Saturday, February 3, 2018

5 Clever DIY Tin Can Upcycling Ideas Worth Trying

Empty cans? Sounds useless right? That might be right if you don’t feel like putting on your thinking hat. Don’t throw your coffee cans and put them to organizational use.

1.Hang Your Spatula

Instead of hoarding all your kitchen accoutrements in a rack or inside a cabinet, make your own cooking utensil holder out of tin cans. Don’t throw your empty blueberry cans and put them to organizational use by bolting them to a wooden cutting board with a frame hanger on the back. Mount the board on the wall near the stove so your spatula will always be within your reach when cooking! Make your cooking activity with this DIY tin can up-cycling idea worth trying at home. Source

2.Chic Design Placemat Vases

Glass vases are sometimes pricey but you want to put your flowers in a beautiful and decorative container. Don’t worry, with only empty cans and placemat, you can have your own vase. First, decide how tall and wide you want your vase to be and use scissors to cut the placemat. Create a cylinder with the piece you cut and staple the ends together so they stay put in place. Cover the seam where the ends meet with washi tape or electrical tape. Place the can inside of the cylinder and voila! Super cute and easy to make! Source

3.Tin Can Lamp

Yep! You read that right. If you want to do a little workout and craft at the same time then this idea is perfect for you. Use ice prick and a hammer to poke holes all over two large cans (except for the bottom of one). Drill a hole towards the bottom of the base can that’s the right size for your light kit to be inserted. Coat your cans with the color of your choice and let it dry. Put the light through the hole and screw in the light bulb from the inside. Adhere two cans together with liquid nails by simply squirting it along the edge of the base and place the top can on top of it. Source

4.Can Clock

Who would’ve guessed that an empty tin can has the potential to be repurposed as a clock! Everyone can does this by simply attaching a couple of wooden legs to the sides of a can. Coat the jar and the legs with the color of your choice. The last step is simply insert a clock mechanism inside the can and there you go! A cute little clock you can place on your nightstand. Source

5.Plant Markers

This is a simple thing but is totally worth trying for everyone who has a slight tendency to forget things all the time. Cut out strips from an aluminum can, then write the names of your plants on a piece of paper. Trace the lettering into the aluminum strips and trim the edges so you can stick it into the ground. This applies for cheese markers too! Source