39+ Tin Can Crafts
Round up all of your recycled tin cans to create tin can decorations and more!
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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Aluminum Can Projects for the Home
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.
Tin Can Crafts for Kids
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.
Tin Can Christmas Crafts
When budgets are tight with Christmas gift shopping and other expenses during the holidays, take advantage of opportunities to recycle in your crafting! These tin can Christmas crafts are delightfully cheerful for the holiday season.
More Tin Can Craft Ideas for the Holidays
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 season.
How to Use Recycled Tin Cans for Gifting
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.
Another great way to use recyclables in your crafting is with these20+ Brown Paper Bag Crafts
What projects have you made recently out of recycled materials?
Let us know in the comments below!
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Jan 14, 2018
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.
Jan 11, 2018
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?
Apr 15, 2016
I love the idea of make the tin cans into a game for the kids!
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