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March 22, 2015

It sure is quiet around here…

You may have noticed there hasn’t been much activity on the blog for a while. We want you to know that while life has gotten busy, we are still thinking about tinplate and working towards some things slowly. We are still selling tinplate sheet and projects plans, and we’re still here to answer your questions […]


March 23, 2014

Spring Sale!

Hooray! We are finally restocked with tinplate sheets! To celebrate we are offering 30% off tinplate sheets and 20% off all project plans. This sale will run for one week (ending March 30th) and discounts will be taken automatically at checkout. Click here to learn more about tinplate for sale. and Click here to see […]

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October 18, 2012

Now selling tinplate!!

BIG NEWS!! We are very excited to announce that we are now offering tinplate sheets for sale! Click here to see sizing, details, pricing and shipping costs, place an order, and fulfill your tinplate dreams!


April 25, 2012

New project: Safe!

Before April draws to a close, we’d like to highlight two inventors with birthdays this month: the Linus Yales (Sr. and Jr.). Creators of Yale locks and safes, these guys were innovators of some of the most groundbreaking lock technology of their time. Tinplate may not be the most secure material, but we designed this […]


April 11, 2012

Toffee Tin Ukelele

We always love hearing from readers and creative tinplate users. Many thanks to reader Vance Bass for sending us photos and words describing his latest creation in tin, a toffee-tin ukelele. Read on for the innovative and well documented details of this build. (All photos courtesy of Vance.) “I had been making plans to build […]

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March 7, 2012

New project: Dish!

With another famously candy-associated holiday on the horizon, why not serve your guests in tin-style with a few of these great dishes? This no-solder project is simple, fast, and free! Contain your snacks, keys, loose change and more with a little tin and a little time. This project comes with patterns for three different dishes, […]


February 10, 2012

Craft love

Here at Tinplate Girl, we feel that the best way to show love through gifts is to make them by hand. This Valentine’s Day we want to know what you’re making out of tinplate. A tinplate valentine can take many forms, including a box for keepsakes or a tinplate greeting card embellished with punches that […]


January 29, 2012

Artist interview: Kyle Fokken

Artist Kyle Fokken incorporates tinplate into his mixed-media sculptures. Thanks, Kyle, for answering our questions about your work and your approach. Uptet (Babylonian Gunship), mixed media, 2008. Courtesy K. Fokken. How would you describe your work in general? I describe my work as modern folk-art sculpture combined with toy-inspired, three-dimensional collage. In shorthand, I refer […]