recycle cans of tuna

Today we are going to change the tuna in the box for bracelets, earrings or whatever you want, surely you have a little thing with no place and now you will have where to put it.


  • 1 large can of tuna or similar.
  • Scraps of felt or fabric.
  • Pearls, lace, ribbons.
  • Scraps of heavy cardboard or foam board.
  • Needle, threads.
  • Glue, silicone.
  • Scissors, pencil, ruler.


Step 1.

Make sure the can is clean on the outside and inside with no oil and no label.

You use the label as a template to cut out the felt that you will use to line the box on the outside and inside. You do the same with the lid of the box.

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2nd step.

If the felt strips are not complete and you need to add them as happened to me, you can make a different seam which will also serve as a decoration, in this case I made it in an X shape with more thread thick and yellow for that to see.

Before you stick the tape on the box, you need to sew or glue whatever you want for decoration. I used beads and buttons that I already had, remember this is about using what we have at home.

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Step 3.

Now you glue the felt strip to the box, keeping in mind that the top edge must be free if you want to continue using the cover, otherwise you may not be able to close it with its own plastic cover. .

You also glue the insides, making sure the edge where the box was cut off when opening is covered.

I used white carpenter’s glue they sell in the Chinese J felt, because it is so fibrous it sticks with almost any glue, what you have to take into account is that it sticks to the metal, I stick well with it.

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Step 4.

Now you need to divide the interior. You can make as many divisions as you want or leave it as it is.

I divided it into 3 parts, using pieces of foam board, you can also make it with thick board, foam board is expensive, if you don’t need it, don’t buy it.

These cartons are measured and cut according to how you want to divide, trying to make them fit under pressure so that they are more stable and easier to glue, they are also lined with felt or fabric, when lined , they are glued inside the container.

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You can also decorate the lid, I will leave it without decoration because I think I will not use it, I will keep it more open than closed …

Our new box is ready 😀

You can use it as a jeweler, sewing box or anything else you can think of to keep in it …

Hope you like it, have fun and share it 😀

Remember, you can always adapt ideas to suit your materials and creativity.

For any questions or suggestions, do not hesitate to write to us.

Author: Naule Arvelo.