Painted Tin Can Planters

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Rebecca blogs at The Crafted Sparrow. Lately her husband has been bringing home large tin cans from his restaurant when they get thrown away. “I love the idea of re-using them, but I just couldn’t look at the boring tin cans anymore,” Rebecca admits.

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Pretty Copper Planters from Empty Tin Cans

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Amy blogs at Homey Oh My.  Recently, she upcycled some empty tins cans into pretty herb planters.  Along the way she discovered a really terrific new color of spray paint, so this is a rescue not to be missed.

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Rainbow Crayon Organizer from Upcycled Cans

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At Sugar Bee Crafts, Mandy is getting her children ready to go back to school.  She came up with a way to upcycle a few cans and keep her family’s crayon collection organized.

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Tin Cans to Colorful Craft Organization

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At  The Crafted Sparrow, Rebecca was in the process of giving her craft room a makeover, so she saved tin cans to help her organize supplies.  She had planned on painting them, but came up with an even better idea!

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Tin Can Craft Organizers

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“I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to be creative when my office is a mess,” confesses Marisa of Marisa Howard Design.  “I’ve found that I like small containers that I can have quick access to.  These small tin cans that would have normally gone into the recycling box, work perfectly as craft containers.”

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Tin Can Succulent Garden

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Here’s a quick and easy upcycling project from Eliza of Eliza K.  You should have most of the materials you need for this right on hand–especially if you’ve warmed up any canned soup, lately.

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Embellished Tin Cans

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You may remember the aqua tequila bottle and tin can that Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage blinged out with jewelry this summer. They got a lot of love over here on Roadkill Rescue. Well, after that lovely repurpose, Shannon still had tin cans aplenty that were patiently awaiting their makeovers.

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Tin Can Lanterns

When hosting a summer party, Elise from Grow Creative decked out her backyard with beautiful lanterns made from recycled tin cans. Elise froze her cans first to better hold their shape as she punched away with a hammer and nails.

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