10 WAYS TO RECYCLE CANS
You know when you’re at the store and you see a great deal on 12 packs of your favorite drink, you stock up right? Or you come across a sale of canned soup, vegetables or tomatoes, you buy a more than a few to have on hand.
We love our favorite foods and beverages that come in cans but they have a way of accumulating quickly, don’t they?
Instead of tossing the cans in the trash it why not reuse them for other things? Here are some great ideas you might not have thought of to repurpose cans into creative and usable items.
1. ALUMINUM CAN TEA LIGHT HOLDER
By making a series of measured vertical cuts in an aluminum can and then gently twisting the can, it opens up into a unique design that holds a tea light perfectly. You can then use as is or paint any color depending on your desired use. See below for basic instructions:
Andy at prakticideas
2. TIN CAN BIRD FEEDERS
This is such a simple but cute idea for reusing cans. All you need is a clean tin can, paint-if desired, a wooden dowel for birds to perch on, hammer and a nail to punch a hole for the dowel and and ribbon on hand. And don’t forget the bird seed.
Complete tutorial at momendeavors.com
3. SODA CAN PLANTERS
How much easier can it get? Just cut the aluminum can in half with scissors or a sharp knife and poke a few holes in the bottom for drainage. Start your seedlings or grow herbs or succulents in this simple yet effective and durable planter.
4. SODA CAN HAIR ROLLERS
Okay you may not have been aware of this but you can use cans to curl your hair! Seriously, using cans can give you some soft waves which may be just the look you are after, especially if you don’t have extra cash at the moment and have some empty cans laying around.
You will need clean empty cans wrapped with rubber bands, bobby pins and hairspray. Section hair, apply hairspray, roll onto cans and secure with bobby pins clipped onto the rubber bands. Use a hairdryer to heat the cans and in turn, curl your hair. Carefully unroll and enjoy your wavy, bouncy hair.
Complete directions at alldaychic.
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