Recycling Projects: 20+ Amazing Tin Can Projects

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I hear so many people say they wish they could move out of the city and into the country.

They want an old farmhouse on a few acres, and would like to raise chickens, and listen to the sound of crickets, instead of cars honking.

I think I should be honest with you though.

There are a few things you might miss about the city, and I feel it’s my duty to tell you.

The biggie is high speed internet.

It may or may not be available.

   We found that out after we moved into our blissful farmhouse in the country…

the one that doesn’t have high speed internet 🙂

Gravel roads.

They look quaint and I’ve taken bazillions of photos of mine, but have you driven on one?

They are full of potholes, and they give you flat tires, and your car will be filthy All. The. Time.

Curbside recycling.

We don’t have it.

That’s it’s why I love recycling projects.

Did you know tin cans breed faster than bunnies?

So, here’s a round-up of some of my past tin can projects, plus a bunch more from some other bloggers I love.

If you you want to move to the country, you’re gonna need these ideas. 

As for the high speed internet and gravel roads …

Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

20+ Recycling Projects with Repurposed Tin Cans -

20+ Recycling Projects with Tin Cans

Dictionary Pages on Cans Kitchen Organizer

tin can kitchen organizer

Printable Vintage Can Labels on Pallet Wood Wall Organizer

20+ Creative Ways to Repurpse Tin Cans |


Hanging Planter with Printable Vintage Can Labels

20+ Creative Ways to Repurpse Tin Cans |

Magnetic Farmhouse Style Tin Can Planters

20+ Creative Ways to Repurpse Tin Cans |

Tin Can Flatware Caddy

by  Not Just Paper and Paint

Tin Can Flatware Caddy: 20+ Creative Ways to Repurpse Tin Cans |

Tin Can Ribbon Organizer

by Cupcakes & Crinoline

Tin Can Ribbon Organizer: 20+ Creative Ways to Repurpse Tin Cans |


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  1. Angie thanks for including my burlap tin can in your roundup. Have a great weekend.

  2. Nancy Hawks says

    Amen! I live in the country and I agree. The internet thing is the worst. It can make you crazy, but then I take a walk and see turkeys, deer or a fox family and the flustration disappears. The crops are so beautiful this time of year and sitting by my pond is heaven, so I will take the country any day. Love your blog.

  3. These projects all look so great! And I love love love the outdoor lighting one!!! You are so right about slow internet and gravel roads, lol!! And pizza delivery….I miss pizza delivery 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for including my project, Angie! Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. I agree Angie, the internet service is the pits. But then I visit my son in Dallas & even with great internet service I am so glad to come home to the country even with the gravel roads, dirty car & slow internet.

    • So true, Karen. Every time I visit my family in New Mexico, we are in Albuquerque a lot, and I don’t miss that hectic driving one little bit! I’ll take gravel roads over crazy drivers any day!

  6. You are so right about the slow internet and dirt roads, we are 18 miles from the pavement. The man at the tire store loves us!

    • Oh my gosh, I don’t think I could handle driving 18 miles to hit pavement, Catherine. Our drive is short from pavement to our house. I’m sure the tire guy does love yo!

  7. Elaine Condon says

    love the idea of using cans for the cutlery….going to save the bigger around peanut cans from Costco to use for plastic ware at a large gathering. Also, appreciate that you had the handles on the outside – hate it when people put the ‘eating’ part where everyone can touch them!!!!

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