Do you have a bunch of old tin cans just sitting around the house? While you might be tempted just to toss them in the recycle bin, why not upcycle them instead?
These upcycled tin can ideas are all super simple and fun to do. You’ll find loads of creative ways to use up old cans!
Not only can the kids join in with a fun craft, but these are great for getting your creative juices flowing as well. From pencil holders to candle holders, this list is full of great ways to use empty tin cans.
Don’t forget that before starting any type of craft from the list below, you need to be sure that you’re cleaning the tin cans all the way. The last thing you want is to have the craft started or almost done and realize that it’s full of old food or dirt.
Also be sure to check for any sharp edges on your tin cans – use a metal file to get rid of them if you find any!
Once you’re sure that they’re clean and have a smooth edge, pick a few tin can crafts from this list and a little paint and get started.
Of course, once you start, you’re going to be excited and ready to create more.
Instead of heading to the craft store, try using items around your house for whichever why DIY craft idea you pick from this list.
You’ll be amazed what you can do with simple tin cans – from fun ideas for your home to a simple way to make great gifts.
What can you make from old tins cans?
This list is full of fun projects and ideas but don’t forget that there are always more! Some simple craft ideas are:
cheap and effective planters for your outdoor space
a caddy to hold your art supplies in your craft room
If you’re looking for a fast and simple Halloween decor idea, you can’t go wrong with this. Just use your tin can and start creating this cute and adorable mummy. Of course, not all Halloween decorations have to be spooky.
Finding fun crafts for kids is always a cute idea. The best part about this fun tin can activity is that you can then use it as a wind chime as well! Just hang it and display it somewhere for everyone to see.
I’m all about organizers, and this one is great! This is perfect for homeschooling and helping to keep all the supplies organized, but it’s great for everybody in the house knowing where their pencils and pens are at all times.
Reusing your tin can for planters is so much fun. This simple idea is perfect for adding the ability to grow herbs or other small plants with little to no effort on your part. Not only that, but they take up such a small space.
This recycled wedding centrepiece is made with old corks and any round container from your recycling - I used large coffee cans but tin cans would absolutely work for this too. Just need a hot glue gun and a few more touches and you'll have the perfect rustic wedding decor.