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Yes, You Can: 19 Easy Tin Can Crafts

By: Cathy Schutt, Editor, FaveCrafts.com

Fancy Tin Can Flower Pots

Eating is an art form. At least, the materials you encounter before you eat can be made into art. For example, you can make soda can crafts by bending the cans into animal shapes or hanging them on your wall. An aluminum or tin can also has plenty of practical and decorative uses. You can paint them and use them for organization or you can transform them into gorgeous tin can crafts.

There's no need to spend lots of money on expensive crafting supplies when you can use items that are already at home for your DIY crafts. The next time you heat up a can of beans or chicken soup, don't throw out the can. There are so many possibilities for tin can crafts stored in that small piece of metal! 

Did you know that recycling one tin can saves enough energy to keep a TV on for three hours? Holding onto one tin can also gives you plenty of craft project ideas. You could make a container for your crafting supplies or critters for your kids. You could even use these recycled craft ideas to present gifts to your family and friends. 

Here are 19 aluminum can projects you can use to recycle what you previously thought was trash. 


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Yes, You Can: 19 Easy Tin Can Crafts

Table of Contents

Aluminum Can Projects for the Home

Tin Can Crafts for Kids

Tin Can Craft Ideas for the Holidays

How to Use Recycled Tin Cans for Gifting

 

Aluminum Can Projects for the Home

Tin Can Pencil Holder

Tin or aluminum cans are great for storing pens, pencils or crafting supplies, because they are sturdy and hard to destroy. You don't have to worry about lead breaking or pens exploding inside your tin can crafts - the metal simply wipes clean. There's also no need to break the bank by buying expensive pots for your plants at the garden center. Soup cans are the perfect size to make homemade planters for succulents and small houseplants.

  1. Tin Can Pencil Organizers
  2. Mini Succulent Planters
  3. Copper & Denim DIY Organizer
  4. Soup Can Pencil Holder
  5. 10 Minute Luminaries Tin Can Craft
  6. Tin Can Pencil Holder
  7. Fancy Tin Can Flower Pots
  8. Beachy Tin Can Craft

 

Tin Can Crafts for Kids

Soup Can Bowling

Who knew an old corn can could be so much fun? You kids will love bowling with their new soup can toys or crawling around with their tin critters. These aluminum can projects also make great pencil cups for school. Even if the cup falls off a desk, it won't break. 

  1. Soup Can Bowling
  2. Crayon and Pencil Organizers
  3. Tin Can Critters Recycled Craft For Kids
  4. R2-D2 Pencil Holder

 

Tin Can Craft Ideas for the Holidays

Easter Tin Can Crafts

Spring, summer, fall, winter - for every season, there is a can. With these adult craft ideas, you could create an adorable bunny vase to hold your Easter flowers or paint a snowman's face onto a tin ornament and hang it on your tree this Christmas. 

  1. Easter Tin Can Crafts
  2. Valentine Tin Cans with Burlap
  3. Country Christmas Tin Can
  4. Recycled Can Snowman Ornament

 

How to Use Recycled Tin Cans for Gifting

Upcycled Can Gift Containers

Don't waste money on wrapping paper and gift bags - you can make DIY crafts from recyclables to carry birthday and Christmas presents. Your friends and family might even want to keep the container along with the gift! You'd never know by looking at them that these beautiful tin can crafts used to hold your dinner last week.

  1. Recycled Gift Cans
  2. Tin Can Gift Holders
  3. Upcycled Can Gift Containers

 


Another great way to use recyclables in your crafting is with these 20+ Brown Paper Bag Crafts


 

What projects have you made recently out of recycled materials?
Tell us in the comments below!

 

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After all the holiday cooking was done, i ended up with a couple of tin cans, and my little sister took one and planted an aloe plant. It looks amazing especially when she added succulents around the aloe plant. They are growing just fine but i will give the can a coat of spray paint to make it more decorative.

Well, I've got something to keep me busy for awhile! I don't use many cans, but I actually have a few stashed away and just emptied one today, so I have the raw material to get started. Painting them for various reasons is easy enough, but what kind of glue would one use to glue fabric to a "tin" can?

I love the idea of make the tin cans into a game for the kids!

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