Intro: From Throwaways to Keepers
Use cans, broken glasses, and empty pill bottles to make pretty decorations and storage spaces.
Step 1: Make Holes in the Can
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
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.
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
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
Paint other pill bottles and glasses to match the can. You can now use them to store small items or hold flowers for decoration.