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14 Amazing Ways You Could Repurpose a Tin

Tin cans are one of the easiest items to repurpose, not least because it can be used as a receptacle for many a thing. Sure we’ve seen them used as flower pots, maybe even candle holders. But how about a lamp, a clock or a scarecrow?

Use it as a mobile for your child or as a wind chime.

tin mobile

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Or a cutlery holder. Especially if you are having a meal outside. Or in your caravan!

tin cutlery caddy

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And while you’re outside, who not have some lanterns?

tin lantern

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If you are good at attention to detail, something like this would be amazing to have either on the patio or in the conservatory.

tin candle holders

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You can use it as the mount for your clock.

tin clock

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Or to store those bags you can’t seem to get rid of.

tin bag holder

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Of course, you can use them for your herbs.

tin pots for herbs

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How about a set of drums?

tin drums

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Or the classic stilts. In fact, Tara and Kylee from the Mud Pie Makers gave an alternative for smaller children: tuna cans!

tin stilts

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Scarecrows in the kitchen garden or allotment look kinda funky.

tin scarecrow

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Keep your bits and bobs together with the organising stand.

tin organiser

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And finally, we just love the look of this lamp.

tin lamp

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Let us know how you get on with these. Why not check out our blog posts on repurposing glass bottles, plastic bags or a wedding dress!

Zoe Allison

Zoe Allison

Writer and expert