One of my girlfriends is getting married in May and asked if I’d start saving my tin cans. She wants them to tie onto the back of her “getaway car”. OKAY, not really. She doesn’t have a getaway car but she does have a BUS! That’s right, a big yellow cheese bus. It will transport us to and from the wedding and hotels and she wants cans on it. LOTS and LOTS of cans.
So, needless to say… I’ve been busy rinsing and de-labeling cans for the past few months. Well, now I have quite the collection. In fact, I think I have hoarded enough cans to attach to an entire fleet of busses. Which got me thinking… what else could we use the cans for?
As it turns out there are about a thousand and ten ways tin cans could be used at weddings! And if you really think about it…. they’re ecofriendly AND cost efficient, which makes tin cans a perfect decor idea! Just look at what they could be turned into…..
INVITATIONS!! That’s right, you heard me, invitations!!!! How cool would it be to mail these babies out? The cans above were mailed out with invitation inside, along with directions on how to tie them to the couple’s car at the wedding. If you’re not really into the cold metal look, you could dress the can up however you’d like. Use the photos below for inspiration.
And these don’t just work for weddings. They could be awesome shower, birthday, or bachelorette invites. OHHHHH or you could fill them with goodies and hand them out as favors. Head on over to Our Best Bites for their awesome can filling tutorial and to see how they turned their cans into a fantastic little gift. I promise you’ll love it and want to make your own STAT! I know I can’t wait to try!!!
Tin can table numbers. AWESOME. I like how the inside is colored so the numbers really pop. You can click here for the tutorial.
Another table number idea. Use the tin can as a base and stick the number inside. You could recreate this in so many ways!