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Upcycled Cans: 3 Ways

Upcycled Cans: 3 Ways

Jen Phanomrat

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From planters to lanterns, give recycled cans new life with these easy DIYs!

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Upcycled Cans 3-Ways

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    1. Pencil Holders: Spray paint cleaned tin cans with your favorite color and designs. Allow to fully dry. Fill with pens, pencils, and other office supplies.

    2. Planters: Puncture 3 holes on the bottom of a cleaned tin can. Glue and wrap rope around the can. Fill with some small rocks, soil, succulents, and moss. Place on a small platter and water when needed.

    3. Lantern: fill cleaned tin can with water and freeze. Place frozen can on towels and use a hammer and assorted sized nails to puncture designs. Invert the can and place battery powered string lights inside.

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    - I'm gonna show you how to turn this into this by opening up a can a Whoop Ass! I don't like how aggressive that sounds. Today I'm gonna show you how to upcycle your old tin cans into three beautiful and easy DIY projects. First up is a simple pencil organizer. Just spray paint a clean can all around the outside. Allow for it to dry and then pop in your office tools and show 'em off proudly on your desk. Go crazy with the colors and patterns, whatever makes you feel happy while you've gotta do work. Next up, these beautiful planters. Grab a nail and hammer and puncture some holes on the bottom of a can. This will allow water to easily drain out so that your plant stays super healthy. And all you have to do is simply wrap the can in rope by gluing on the tip on one bottom end, wrapping it all around the can, and securing it with more glue. Now to fill up your planter, I really love succulents, so what I do is I add some rocks to the bottom of a can. You don't have to buy rocks, just go outside and steal some from mother nature or your neighbors. Then I like to add a little moss, the soil, and then carefully pop out your succulent and place it into the can. Fill up the spaces around with some more moss. Then all you have to do is water it about every two weeks. It's the simplest plant to take care of. I trust you could keep it alive. And last up, this whimsical lantern. Fill up a can with water and allow it to freeze overnight. Take some towels and place the frozen can on top. Choose assorted size nails to puncture beautiful designs. Take your time while hammering a design so that you don't go and hammer yourself while you're slippin' and sidin'. It sounds like solo play. Remove the ice, dry it up, and place some string lights inside. It's such a beautiful nightlight. And there you have it, three easy ways to upcycle your cans, so the next time you're about to throw one out, just grab one, look at it and think, what masterpiece can I make of you today? I hope you guys give these a try. I'll see you next time. Remember to just eat life. Bye.

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