of it now!
What a great idea – I have a friend who would adore something like this as a gift!
It sure didn’t take very long since Mr. Picky=Eater drilled the hole, I swear, it took about 10 minutes altogether!
Love all your crafty craftiness… and that you’re just as normal as the rest of us haha!
Ah……….but YOU are talented! I just do my best! 🙂 Thank you for the compliment!
I have a Charles Chips can without a lid that I’ve kept just because I like it. Now it can have a purpose. 🙂 thanks!
Perfect! Be sure to take a picture when you finish!
These are super cute! Great decor idea!! I’m asking bloggers to share their tin can DIYs this month at a new monthly Create With Me party and I would LOVE to see you link up!! Lindi @ Love Create Celebrate
Thank you for the invitation – I will do it!