How to Cut Tin Cans – Our New DIY Tool!

We’ve cut a lot of cans for can art upcycle projects and have finally developed the best way of how to cut tin cans! If you love to craft with cans, you’ll want to build our innovative tool for yourself too!

How to Cut Tin Cans for Crafts

Lately, DIY safety is top of mind with us these days because I’m on blood thinners. I really can’t afford to injure myself (like I did when we made this cabinet door art). So when I explained to Hubs the kind of tool I wanted to cut tin cans for crafts, he didn’t disappoint. His first prototype worked so well, I didn’t have to make a single change. It not only keeps me safe from cutting myself, but it’s easy to use and also a faster way to cut aluminum cans!

The beauty of this tool is that you probably have pieces of scrap wood lying around your house right now that you can easily throw together. Here’s what you need:

Materials for Cutting Tool

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How do you cut tin cans easily?

First, build our tool. Watch this video or continue below for the written tutorial.

We have a template with the dimensions you need to make your own can cutting tool. If you’re already a subscriber, go grab it at our Birdz on the Fly Freebie Library.

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6 thoughts on “How to Cut Tin Cans – Our New DIY Tool!

    • Right back at you Alys; I think you are amazing too! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!

  1. Sara, you are a master teacher, so detailed in your tutorials…and you have the prettiest soda cans I’ve ever seen! No wonder you can create such pretty art!

    • Thank you for that lovely compliment Kim! I love to teach and share our techniques – especially if we can make it easier for just one crafter, it’s all worth the effort :). I have an original new can craft design in the works and can’t wait to share that too!

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