Don't toss out your tin cans. Here are 7+ brilliant ways to reuse them

It's easy to create these DIY crafts when you have spare tin cans around the house. Fun and practical, learn how to create pencil holders, grocery bag holders, a craft caddy and more. These inexpensive projects are quick and easy -- they can even be given as gifts!
DIY crafts are easy to modify. Customize the colors of each project to compliment your home or office. Add your own personal touches using these instructions as a guide.
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Grocery bag holder
Compliment your kitchen workspace with a decorative grocery bag holder. Embellish a tin can with a favorite design, and decorate a matching lid. Get the full tutorial here.
Marbled tin can luminary
The following project by Dwelling in Happiness make for the best nighttime luminaries. During the daytime, you'll see the beautiful marble print on the outside. At night, the cans lights up to set the perfect mood for an evening dinner or stroll.
Toilet paper holder
The following project by I Save A2Z is a keeper, especially if you don't want rolls of toilet paper just hanging outside collecting dust. Instead, opt to store them in this shabby chic burlap-wrapped storage canister made out of tin cans.
Oxidized planters
The following planters by A Beautiful Mess are so gorgeous, guests won't realize they were made from an old tin can. The oxidized effect is created by meshing the trends of copper and marble together. The result is like a work of art!
Chic desk organizer
Say goodbye to desk clutter by transforming popsicle sticks and tin can into a charming desk organizer. The popsicle sticks add a quaint exterior to a container that will keep a desk in tip-top shape. Get the full tutorial here.
Bunny tin can
Add some Easter cheer to your home! This project is made from the humblest of materials – a simple can. The result, however, is charming and anything but expected. Get the full tutorial here.
Utensils caddy
The following project by Lily Ardor is both rustic and functional. This utensils caddy is perfect for carrying outside to an outdoor picnic or lunch. You'll never worry about forgetting that spoon or fork the next time you are out there!
Night light
Create this adorable night light with the use of a rotary tool, paint, glitter, spray adhesive and battery-operated LED lights. Use a sanding block to ensure the sharp edges of the can are smooth. Learn how to cut the design into the can and complete the craft with this tutorial.
Candle
Natural and comforting, this lavender candle offers a warm and decorative touch. Tie twine around the tin candle holder for a rustic look. Add sprigs of lavender to the twine to enhance the aromatic effect. Get the full tutorial here.
Wind chime
How beautiful is the wind chime project below by Picture Box Blue? We love the artistic touch the American songbird images add to this overall DIY. The best part? This costs next to nothing to make!
Pendant light
An empty tin can gets new life as a light in this project that reuses what otherwise might have been tossed in recycling or the garbage. This is a very simple-looking light, so it fits with most decor and (with the exception of humid areas such as the bathroom) can be placed in any room with an outlet. Get the full tutorial here.
Craft caddy
Inexpensive and practical, tin cans make the perfect craft caddy. The wood centerpiece holds the cans as one unit for easy portability. Fill each can with craft supplies. Get the full tutorial here.
Pencil holder
Painted with metallic colors, this unique pencil holder has an industrial look. The word "Pencils" is stamped on its top rim, giving it a quirky design. It has a handle fashioned from twine. Get the full tutorial here.
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