Crafts & DIY
Unique Ways To Upcycle Tin Cans And Use Them In Your Garden
Jenny Brown

Don’t toss old tin cans the moment you are finished using them. It turns out, these cans can be upcycled and repurposed! They are very helpful for any gardening or backyard projects. Here are some ideas.

Herb Labels

Use the tops of tin cans as herb labels for your garden. This will help you better organize your garden, and you can spice up these labels by adding jewelry to them. Instructions for how to make this can be found here.


Fence Planters

Use tin cans as planters and hang them on your fence. This is great if you have a small backyard or just don’t have enough space. You can paint each can to give it some aesthetic appeal. Poke a few holes on the bottom so the water can drain out and screw it to the fence. More details can be found here.


Framed Planter

Nail picture frames to a fence and frame your planters inside. It’s a creative way to showcase a tin can garden!


Cute Creatures

Create adorable and cute critters with your kids, and stick them in your backyard or out front. Your kids will have loads of fun with this one! More details can be found here.


Firefly Lanterns

Light up tin lanterns can mimic the effect of fireflies. Hammer a few holes into unused tin cans, and watch magic happen when the sunsets. More details can be found here.


Flower Feeder

Build a unique bird feeder using an old tin can. Click here for the tutorial.


Tin Can Men

Your kids will enjoy doing this arts & crafts activity. Watch the slideshow how to make them here.


Tabletop Planters

If you have a backyard patio or tables, then make these DIY tabletop planters. Drill a few holes on the bottom of a tin can to let water drain, and fill it with water and soil. It’s super simple!


Drink Holder

Drill a hole in a tin can, and then place it on a sturdy stick. Now, you can use this as a drink holder whenever you are outside in the backyard and enjoying the sunshine. A tutorial can be found here.


Pallet Box Planter

Use an old pallet box as a holder for a line or row of tin cans. Click here for a tutorial.


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