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I needed a way to store my assortment of nuts, bolts, screws, washers, hose clamps etc... I play a good bit of tennis and wanted to recycle the tennis ball cans in a constructive way.

Here is what I came up with:

A. Two 3 inch screws for each can
B. Plastic tubing cut to 2 1/4” lengths (This allows 3/4" of the screw to go into the wall)
C. Slide screw into tubing
D. Position 2 tubing encased screws on wall 2 7/8 inches apart. This provides tension on the indentation just below the metal rim of the Tennis ball can.
BTW : The label comes off the tennis can easily

Fill it up, push it into place, just pull it off the wall to take it to your project. The can's cap make for a nice no spill container.
I used a Sharpie to mark specific sizes 


ukeplayer (author)2017-03-30

Cool! Just saw a box full of these near the garbage bins at school where I work. I knew there must be something I could do with them, so I grabbed it and then logged into Instructables to do a search. Thanks!

zazenergy (author)2011-09-06

AWESOME!!!!!! love this reuse project.

Lorddrake (author)2011-09-06

nice re-purposing.

inkblotz (author)Lorddrake2011-09-06

Thanks, I always thought it was such a waste of a nice container as most people just throw them away after playing one match. Go to any tennis court and you will find plenty in the court trash cans.

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