Chew can lamp
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Chew can lamp

Chew can lamp 

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My friend, Yvonne, over at Southern Designs and Finds has labeled me  as the Chew can craft queen. I laughed out loud when she said that but it is so true! My husband always has empty cans laying around so rather then throwing them away I chose to craft with them.

Before crafting with chew cans you will want to wash them out good. To do this I put them in a sink with warm dish water, wash them, and then dry them good. It is important to make sure you dry them good or the insides will get rusty.

This chews can lamp craft is one of my absolute favorites so far! This turned out so stinking cute! Let me show you how you can make one of your own:


  • Hurricane vase from Dollar tree
  • 2 chewing tobacco cans that have been cleaned and dried
  • sink topper from Dollar Tree
  • Wooden drawer knob
  • Drill and drill bit
  • Chalk paint in the color of your choice
  • antique wax
  • paint brush
  • pouncer
  • rusty wire
  • E-6000
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • batter operated candle

How To:

Step 1: Take the lid off of both chew cans and add some E-600 and hot glue to the rim and put the lid back on. The E-6000 will allow for a stronger hold while the hot glue will help to dry and stick quicker. Once the lids are glued together then glue both chew cans together using hot glue and E-6000. I glued the tops of the cans tougher because I found that the bottoms were more flat.

Chew can Pumpkin

Step 2: Take the middle rubbery part of the sink stopper out. Mine twisted right out without any issues. ‘

Step 3: Drill a larger hole in the drawer knob. You need to drill a hole to the size of the little black part in the middle of the stopper that wont come off. Drilling the hole will take some muscle, I would suggest asking a man to help you with this part.

Step 4: Paint the chew can, sink stopper, and knob with the chalk paint color of your choice. You will need at least 2 coats of paint on everything, maybe even 3 on the chew cans. Just make sure no wording from the chew cans come through. Allow everything to dry before moving on to the next step.

Step 5: To give the “rust” look take a paint pouncer and dip it into the lid of the antique wax. Next, pounce the majority of the wax off onto a napkin, then begin to pounce the wax onto the chew cans, sink stopper, and drawer knob. I like to make some areas darker and some lighter to make it look natural.

Step 6: Using both the E-6000 and hot glue, glue the Hurricane vase to the top of the chew cans. Hold in place until dry.

Step 7: Using both the glues, glue the wooden knob to the top of the sink topper.

Step 8: Feed some rusty wire through the holes in the sink stopper to form a little handle.

Step 9: Put a battery operated light in the vase and then put the sink stopper lid on.


If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube 



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