Introduction: From Throwaways to Keepers

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Use cans, broken glasses, and empty pill bottles to make pretty decorations and storage spaces.

Step 1: Make Holes in the Can

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Make holes in the top of the can so that you can take it off easily. If you don't want to do it the hard way then you can use a can opener. But if you don't, this is another way.

Step 2: Poke Out and Tear

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Use a knife, scissors, or screwdriver to poke out the top of the can.
With pliers, rip the remaining pieces of metal off the can. Be careful not to hurt yourself in the process.

Step 3:

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Press down the rest of the metal into the can so that it won't cut. Tape over it for extra protection.

Step 4: Paint

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Paint the can one colour then throw, flick, or splatter a different colour of paint over, or leave it one colour.

Step 5: Repeat and Finish

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Paint other pill bottles and glasses to match the can. You can now use them to store small items or hold flowers for decoration.


Fred Nava (author)2015-07-02

Oh man, the best way to remove the cap is scrating the can over a sand paper. Then you pull the cap and sand a little bit the border. cheers!

insert username (author)2015-06-24

This is for if you don't have a can opener or anything else.

rdean11 (author)2015-06-22

instead of possibly cutting yourself playing mason just get a can opener

bobert610 (author)rdean112015-06-23

Or use a dremel

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