Recycling is a great start, but it’s such a shame to throw some things away when they still hold so much potential. That’s where upcycling comes in – one of our favorite words here at Expert Home Tips.
Upcycling is all about taking something old or used and turning it into something new – usually something with a purpose. It’s about giving a new lease of life to objects that would otherwise end up in the bottom of our bins.
Cans are a prime contender for upcycling projects. Every minute of every day, an average of 113,200 aluminum cans are recycled, which, while better than being thrown into landfill, requires a tremendous amount of resources. This seems like such a shame, as most cans, these days feature some really cracking designs that are art in themselves.
I saved some of my favorite beer cans from our local craft beer shop, Inn at Home, and, once the beer had all been drunk – and thoroughly enjoyed – I came up with a simple way of upcycling them in a way that showcased their amazing designs.
Cacti and craft beer cans? Have you ever seen a cooler pairing?
If you needed any convincing that upcycling is the way to go, this tutorial is it. It’s quick, simple, customizable and, best of all, uses bits and bobs most of us will have lying around our home or garden.
Here’s what you need:
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Good way to show off unique cans.
It should be Yeastie GIRLS, we already have the https://www.facebook.com/beastieboys/
I remember when I was a kid, my brother had a beer can collection. Though I don't want to use beer cans per se, this does make me want to go check out the ditches for unique can designs again.
Yeah but it's Beastie Boys and Yeastie Girls ;)