It's late Fall.
The weather is changing.
What I cook for dinner is changing with the seasons.
It's time for comfort food.
And in my world -
that means soup.
Lots of thick and hearty homemade soups.
Now when I make soups,
I use a lot of things like
stewed tomatoes and beans.
And because I am a lazy cook at times -
those items usually come in tin cans.
Depending on the soup,
once it is all assembled and simmering away
I look around and find my kitchen counter covered with tins cans.
Sometimes just one or two -
sometimes a lot more.
And although Oregon has a great curbside recycling program for all those cans -
I still feel a little guilty when I throw them out.
After a trip around pinterest and the web -
I found all sorts of upcycled ideas for tin cans.
Seriously - these are some awesome projects!
And now - I find myself wondering what other ways I can
upcycle tin cans.
I'm in trouble now . . .
|I LOVE these - I mean really, really love these! Especially the contrast of the cans with the bling!|
|You know you've been looking for a more efficient way to store your yarn.|
|What a great desk organizer . . .|
|But this organizer is my favorite. I could so use something like this on my work table - although i would probably paint the cans rather than cover them in fabric!|
|Another great organizer. Love!|
|No need to explain - it's a great idea.|
|Who needs to buy an expensive cake plate? Make one out of recycled can and plates.|
|Finally - a way to store plastic bags, or tissues, or ???|
|And do these not make adorable planters? And talk about affordable. I love this idea, too.|
So there you go -
Now before you throw away that next tin can -
take a minute and think about how it could be upcylced!
And if you have any other ideas - be sure to share!