Don't Throw Out Those Cans

Pen Pots
(Torie Jayne)

Turn them into recycled works of art!

Very Vintage Looking Vases
(Clean Slate)

Soup Can Caddy
(Sow And Dipity)

Organizers From Recycled Tin Cans
(The Graphics Fairy)

Aluminum Can Organizers
(Uncommon Designs)

Containers For Lemons

Button Vase
(All You)

Bird & Nest
(Bird From A Wire)

Revamped Tin
(Elfen Pulver)

Desk Storage
(Frugal Ain't Cheap)


  1. I do the same.....LOVE old cans!!!! Christine from Little Brags

  2. I love these creative can decorating ideas! There are several I'd love to craft. I definitely will be saving my cans. Thanks for sharing...

  3. I have done this before and thought it was such a cute idea
    however none of my non blog friends think so LOL

  4. Love these ideas Brenda, thanks so much for sharing them.

  5. I LOVE the can decorated with buttons.. The others are creative too !
    Thanks for sharing these ideas.

  6. One of my aunts was a very crafty woman. In the 50's when every dime they were making went into buying their house, she made Christmas candles using big juice cans. She spray painted them red, glued some sparkly stuff to the upper edge, put candle stubs inside and lit them, they really looked like big expensive candles. I love making throwaway stuff into something useful.

  7. I love these tood- go on line on ebay and even pinterest and put in card baskets, or recycled cards in to baskets. people have made these different size baskets since the 40s with their BD cards and christmas cards. I have made a few. they come in different sizes, some have lids. I have a few from the 50s and one from the 70s. you can find some patterns on line too. I found a small one in an antique shop a few yrs ago and it had a lid to it- they wanted 75 for it.

  8. These are all great ideas for repurposing, Brenda. To be honest, I don't really eat canned food except for tuna, but maybe I can scrounge some from people I know because I would like to make a few of these. xo Laura

  9. I love them all! What you can do without spending money is wonderful.


  10. Brenda I saw some of you pins yesterday with can projects...needless to say I will be saving cans to do some projects with. You find the neatest things! Thank you!


  11. I save all cans but I don't decorate them. I take them out to the garage where my husband puts paint brushes in them or extra nails. My dad used to label the cans for different size bolts and nuts and screws. Of course everything was in the dry and lasted forever. I remember my mom"s big rusty gallon cans with plants planted in them. I love the pictures you've gathered of the pretty decorated cans!

  12. I love all these great examples! I've been thinking about saving a few cans and doing something with them... now I will for sure!


  13. I love the caddy, I have to check that out for this summer! I was just at a blog where the gal used a can with a fabric piece over the top. She puts her battery operated candles in them (those are terribly ugly!!).

    Thanks, Brenda. I hope you have a great weekend.

    Jane x

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