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20 Genius Ways To Upcycle Old Tin Cans
Stop tossing your old tin cans away - here are 20 ways to upcycle them instead!
Kalli Sarkin
03.23.18

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

A Beautiful Mess
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A Beautiful Mess

This can idea is just too cute. Decorate your home for the holidays in style with this amazing DIY idea.

Burlap-Covered Candle Holders

Red Chandelier
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Red Chandelier

This project is simple and oh so elegant. These candle holders will make a great addition to any room.

Colorful Wind Chimes

Happy Mrs. C
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Happy Mrs. C

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

Instructables
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Instructables

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

Madame Criativa
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Madame Criativa

Organizing silverware can be a nightmare, or a fun little craft. You decide!

Crafty Tin Can Lamps

Killie's Levendula
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Killie's Levendula

I am in love with this idea! Something about these little lamps just seems so romantic.

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Thinking Closet
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Thinking Closet

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

Adventures In Cooking
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Adventures In Cooking

There is NOTHING cuter than these tiny apple pies! Learn how to make them here.

Fancy Pencil Holder

C.R.A.F.T.
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C.R.A.F.T.

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

The Creative Imperative
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The Creative Imperative

A girl’s bathroom can be a messy place. Keep the space organized with these hairbrush holders.

DIY Wine Rack

Brit
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Brit

Tin cans are the perfect size to make your very own wine rack. Winos of the world, you are welcome.

Tin Can Planters

Home Vestures
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Home Vestures

Plants make anything adorable. Add some plants to your property with these cute little planters.

Tin Can Organizers

Mountain Modern Life
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Mountain Modern Life

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

For The Makers
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For The Makers

Saving up can be difficult, but you can make it a lot more fun with some creativity. Find out how to fabric-wrap your cans here.

Little Rocket Stove

Premium Rocket Stoves
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Premium Rocket Stoves

Want s’mores but don’t have a fire pit? Not a problem. Make your own with these great tips.

Beautiful Rope Vase

Bayside Bride
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Bayside Bride

The decorators of the world strike again! When it comes to home decor, DIY is the way to go.

Tin Can Flower

Pinterest
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Pinterest

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

Empress of Dirt
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Empress of Dirt

“The Wizard Of Oz” was a great movie. Make it come to life with this DIY craft!

Halloween Bowling Game

Red Ted Art
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Red Ted Art

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

Home Dzine
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Home Dzine

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. Check out more great upcycling ideas here.

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Source: DIY n Crafts

By Kalli Sarkin
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Kalli Sarkin is a contributing writer at Shareably. Kalli is based in Los Angeles and can be reached at [email protected]
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