With Earth Day coming up in April, it seemed like the perfect time for a recycled can craft roundup. I’m always using different things with cans like soup, coffee, sauces . . . instead of throwing those in the recycling bin, why not use them in a craft project? These are 10 brilliant ideas for keeping those cans out of the trash and making them useful. Click through the slideshow below to see some great inspiration!
10 Things to Make with Recycled Cans 1 of 11Click through the slide show for some great ideas!
Can Caddy 2 of 11Attach your covered cans to a lazy susan for instant desk storage.
Find the how-to at Cynthia Shaffer
Foamies Mosaic 3 of 11This is the coolest use of foam letters ever . . . turn them into mosaic letters and make a vase or storage out of your can.
Get the how-to at Instructables
Outdoor Lanterns 4 of 11Punch holes in your cans in intricate patterns - it makes for beautiful night lighting!.
Learn how they were made at Design*Sponge
Colorful Bracelets 5 of 11Pick your favorite beverage cans to make colorful bracelets - be careful to roll the edges so you don't get cut!
Get the how-to at Greenest Dollar
Recycled Pendant Lamp 6 of 11These can lights are so easy to create using a drill and basic pendant lamp supplies.
Learn more at Recyclart
Can Keychain 7 of 11Show your love of your favorite soda with this keychain, cut and made with Dimensional Magic.
See how it was done at Diary of a Crafty Lady
Fun Lanterns 8 of 11Use regular soda cans and cutters to make fun and interesting mini lanterns.
Find the step-by-step at The Star Online
Pretty Necklaces 9 of 11You'll need some heavy duty tools for pendants like these - but you can make several, and they make great gifts.
Learn how they were made at Better Homes and Gardens
Cork Silhouettes 10 of 11Cover the cans in cork and add fun silhouettes for easy storage.
Get the how-to at The 3 R's
Wine Rack 11 of 11Turn those old coffee cans into the perfect storage for your growing wine collection.
Find the instructions at Planet Forward
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