10 Crafty Ways to Reuse Tin Cans

10 Crafty Ways to Reuse Tin Cans

Tuna cans, coffee cans, vegetable or soup cans – you no longer have to throw them away. Empty tin cans are great material for various handmade arts and crafts projects. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite ways to upcycle tin cans into beautiful and practical items for the home.

1. Create Your Own Grill

Create Your Own Grill

This would be great for camping or just for grilling out back behind your house. (Tutorial: Dian Thomas)

2. Hanging Hairbrush Storage from Tin Cans


Easy and cheap way to organize your hair tools! (Tutorial: The Creative Imperative)

3. Tin Can Lamp

tin can lamp

Make your own DIY lantern style lamp out of tin cans and spray paint. (Tutorial: A Little Craft in Your Day)

4. Bird Feeder

Bird Feeder

A quick and easy bird feeder made from a tin can and sisal rope. (Tutorial: Dabbles & Babbles)

5. Tin Can Creatures

Tin Can Creatures

This is an awesome way to bring color into the more “dull” or darker areas of a garden! (Tutorial: My Very Educated Mother)

6. Magnetic Alien Robots

Magnetic alien robots

Transform tin cans into silly, changeable Alien Robots with a few odds and ends and some magnets. (Tutorial: Real Purdy)

7. Tin Can Portable Rocket Stove

Tin Can Portable Rocket Stove

You can boil water with a few small sticks, and the stove weighs almost nothing! (Tutorial: Log Cabin Cooking)

8. Upcycled Can Storage

Upcycled Can Storage

Use these to organize craft and school supplies. They also make a perfect simple vase for flowers. (Tutorial: My Frugal Adventures)

9. Industrial-Looking Pedestals

industrial-looking pedestals

Turn tin cans into fancy pedestals for candles. (Tutoial: Frugal Interior Design)

10. Tin Can Shelf

Tin Can Shelf

The perfect little place to store toys and trinkets. (Tutorial: ZingZingTree)

One Comment

  1. Tammy Vogt

    All this is very clever ideas..I have used the tuna and chicken breast cans to use as shelves for trinkets.I have also made 3 d ornaments to hang up for all year round purposes and holiday ideas.really cute.and they make cute windchimes

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