Christy shows us how to upcycle drink cans into an organiser / caddy in this latest upcycling project. It’s a great upcycled storage idea!
She was inspired by her 13 year old nephew Carlitos, when she saw the upcycled pencil holder that he’d made out of a drinks can.
I felt that Christy’s introduction was a bit long as the actual tutorial starts at 1.26 – you can skip forward to that point if you want to see how it’s made. There’s no vocals on the tutorial part but she does provide written prompts on-screen to guide you.
I like the coiled handle detail on this, I might make a slightly smaller version of this to hold some of my upcycling tools and supplies!
The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your upcycled organiser are shown below.
- 6 empty drink cans
- 16 gauge wire (circa 24″)
- Hot glue sticks
- Can opener
- Punch pliers
- Hot glue gun
Did you know?
Both aluminium and steel are easy to recycle and there are huge environmental benefits for doing this – yet many cans still go to landfill. If we recycle more cans we can reduce the amount of raw materials needed to produce new products.
courtesy of: www.recycleforscotland.com
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