Even (maybe even especially) when you are strapped for cash, you probably stock up on canned foods every month. Canned foods are cheap, they don’t go bad, and you can use them for all kinds of recipes. What do you do with the cans when you are done cooking, though? You probably throw them right into the recycling bin. Maybe you wait a while to accumulate a bunch before you chuck them out, or maybe you toss them every week. Either way, you are parting ways with a valuable craft supply.
Seriously, you are just not going to believe all of the things you can create using tin cans and other simple and cheap craft supplies! I first fell in love with the idea of converting tin cans into household décor when I saw some gorgeous tin can wind chimes (which I’ll be sharing with you later in the post). But then I ran a few searches online and I stumbled across a ton of equally amazing ideas.
These projects don’t stop at decorative items either. Some of them are useful, like toys for your kids, vases for plants, or lights. There is even a project for a working camera that you can shoot real pictures with—made out of a tin can! How completely awesome is that?
While a lot of these projects are clearly identifiable as tin can crafts, with a surprising number of them, you can’t actually tell. I think that’s very cool, but the projects that look like tin cans are quite awesome in their own quirky way as well. Personally I like crafts like that, where people can look and be like, “Wow, I can’t believe you did that with a tin can. That’s amazing!”
Anyway, enough with my “That’s amazing!” talk. Check it out for yourself. Here are 50 incredible tin can recycling projects that will blow your mind! I can’t wait to try these projects for myself, and I know you’ll be just as excited to do some of these yourself!