Tin cans don’t necessarily have to meet their ultimate end after they’ve finished dispensing their delicious contents into a pot or pan. The world of upcycling constantly turns ordinary refuse into unique, aesthetically pleasing household decorations. The humble tin can is surprisingly versatile, and can be turned into anything from a snazzy flower pot to more novel incarnations such as wreaths and candle holders. The sheer amount of domestic and commercial uses for upcycled tin cans is honestly too great to measure, and this article aims to list of the most underrated uses for these discarded building blocks of art.
Most of the examples found in this article fall into one of several categories. Upcycled tin cans are usually either commercially useful, domestically pleasing or of great use in the kitchen. Some of these examples fall into two or more categories, and further cement their place in the arsenal.
Tin Can Caddy