By now you must know there’s a special day for just about anything you can imagine. Take today for example. Did you know that September 27 is “Crush a Can” Day? That’s right — although I don’t know why anybody would want to crush a can when there are so many savvy ways to recycle them.
Here are seven of my favorite ways to upcycle what many people just toss in the trash. For more inspiration, check out my Pinterest board on Savvy Recycling.
7 Savvy Ways to Recycle Cans
Hang a Garden
Isn’t this tin can garden quaint? What an efficient use of space, right? Just be sure to add a few drainage holes to the bottoms before mounting them to the wall.
Organize Your Flatware
I love this pretty and practical flatware caddy from Madame Criativa:
Craft Some Rustic Stars
These 3-D stars from Milo Made are made from aluminum cans rather than tin ones. Wouldn’t they look great hanging on a Christmas tree?
Organize Your Desk
These paint can cubbies keep this desk space looking neat and tidy. They are just the thing for sorting mail or organizing office supplies.
Leave a Message
These cool punched tin signs from Snapguide are actually made out of recycled soda cans. What a smart and inexpensive way to adorn your walls with words of encouragement:
Make a Planter
Check out this beautiful planter from Centsational Girl. She used a tin bucket for hers, but I’m pretty sure the same technique would work on a paint can or large coffee tin:
Cut Some Cookies
And I think these homemade cookie cutters from Mother Earth are nothing short of brilliant. What a practical way to bake a batch of custom shaped cookies!
Have you ever recycled tin cans? What are your favorite ways to use them? I’m always looking for bright ideas, so please share in the comment section below. And if you’re interested in making more trash-to-treasure crafts, check out these nifty ways to upcycle toilet paper tubes!