Clever Ideas for Your Miami Cans

With the kids out of school early, and things looking a little bleak, it’s time to think about what we can do to help make the world a better place.

If it can keep the kids happy, well, that’s a bonus too! Miami Canners has always believed a better and more sustainable future is within reach if we all do our part- so today we’re reinventing the can from trash to treasure.


What’s the best way to handle my used cans?

We all know we should recycle, but that sounds like hard work, right? Not so much for tin cans! Simply put them in a bag or bucket when you’ve used them, and run them through the dishwasher with the rest of your load. For your own safety, be sure to take the tops off with a can opener, though, especially if the kids may have fun with them later.

Clean cans can, if you’d rather, be dropped off for the benefit of charitable causes. Many receive a small fee each month from allowing recycle bins to be parked on their property, giving you an ideal way to give back effortlessly.

Getting creative with cans

That’s not the only thing you can do with your cans, however! There’s nothing quite like the can for strength and versatility- part of the reason they’re used so much in the packaging industry in the first place! They’re easy to paint and decorate, and you can even jazz up their looks with stylish cut-outs. A few seconds with an angle grinder and you’ll be sorted. Not sure how to start? Why not try one of these creative ideas?

Hold your Drinks….

Cool drink cans (or beer bottles) fit the average tin can perfectly. Combined with a threaded rod and nut, you can make attractive garden holders to keep drinks clear of bugs and prevent accidental spills

…or your candles

Pillar candles can also be securely fastened in a tin, and you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing no ugly wax spills are in the future.

Plant something

With a few drainage holes, a tin can makes an eco-conscious (and pretty) option for starting seedling or holding larger plants.

Store something

With just a dab of hot glue, you can stack tins in any arrangement that takes your fancy. From a desktop tidy to a kitchen organiser, it only takes a little creativity to create the perfect storage solution. You can even apply the same creativity to storing your wine!

The sky (and your imagination) is the limit! Keeping the earth happy with some creative recycling, you can also keep the little ones entertained as we enter lockdown and more uncertain times. Miami Canners looks forward to seeing what clever ideas you create!