Upcycled Cans: 3 Ways

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



  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.