19 Super Cool DIY Projects You Can Do With Empty Tin Cans!

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When most of us empty out a tin can of food we just throw it away or toss it in the recycling bin. While recycling is clearly the better alternative to just throwing the can away, you can also turn those empty tin cans into an awesome, simple #DIY project!

 

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Storage Solution For The Office And Kitchen

Mod Podge can be used to stick pages of a cookbook or scrapbook onto your storage cans for a very unique look! You can use these storage cans for the office, in the kitchen, or wherever else you need some organization. Even putting fresh flowers in these cans works wonderfully.

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Pin Cushion Storage

Pins can get lost so easily. Creating a pin cusion is ideal. Just need some fabric, poly-fil and some glue. You can learn how to make one
here.

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Towel Storage

If you can find a big enough can, then these are a great way to store bathroom towels. More details can be found here.

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Store Ribbons In One Place

Punch holes into a can and store your ribbons all in one place. Paint the can to give it a cleaner look.

Details can be found here.

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Desk Storage

So if you glue cans onto a flat wood board, then spray paint the whole piece one color, you have a very clever, nice looking, desk storage unit!

Full details can be found here.

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Craft Storage Board

Secure the cans onto a board by drilling or using hot glue and heavy duty magnets right onto the cans, that way you can remove them when necessary.

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Coffee & Tea Cans Are Perfect For Storage

Coffee and tea canisters are often big enough to reuse as storage for larger items.

Clean them out and give them a new look. Learn how to do that here.

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Store & Grow Herbs In One Place

Whether it’s basil, parsley, cilantro, or another herb, you can store them all in one place. Just drill a can to a wooden post.

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Paint-Dipped Craft Storage

Dip your tins halfway into paint to create a cool aesthetic. This is great for storing craft supplies.

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Hanging Storage

Attach an S-hook to a tin can by drilling hole. Then conveniently hang the can on a rod. This will keep your desk area clutter-free.

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Tuna Can Drawer Organizer

Tuna cans are perfect for a drawer organizer because they are small and flat.

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Paint Can Cubbies

Lay tin cans flat inside a cubby for convenient storage.

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Stackable Storage

Cans can be glued together in a pyramid shape for desk organization.

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Or Line Them Up On A Wooden Plank

This is super easy to make and it’s cost-effective!

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Big Cans Can Be Storage Buckets

Add handles to the size of big cans. Then cover them with spray paint to create useful and gorgeous storage buckets.

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Store Dog Food

Store your dog food in a big canister!

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Use Burlap And Lace For A Chic Look

Transform a plain tin can into a aesthetically-pleasing storage piece using burlap and lace.

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Tin Can Caddy

Paint all your cans along with a flat wood plank. Then attach the cans to the flat wood plank making sure that each can stands upright. Add a leather strap to the top to make it easy to carry!

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