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Repurposed Can Caddy – 3 Options

Repurposed Can Caddy – 3 Options
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Decorate your cans and pick one or more of these caddy options to use. 4 different options – mix and match!

First decorate your cans – there are so many options – stickers, shelf liner, wrapping paper, fabric, ribbon, etc.

For this one I’ll be using a mesh ribbon.

You can find more of my can decorating options here:



Ribbon & Stickers


First cut your ribbon to fit your can. Place a line of hot glue and stick one side of your ribbon on it.

Place another line of glue on the end of the ribbon and stick to the can.

You’ll need to do 4-6 cans depending on which caddy you’ll be using/making.

Our first caddy rotates. Place marbles in one of 2 pie pans.

Stack the empty pie pan onto the marble pie pan.

Place 4 cans inside your empty pie pan and fill with crafting supplies.

This option is great for a work station. Great for many people working around a table at the same time. Kids will use this during crafting and homework time.

Option 2 – Place 6 cans in a basket.

Fill the cans with silverware, napkins, salt and pepper shakers. Now you can bring this caddy inside or out with easy. This basket had more room, so I could have set the napkins & salt and pepper shakers in the middle between the cans and used those cans to hold other supplies needed.

The 3rd option – Place 6 cans on a small serving tray. If you want to secure them – hot glue them, use a magnet on the bottom, or use E6000.

You’ll notice I decided to use 5 regular cans and 1 large tuna/chicken can. Fill with office supplies and set on your desk.

Mix and match any of these ideas to personalize for what you need.

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Comments (16)

  • So cute! Great ideas for using left over cans. 🙂

  • Love this! I did this for the flowers on my wedding with empty cans. I was just telling my husband this morning I wanted to homeschool our future kids for the first couple years so I’ll be saving this cute, crafty idea! Found you at To Grandma’s House We Go!

  • I love this for Jovie. She needs it, too LOL. Thanks!

  • These are such cute ideas! I always think that I should use the cans I throw away, and you have given me good ideas! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

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  • You know I love a good upcycling idea, so this is one of the features over at this weeks Handmade Monday 🙂

  • These are great. I keep thinking I should make something like these 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, you will be one of my featured blogs today 🙂

  • I did this for my desk with a two-tiered turntable I got at a thrift shop. I used 5 large cans around the top and one in the middle of the circle. Covered them with black paper and used a silver sharpie to label them. Looks classy–for cans! These cans hold my huge pen pencil marker highlighter collection, as well as scissors, magnifying glass, hole punch.
    The bottom shelf has my tape dispense, stapler paper clips ( in a tuna can) etc. So handy!!!

    • Thanks for sharing Cathy! That sounds beautiful and functional. Love that you are using it on your desk, sounds just like where and how I’d use mine too 🙂 So glad it’s working great for you 🙂


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