How to Make Amazing Things for Your Home Using Tin Cans

These awesome DIY projects turn recycled tin cans into useful home goods!

If you're tossing empty soup cans in the trash, you seriously need to reconsider your kitchen habits. Recycling those cans help save the environment and spruce up your home at the same time. All you need is a little ingenuity and some help from us. We narrowed it down to our top five tin can crafts and are leaving it up to you to choose your favorite! From the kitchen to the patio, there is a use for upcycled tin cans in every room--check the out now:

1. Stay On Trend with These Copper Planters

Homey Oh My

Copper is getting a lot of attention lately. Stay on trend by spray painting your empty tin cans with a metallic gold. Turn your new stylish cans into individual herb planters for your basil, cilantro, and oregano. Your kitchen will be looking and tasting fresh!

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2. Everyone Needs a Craft Caddy

Cynthia Shaffer

Let's face it: A complicated craft supplies carrier, with too many zippers and unlabeled pockets, is never going to work. That's why we love this tin can craft caddy that easily displays all that you need in a way that will actually stay organized.

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3. Keep Things Steady With This Portable Cup Holder

Positively Splendid

How many times has your drink tumbled over on uneven grass? Fix that frustrating problem by making these gorgeous outdoor drink holders for your yard! The ingenious design looks great and can be placed anywhere in the ground for maximum yard game potential.

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4. Meet Your New Garden Friends

These silly characters will bring your garden to life. Gather tin cans, beads, string, and paint to make DIY creatures that frolic in your flowers. The kids will especially love lending a hand with this. Let each family member make their own tin character!

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5. Let There Be Light With These Stunning DIY Lanterns

Upcycle empty soup cans into shimmering outdoor lanterns with this easy DIY project.


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