Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Things To Do With Empty Cans of Soup

All of these ideas start with a clean empty soup can with no jagged edges. For some you may want to peel off the labels, others you might just leave the labels on!



1.. Having a picnic? Use empty Campbells soup cans as utensil holders for plastic forks and spoons on the picnic tables. (leave labels on ..adds a colorful unique touch!)

2.. Make a Halloween Decoration. Cover a soup can in black construction paper or fabric. Add some cut out eyes. For wings, color a paper plate black, Cut the plate in half. For each half, cut scalloped edges along one side, then glue "wings" to the side of the "bat can."

And a few more easy ways to recycle empty soup cans:

3. Use a nail and hammer to poke hole sin the bottom of sop cans and use as herb planters. Place a plastic lid under can to prevent rust stains.
4. Make Candlesticks (great tutorial from "Me Making Do")
5. Make a Flower-Shaped Cookie Cutter.
6. Make a Hanukkah Gift out of a soup can.
7. Make a Christmas Luminary out of a soup can : First, wash the can thoroughly and fill with water. Put the can in the freezer until water is frozen, This will keep the can from denting when you are hammering on the sides of it. Using a hammer and nail(s), hammer Christmas themed words or designs into the sides of the cans (labels removed.) Then place a votive candle inside, and light up dark rooms with glowing festive walls.
8. Cover empty soup cans with extra wallpaper, shelf paper, fabric, etc... and use for storage for so many different things!


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1 comment:

Anne said...

These are some really great ideas! I am completely craft challenged and I think even I could do some of them. Thanks for sharing them.