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Natural Birth & Parenting Upcycling Challenge - Cans

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Today's challenge is cans. Soup cans, soda cans, tuna cans, any other cans

Here are some ideas to upcycle cans:

Have you ever re-used cans? What are some ways you've seen to repurpose cans?

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    by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 7:48 AM
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    annaica
    by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:24 AM

     we rarely have soda pop in the house, maybe once or twice a month. but i have been great at recycling and reusing aluminum cans that food have come in.  i paint them, put glitter on them and use them for catch alls.  or hammer nail holes into it and put a candle in for a cool glow effect on the patio.  i also make a hole in the side, large enough for a bird to stick it's head in then use them to place some leftover bacon oils and birdseed into them and tie them to trees for bird feeders :)

    Precious333
    by Gold Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    I have not, but I recieved a really cute angel made from a can.

    annaica
    by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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     oh!  and you know the aluminum ends that come on the pop up biscuits?  they make excellent refridgerator magnets!  you can paint them, put a pic in them or write something in it, hot glue magnetic strip to back.  we have alot of those from thanksgiving.  i had coupons and wanted to cut time out of my cooking schedule since it was my first thanksgiving at my house so we bought those type of biscuits...

    JoJoBean8
    by Group Mod on Dec. 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM
    We don't use cans but when i was young we made pencil holders with ours.
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    Nee86
    by Bronze Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM
    I love the stars!
    I make cookie cutters out of my soda cans.
    Nee86
    by Bronze Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    Quoting annaica:

     oh!  and you know the aluminum ends that come on the pop up biscuits?  they make excellent refridgerator magnets!  you can paint them, put a pic in them or write something in it, hot glue magnetic strip to back.  we have alot of those from thanksgiving.  i had coupons and wanted to cut time out of my cooking schedule since it was my first thanksgiving at my house so we bought those type of biscuits...




    That's a good idea! Never thought of that.
    kailu1835
    by Bronze Member on Dec. 11, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Ooo.. I LOVE the star ornaments!!

    DragonX
    by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 1:57 PM
    I don't repurpose cans, I just recycle them. For storage I'd rather use glass jars, and most other projects seem to use soda cans which we don't drink. But if we did those stars would be really cute!
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    earthangel1967
    by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    The only thing I've ever done with cans is either turn them in for deposits, or recycle them or on occasion save one to put hamburger grease into to solidify and then throw out.

    Oh and also we use them for great targets for gun shooting practice!

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    stormystar15
    by on Dec. 11, 2012 at 3:29 PM
    I usually just recycle them but those are some cool ideas, I'm going to have to look into that.
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