DIY Tin Can Garden Games

There is nothing I love more than a little DIY/Upcycle project. I spend so much time on Pinterest pinning ideas that spur me on, it is just finding the time.

When the weather changed and with the impending party for Addison’s Birthday happening in our garden I decided I wanted to create some cheap and easy DIY Garden Games.

I have been working as a Pinty Plus Ambassador for 2 years now (which I love) and have quite a few cans of spray paint that have some left in so my Tin Can garden game was the perfect project for them.

All you need for the project is…

  • Empty Tin Cans, I have used 15 but honestly, you could have as little as 6
  • Spray Paints, how many colours is your choice, you could do all in one colour
  • Varnish

That is it! What more it is that simple to do to.

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A couple of top tips, always use the same size tin cans if you want them to stack well, if you can use a can opener that leaves them without a sharp edge, mine is the OXO Good Grips Tin Opener.

So over a couple of weeks whenever the weather was good and I had a spare few minutes I sprayed some cans, the chalk spray paints dry quicker but they have a matte finish and as I wanted all the cans to be shiny and hard wearing I gave them all a coat of gloss varnish too.

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They have been a massive success, so much so they are looking a little battered now but I actually kind of like that look and the best part is I can always either give them a freshen up or just add a new can.

The kids have particularly liked playing with them as a tin can alley style game with beanbags, but they have also used it like skittles with a ball.

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I have also decided to spray paint some little pebbles and I thought we could turn them over and they could practice throwing them into the cans.

The possibilities are endless and something so simple has already brought masses of laughter and fun.

Watch this space for a few more garden game ideas over the next couple of months.

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Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.