The next time you are about to throw an empty soda can into the dustbin, just stop and think again. What if you could reuse the soda can in another way, which would not only help reduce your carbon footprints but create new avenues for your creative side in the process? Intrigued? Read on. There are so many creative ways to reuse empty soda cans (or even other tins) in and around your house. Moreover, here are five of the most popular designs you can choose from.
Soda Can Garden
Don’t waste time and money on flower pots for your herb garden. Use empty soda cans for the same purpose instead. You can cut out one end of the can and fill it with earth. Transfer your herbs to the cans and water them regularly to make your own herb garden.
It’s not only herbs. You can also use the cans to plant a variety of small flowering plants like miniature roses. Better yet, you can plant a variety of indoor plants in these soda cans and place them at strategic places inside the house. These cans would also come in handy for planting seeds.
Soda Can Storage Units
Empty soda cans can make great storage units and can be used anywhere in the house. You can cut off one end, decorate the can with paint and stickers, and then use it a funky pen holder. You can also use these cans to store your toiletries in the bathroom.
You can also use empty soda cans to organize your TV cabinet, home theater system or the computer table which is usually brimming with electronic appliances and their crisscrossed wires. Cut out both ends of the can to resemble a pipe. Decorate the can nicely. Now collect all the wires in one area and pass them through the can. This would give these areas a more organized, clutter-free look in minutes.
Soda Can Lanterns
In addition to using glass and paper lanterns, you can make use of empty soda cans to make your very own lantern at home. You can create these lanterns in numerous ways including Japanese lanterns, which are great for indoors, and wind proof lanterns that work for outdoor gardens.
Do a little research on the internet and choose the design you like best.It may take some time for you to perfect the procedure. However, trust me! Once you start, there would be no stopping and you can come up with loads of artistic soda can lanterns.
Soda Can Robots
If you have kids at home, you can engage them in some creative crafts and activities involving empty soda or baked bean cans. One particular craft that every kid loves involves creating robots with used soda cans.
The aluminum base would be perfect for your robot. Use a single can to create the head. You can use scrap metal pieces or other materials to make the eyes, ears, nose and mouth.
Tip: Remove the tape from a used audio cassette and place it haphazardly over the head to create the hair. Additional cans can be used to create the body, hands and legs.
Soda Can Art
Unleash your creativity on some empty soda cans and see what you can come up with! Flatten the cans, cut them into small pieces and make a collage. Make a random sculpture by gluing the cans together.
Run a twine or string through the cans and connect them to form a huge chain which you can hang up on a wall in your room or on the Christmas tree. Or aim for something bigger and make a complete dress with empty soda can parts. The options are limitless and your creativity would depend solely on your imagination.