Though mason jars are often thought of as the Supreme Pinterest Beings, there’s a new container in town that just might give the mason jar a run for its money when it comes to crafting. Introducing the tin can, a versatile, cheap household item that everyone either already has, or can have when they finish that can of chicken noodle soup that’s been sitting in the cupboard for months.
Tin cans might not seem very extraordinary, but with the right amount of time and effort, you can turn a tin can into an awesome craft, useful DIY project, or charming decoration. Below, we’ve put together 20 amazing DIY tin can ideas for your crafting pleasure. Step aside, mason jar: It’s the tin can’s time to shine.
#1. Cook banana or zucchini bread using a tin can instead of a pan.
#2. Decoupage tin cans and hang them from your trees as decorations.
#3. Spray paint tin cans with copper and turn them into adorable planters.
#4. Another great idea for planters is to cover tin cans in wallpaper.
#5. When it comes to tin can planters, there are basically no limits in how you can decorate them or hang them.