You're Only One Tin Can Away From Getting Creative


Scott Bedford

Creativity is a hot topic at the moment, in the workplace, and outside of work.

It seems businesses are finally valuing creativity (it’s something humans do better than robots)…

…and outside of work, there’s been a massive resurgence of interest in traditional creative pursuits; from arts and crafts, to the Maker Movement in the US, and the Men’s Shed movement in the UK.

Creative Activities Can Help Us Manage Our Mood and Boost Wellbeing...

-Craft Council (UK) research

It can even improve our health. A recent study, conducted in partnership with the Craft Council (UK), has shown the ‘act of creating’ releases dopamine, and can combat stress, loneliness and improve cognitive function.

I want some of that!

Are you thinking ‘that’s fantastic, but I don’t know how to get started’!

If so, you are in the right place, because its my mission to make it EASY for EVERYONE to get creative… and what’s more, you only need the objects around you to get started.

Big ideas on a low budget

You’ll get totally original ideas for transforming the things around you, such as cereal boxes, old toys… and even used TIN CANS… into really cool things.

Tin can tea light holder
Great for your pocket... great for the planet!

Table top projects

You’ll need nothing more than basic equipment, and a table… no workbench required. Also, most projects are achievable in hours, not days, and some in minutes… perfect for the time-pressed.

Paper Nerf gun targets
Nerf gun targets made from toilet rolls!

Not rocket science

You’ll not need to master difficult skills, the focus is on originality and ease of build, PLUS, every project comes with step-by-step instructions.

Just like this...
Step 1 of the Toy Soldier bookend project#jpg
How to make an upcycled toy soldier bookend: Step 2-6
How to make an upcycled toy soldier bookend: Step 2-6

Which looks like this when finished

Toy Soldier bookend
Easy as one, two, three!

Love of imperfection

You’ll be encouraged to enjoy the process of creating, and not to obsess over the quality of the end product. Celebrate wonky!

Egg cup made from a bent fork
Would a computer think of making this?

How to begin

If this is the first time you have visited, go straight to the Start here! page.

For regular visitors, I’d suggest heading over to the Project page, and check out the latest projects.