Upcycle Tin Cans into Fun Polka Dot Stilts

Upcycle Tin Cans into Fun Polka Dot Stilts

Posted by DecoArt on Jul 16th 2015

Upcycle large tin cans using Americana Multi-Surface and rope to create fun stilts for the whole family.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • scissors
    • 1" foam brush
    • sponge pouncer
    • tin can
    • rope
    • bottle opener



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Thoroughly wash cans. Remove any labels and adhesive residue.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Using a 1" foam brush, paint entire can in Orange Sherbet. Let paint dry completely between coats.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using a pouncer, randomly add polka-dots to cans in Blue Bird.
    6. Once paint has dried completely, use a hand-held bottle opener to punch two holes in each can on opposite sides.
    7. Instruction #4
    8. Measure the rope to fit the height of the kids (having a little more rope is better than not enough). Thread the rope through the can and tie a knot to prevent the rope from coming out.
    9. Instruction #5
    10. Flip the cans over and enjoy!
    11. Instruction #6