Last Summer we re-purposed some wooden pallets from the library’s loading dock and turned them into vertical gardens behind the Children’s Department.
1. We used them to cut out biscuits (or sugar cookies).
2. We used them as stilts we called “Tom Walkers” – I don’t know why we called them that.
3. We used them – along with a gob of Dippity-Do Gel – to curl our hair.
Now, however, people are doing all kinds of crazy things with cans. Again, who knew?
Okay, cans as planters isn’t a new discovery and I can see how it might be practical to start a plant in one. Once the plant was thriving, I’d want a pretty clay pot though. www.simplebites.net
Cans screwed into a piece of plywood and used for storing cooking utensils…I’m not liking. However, I use a big ceramic cookie jar with no lid that just sits on the counter by the stove – so what do I know? www.cimots.com
Cans for a kids bowling game? well, kid crafts are usually pretty tacky anyway so who cares. www.favecrafts.com
Painted cans used as planters pegged to a brick wall might be alright if you didn’t have the yard space. www.ishafoundation.org
Empty – what? paint cans? – used as a chandelier….oh, good Lord. www.ceridianindex.com
Painted tin cans bound together with fabric and used as a pencil caddy…not practical because the fabric would eventually become undone and you’d have cans scattered everywhere. www.remodelholic.com
Painted cans as candle holders? Kinda pretty, but how hot is that tin can going to be if you light the candle? www.wayfair.com
Soda and beer cans turned into bracelets? Cool …..if you are eleven years old! www.thegreenestdollar.com
Tin can lids used as wall covering? Do you WANT people to know just how bad your cooking is? bethevensramos.wordpress.com You’d be telling the world “I only eat out of cans!” This is not to mention the safety factor. How nasty do you think you’d be cut if you tripped over your little dog and fell into the wall?
1. Knitting or crocheting a cover for a tin can. Even if you are just cutting off the sleeve of an old sweater you already own and are wrapping it around the tin can – it’s too much. Really.
2. Taking an empty tuna can and sticking wooden clothespins on it and then planting grass seed in it.
Really? (By the way, what is it with all this planting of grass seed too? What about a flower?)
3. They are selling this painted tin can on Etsy for $6.25 ….but wait don’t buy it because
you can get FOUR of them for $23.00 …..a savings of $2.00!
Somebody has hit upon a money-maker! Are there really are enough foolish people out there who would pay that much money for a painted tin can that someone else ate beans out of. Please tell me NO.
And finally this …
That’s right, a dipped can. Everybody is dipping everything. I say if you dip it, why not just go ahead and paint the whole thing. Dipped – to me – just looks unfinished.
So go ahead and dip your wooden spoons, your teacups, your hair, salad bowls, dressers, planters, shoes, chairs, wedding dresses, candle holders, necklaces and every big block of raw wood you find. The only thing that can be improved by dipping is strawberries in chocolate!
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Finally, the last part of my rant about re-purposing fads is MASON JARS. Mason jars were invented to hold and store food. (If you want to make a shelf out of a pallet, go ahead.)
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For me, nothing escapes being a paper weight at least once.