If you don’t have any tin cans in your household, I am surprised. Canned food is convenient, affordable, and great for activities like camping. If you have a disaster kit, you probably have a few canned goods stowed away. The fact is, cans are pretty common. So what do you do with them once you are done eating the food inside?
Upcycling has gained momentum recently, and for good reason. It is silly to waste something that we can reuse, and with websites like Pinterest sharing all the latest and greatest DIY trends, upcycling can be quite fun. Here are 20 awesome projects you can complete with the help of some tin cans.
Votive Candles with Letters
This can idea is just too cute. Decorate your home for the holidays in style with this amazing DIY idea.
Burlap-Covered Candle Holders
This project is simple and oh so elegant. These candle holders will make a great addition to any room.
Colorful Wind Chimes
If you have kids, you know how fun it can be to show off your wild side. Add some flair to your home with this fun craft.
Tin Can Roses
These roses will never fade! Sometimes a tin version is better than the real thing – and it is certainly longer lasting.
Tin Can Silverware Holders
Organizing silverware can be a nightmare, or a fun little craft. You decide!
Crafty Tin Can Lamps
I am in love with this idea! Something about these little lamps just seems so romantic.
Christmas Tree Ornaments
It is never a bad time to start thinking about Christmas. Why not make your own ornaments as gifts this year?
Mini Apple Pie Makers
There is NOTHING cuter than these tiny apple pies!
Fancy Pencil Holder
When it comes to kids, you can never get too organized. This crafty tin can pencil holder will make cleaning up way more fun.
Hairbrush Storage Space
A girl’s bathroom can be a messy place. Keep the space organized with these hairbrush holders.
DIY Wine Rack
Tin cans are the perfect size to make your very own wine rack. Winos of the world, you are welcome.
Tin Can Planters
Plants make anything adorable. Add some plants to your property with these cute little planters.
Tin Can Organizers
Coordinate your decorated cans for a totally organized workspace. It’s a lot easier to be productive when your desk is clean.
Fabric-Wrapped Coin Cans
Saving up can be difficult, but you can make it a lot more fun with some creativity.
Little Rocket Stove
Want s’mores but don’t have a fire pit? Not a problem. Make your own with these great tips.
Beautiful Rope Vase
The decorators of the world strike again! When it comes to home decor, DIY is the way to go.
Tin Can Flower
Make a statement with this big, bright flower. Fun and easy to make, this decoration is sure to brighten up whatever area you place it in.
Your Children’s Own Tin Man
“The Wizard Of Oz” was a great movie. Make it come to life with this DIY craft!
Halloween Bowling Game
You’ll be parent of the year with this creative game. The best part? You can turn the cans into whatever characters you want.
Ornate Hanging Lanterns
These lanterns are simply stunning. Anyone who visits your home will know that you have excellent taste.
When it comes to tin cans, there are infinite possibilities. These little storage devices can be upcycled into just about anything.