Upcycled cans for camping mugs

Brilliant !

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  1. Aseel Ameen via Facebook - October 14, 2011

    why link why not keep apic & the topis summary on the page

  2. Felecia Berg via Facebook - October 14, 2011

    My only problem with the can mugs, is that the hot liquids would be twice as hot. Caution in the burn the mouth zone.

  3. tiffany - October 15, 2011

    i would love some instructions on how to make these! i have some friends that would love to get these as gifts. what kind of paint did you use and is it safe for drinking out of?

    Thanks, very neat idea!

  4. Auxi Ramos - October 16, 2011

    ideales!!!!me encantan los tonos pasteles, y el diseño que se le ha dado

  5. michelle - November 14, 2011

    What kind of paint did you use. I want to make these really bad. Is there a particular kind of food safe paint that you used??

  6. Amany - November 24, 2011

    Most cans are also lined with BPA. Something to think about.

  7. Dawn Smith - January 11, 2012

    Where are the instructions for the can/fork mugs?

  8. Kay - May 16, 2012

    Are there instructions to make these? They are great.

  9. Carole - June 4, 2012

    Cute idea, but never any info. It does concern me the amount of this type of thing I see floating around that calls for using Rustoleum paint (platters, paint, etc), which is not food or drink safe. If enameled and fired, great, but if using paint from a can, not very wise.

  10. Chad - January 9, 2013

    Those are not diy first off, anything less than a food grade paint is a bad idea for this.

  11. Sandy Bowles - January 23, 2013

    Are there directions for making these?? These would make a fabulous gift!! Thanks for sharing!

  12. dee - February 2, 2013

    if you look closely you will see that these mugs are ceramic.

    • Amy - June 9, 2013

      They look like spray painted cans to me. If they are ceramic, I wonder why anyone would label them “upcycled cans for coffee mugs?” That is a big problem with Pinterest at times when a project isn’t listed correctly. I hope everyone who makes these “mugs” ONLY uses food safe material like ceramic or glass and is VERY careful about how hot these can get over a fire. Myself, I wouldn’t drink out of an aluminum glass either. Aluminum is a neuro-toxin and has been associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It has not been identified as “the cause,” but why risk it when there are better materials to use? The cans (spray painted or not) would be fine for decorations…

  13. Lane - March 8, 2013

    Very cool I like seeing different neat ideas thanks

  14. Sandy - July 20, 2013

    These would make adorable silverware/plastic ware utensil holders while on a picnic or camping. However I would be hesitant about using them to drink from, unless using food grade paint. They would be ideal for cold drinks however hot liquids would make the can itself very hot, therefore a chance of burning the lips/mouth. The design though is cute.

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