Tin Wall Pocket

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Woo Hoo! Welcome to Creative Craft Hop! This month I’m making something that I’ve seen all over social media and have wanted to try for a very long time. What is it? It’s a Tin Wall Pocket!

Before I get started, I want to thank Sarah at Birdz of A Feather for hosting this fun hop.

Also, if you are coming here from Allyson’s at Southern Sunflowers, welcome! I’m so glad that you are here. Weren’t her Patriotic printables adorable?

Now, let’s get started!

large tin can

Here’s what you will need to make your own Tin Wall Pocket:

A Tin Can




Paint brush

Wooden Beads



Clear Topcoat sealer

removing the lid from a tin can

Step 1

First thing you will need to do is remove both the top and bottom lids of the can.


Hammering a tin canStep 2

Choosing which end you want to be the bottom, press down on the end of the can.

Pressing one side of the can to the other.

Then, using a hammer, hammer from the bottom of the can up toward the top about 1 inch.

This will seal the bottom edge together, creating your wall pocket.

drilling a hole in a tin can

Step 3

Drill a hole on each side of the can for the handle to attach to the wall pocket.

Be sure to sand or use a rasp on the holes to remove any jagged edges.

painting a tin can

Step 4

Paint the outside of the can.

I chose to use blue and white chalk paint, but any type paint would work.

Since I will be painting a design on my can, I gave my tin can a quick spray of top coat when the chalk paint dried.

painting a design on a tin can

Step 5

Now it’s time to add a design to the front of the can.

This can be done painting a design of your choice OR you can decoupage a paper napkin, print etc to the front of the can.

I’m choosing to paint a design.

Again, once my paint dried I gave my wall pocket a quick spray of topcoat sealer.

adding a jute string to a tin canStep 6

Add a handle to your tin wall pocket.

Remember those holes we drilled into the sides?

Push the end of your jute string into the outside of the hole, tie a knot on the inside of the can.

TIP: Use a double knot and add a tiny bit of  super glue to the knot to ensure that it will hold.

stringing wooden beads

Cut the Jute to the length that you want your handle to be plus a few inches for the knot on the other side of your can.

Before tying the knot on the opposite side of your wall pocket, string wooden beads onto your jute.

 Tip: Wrap a small piece of Scotch tape around the end of you jute to make stringing your beads easier and to keep the jute from unraveling.

adding a wooden bead handle to a wall pocket

Once you have strung your beads, tie a knot just like you did on the opposite side.

Step 7

Embellish your tin wall pocket.

I added a bow to one side of my handle that matches the color of my painted flowers.

Now all that’s left is to fill the inside of my tin wall pocket!

Tin Wall Pocket

 Please join me in visiting  Gail at Purple Hues and Me. I can’t wait to see her Bumble Bee Wall art!

Then when you are finished at Gails, please join me in visiting the rest of the crafters.

I’ve listed them all below to make it easy for you hop on over!

Dollar Tree Mirror with Jenga Blocks

Patriotic Party Table Free Printables

Tin Wall Pocket

Bumblebee Wall Decor DIY

Shells on the Beach Canvas

How to Make a Fabric Bowl with Mod Podge

How to Make a Paper Cone Flower Basket

Faded to Fabulous Garden Sign Refresh

Crochet Pendant Light

Upcycled Magazine Holder


Until next time…


Tin Wall Pocket



  1. Absolutely adorable, Tammy! The painted flower and beaded handle really makes it look charming and chic! Tin can wall pockets are definitely all the rage right now. I had to jump on the bandwagon, too! I love how they are so versatile to make and design! No two are ever alike! You did a fabulous job!

  2. It’s so refreshing to see a tin pocket that’s hand painted Tammy; so pretty! Those sprigs look so lovely in your tin can pocket!

    1. Thank you Sara! I not only enjoyed making the tin wall pocket, but I’m enjoying looking at it. Carol had the idea of using it for my mail and I can’t wait to put it to use for just that!

  3. This is really cute Tammy, I can’t believe it used to be a can of corn! Infinite possibilities here, I love the pattern you painted on it and the pretty bead handle~

  4. Tammy, this is so cute. I didn’t know where you were going at the beginning but it turned out so pretty. Love the bead handle and the bow. I can see this as a place to put mail, too.

    1. Carol I love the idea of putting mail in it. In fact that’s exactly what I’m going to do with it in my office. Thanks for the idea!

    1. Thanks Cecilia! My nieces have asked for some to be made for her kiddos door. It is a fun and easy craft for sure.

  5. Well I’ll be darn!! That is the cutest and what a great way to reuse something that would have gone in recycle.

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