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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2011 02:39:38 AM »

i saw this just the other day, sorry can't remember where, but a lady painted them (lid and all) with various pictures and made bowling pins for her baby. She put rice, pasta etc in them and glued the lids shut so they made noise as they fell. Probably make good drums too.
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2011 04:27:21 PM »

I saw this idea when i went to some type of fest in my town, They take diffrent sizes of tins, cans and they take the paper off and paints them colors, any colors you would like. Then he clues them together to make the tin man from the wizard of oz! It was sooo cute! kinda like whats below....
heres the link i found on google... http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474977776820

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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2011 07:07:02 PM »


My mum collects cans & makes a batch of bread dough or a sweet bread.
She greases up the insides and then puts small portions in each can and bakes them.
Then, she wraps a little scrap of fabric or piece of wallpaper sample around the can & tie on a ribbon.
Mum then gives them to neighbours or shut-in seniors when she goes visiting.
Who can refuse a freshly made treat!
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2011 05:41:35 PM »

I use thing s like this to organize my crafting things. Mostly the assortment of glass, buttons, tile, broken dishes, ect.. tat I use for mosaic. I should paint them or paper them like suggested here I could color code them as to what color they hold. good idea yay.
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2011 08:10:36 PM »

i vote plants maybe a herb garden
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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2011 06:30:43 PM »

You can punch holes in the sides and use them as luminaries.
 
Use them to hold rock collection, acorn collection, marble collection, etc.

Donate them to an after school program

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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2012 09:53:56 AM »

You can make them into mini tin can stilts, or hot glue fabric/rhinestones to them and keep stuff in them.
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« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2012 07:58:20 AM »

can lanterns!  (just google it, you'll see tonnes of ideas.)
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« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2012 09:33:10 AM »

For a party they can be great. I have a few saved also.. Holidaysss

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« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2012 05:23:31 AM »

I used to decorate them and use them as toy drums as a kid.

Recently I used something similar, decorated it and added handmade pincushions to the top to use as a travelling sewing supply container.
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