Winter always means extra cans of soup in our house. I’ve been collecting a large amount of soup cans on my counter that are screaming to be reused! Here are a few ideas I came up with and some links to my favorite soup can reuse ideas.
Light Your Way: After cleaning your soup can and removing the label, drill holes in it. You can make a pattern, or draw an image, whatever you like. Put a tea light candle at the bottom and light it up!
Get Organized: The easiest answer and the one you might use the most. Clean your can and put your pens and pencils in it.
Plant Something: I love this example (see below, click for source) of flower wall hangings by painting old large soup cans bright blue and planting white and violet flowers in them. Such a great garden piece.
Simple Centerpiece: Remove the label, wash well and dry and reuse your soup can as a flower vase. A simple DIY wedding idea if you are having a casual reception.
Capture the Sun: I don’t know if it works, but I found a tutorial that claims you can reuse soda cans to make a solar panel. I wonder if you can do the same thing with soup cans? Tutorial here.
Make More Soup: Use an old soup can to make a portable stove for camping. See the video below for a tutorial.
What are your favorite ways to reuse empty cans? Share them here or comment below.