Recycling is great for the environment, but it’s hardly creative. What if you could prevent tin cans from ending up in landfills, have a blast working on handmade projects and get some snazzy decor out of the deal? That’s where upcycling comes in! Before you toss that empty coffee container in the blue bin, take a look at these upcycled tin can crafts from Pinterest. You might get inspired. (And not just because you’re hopped up from all that coffee!)
There’s no need to run out and get ceramic pots if you want to set up an indoor garden. Collect some empty cans and give them the Apartment Therapy treatment. A little wrapping paper transforms these ordinary vessels into perfectly presentable planters.
Looking to trim your wedding budget without cutting back on style? DIY tin can table numbers from 100 Layer Cake will only set you back $5-10 to make and they glow so warmly. Even if you’re not headed down the aisle, these luminaries would add ambiance to any outdoor party.
Painted tin can pendant lights can add interest to ordinary kitchens and dining rooms. Pick a color that pops and follow the photo tutorial on Shelterness. A lot more practical than the tin can phones you used as a kid, no?
Check out this great roundup from Under the Table and Dreaming for even more tin can projects. Which craft caught your eye? And do you have any material suggestions for next week? Leave them in the comments below!