Crafts & DIY
Nifty Ways To Use Tin Cans To Organize Your Home
I can't wait to try these myself!
Jenny Brown

We typically toss tin cans into the garbage, but it turns out, they are far more useful and resourceful than you and I could have imagined.


They might seem like trash, but in reality, they can be transformed into useful storage containers that will improve your everyday life.

Here are some great ideas that you can do with tin cans.

Storage Solution For The Office And Kitchen

If you’re looking to save space, then tin cans are a perfect way to do that. Hang them up near your kitchen or workspace, and you can fill them with office supplies or cooking tools.

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Pin Cushion Storage

Stop losing those pins. Create your own pin cushion using a tin can, fabric, poly-fil, and glue. A tutorial can be found here.

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Towel Storage

If you can find a big enough can, then these are a great way to store bathroom towels. More details can be found here.


Store Ribbons In One Place

Punch holes into a can and store your ribbons all in one place. Paint the can to give it a cleaner look.

Details can be found here.



Desk Storage

Glue containers onto a flat wood board, and spray paint each container with a color of your choice. This creates a nice storage system that goes great with any office desk or workspace.

Full details can be found here.

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Craft Storage Board

Drill the cans to a board or use heavy duty magnets to easily remove the cans when you need to use them.


Coffee & Tea Cans Are Perfect For Storage

Coffee and tea canisters are often big enough to reuse as storage for larger items.

Clean them out and give them a new look. Learn how to do that here.

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Store Herbs In One Place

Whether it’s basil, parsley, cilantro, or another herb, you can store them all in one place. Just drill a can to a wooden post.


Paint-Dipped Craft Storage

Dip your tins halfway into paint to create a cool aesthetic. This is great for storing craft supplies.


Hanging Storage

Attach an S-hook to a tin can by drilling hole. Then conveniently hang the can on a rod. This will keep your desk area clutter-free.

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Tuna Can Drawer Organizer

Tuna cans are perfect for a drawer organizer because they are small and flat.


Paint Can Cubbies

Lay tin cans flat inside a cubby for convenient storage.


Stackable Storage

Cans can be glued together in a pyramid shape for desk organization.


Or Line Them Up On A Wooden Plank

This is super easy to make and it’s cost-effective!


Big Cans Can Be Storage Buckets

Add handles to the size of big cans. Then cover them with spray paint to create useful and gorgeous storage buckets.

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Store Dog Food

Store your dog food in a big canister!


Use Burlap And Lace For A Chic Look

Transform a plain tin can into an aesthetically-pleasing storage piece using burlap and lace.

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Tin Can Caddy

Paint all your cans along with a flat wood plank. Then attach the cans to the flat wood plank making sure that each can stands upright. Add a leather strap to the top to make it easy to carry!


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