We all have cans lying here and there in the house now don’t we. Have you ever thought that these spare cans can be put too a hundred different uses within the house? Well that is exactly what this article is all about! There is no longer a need to dispose of all of the cans that you own be it paint cans, cat food cans, frozen food cans, bean cans or whatever! Given below are ten amazing uses of cans that will blow your imagination wide open!
10. A Plant Pots in the Window Sill
The first idea that we have for you which is also the first amazing use of cans that we are going to suggest is to use the empty washed out cans as plant pots. You guys must have seen gazillion pictures on Pinterest and in home decor magazines how people have those dainty little flower pots on their window sill especially in the kitchen window? Well all you need to do for make such an arrangement for yourself is to take empty cans, clean them out, wash them and wipe dry, then wrap them around with ribbons or paint them (which ever you prefer but beware that can edges are very sharp and can be really dangerous) and then you fill them with dirt. Plant flowers like you usually do and voila! You have yourselves little flower pots.
9. As DIY Mini-Golf Course Holes
The next amazing use of cans on our list would be as mini-golf course holes. By the subtitle of this particular idea we are sure that you are certain as to what we mean. You can have a mini golf course right in your own back yard and all you need is clubs and golf balls and some random small tin cans lying here and there around the house. A simple do-it-yourself idea would be to dig holes and then punch in the cans. Those punched in cans in the ground would serve as holes for whether you and your friends are having a fun game or you are a father teaching your young son to pot a ball! Isn’t it one of the most savvy ideas that you have ever come across and that too without additional expense or what so ever.
8. Pencil Holders
The next idea is as simple as it would ever be. Most of us who are into organization ideas and decor for study tables would know how important it is to have beautiful pencil holders. Well now you can get crafty and make pencil holders for yourself the way you want them to be. All you need is your regular arts and crafts things, a few cans and pencils to put in them. What you need to do it take clean tin cans and sizes don’t matter, decorate them with ribbons, paints, stick-on and whatever and place them on your tables. Delightful cans decorated beautifully can really convert a simple looking workstation into something much more attractive that will also motivate you to work more. The same idea can be applied for paint brush holders or makeup brush holders. It is really that simple.
7. DIY Vases
The amazing use of cans would be slightly similar to the use we mentioned just previously. You can convert used and empty tin cans to make vases for your flowers. Cover them in ribbons, scrap paper, lace or whatever and fill them up with water. Put in some flowers and there you go!
6. Cookie Cutters
Now this next idea might take you by surprise because we are sure (like a hundred percent sure that you did not think about this one). What you need is a simple can and you need to cut into one inch layers like you cut bread! Again, we warn you guys to be careful because can edges can be really sharp and can easily cut into your skin. So once you have a few layers of the tin can cut and ready, you can press and mold them into whatever shape you desire for example a star or a hexagonal or whatever! Then you can use these shapes to mold your cookie dough into the desired shape. Sue us if it doesn’t turn out to be as easy as it sounds.
5. Water Shed for Pets
The next amazing idea that we have for you guys is too take some used cans that are lying around the house and make a water shed for either small plants or your pets. How you can manage to do that is to simply cut the empty cans from one side and flatten them out. Then joust join them together with a strong adhesive to make a shed!
4. Wine Bottle Holders
This next use would require a higher level of craftiness but would certainly prove to be worth it. All you need to do is take empty cans and string them up so that they can hang from the ceiling. A more wine-bottle-breaking-proof plan would be to drill some cans in a certain desirable pattern into your wall and them put some wine bottles into them. It would turn out to be really amazing because all it really depends upon is your craftiness and ingenuity.
3. Spice Shakers
For this particular idea to work, you will need to have lids to all of the cans that you are going to use. Just add some holes to the lid and fill the can with your desired spices. Put on the lid and invert to shake the spice out! How cool is that although we do know that you can do well with normal spice shakers too but oh well, creativity is key here.
2. Candle Holders
While we are on the subject of adding holes to your cans, here is one more on the list of amazing uses of cans that you can put your empty cans too! Just take some empty cans and carve out some stylish holes into them. Make sure the holes form some kind of pattern like a star or something. Then you place a burning candle inside and the pattern would light up! It really looks unbelievably beautiful.
1. Store your Shoes
Last but certainly not the least, as we reach the end of our list of amazing uses for cans, we would also like to introduce to you the concept of uses large cans and a wall shoes stand. The picture will offer the best explanation as to how you can manage to do this.