Ideas for re-purposing / recycling these tins.

I have several of these... approx. 6 in x 6 in x 15 in. Any ideas for repurposing -- hopefully into something useful. Thanks.
q ideas for re purposing recycling these tins, repurpose household items, repurposing upcycling
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 14, 2015
    If you are into gardening they would make nice planters. Drill holes in them for proper drainage.
  • Connie Phillips Connie Phillips on Sep 14, 2015
    paint, decorate, toilet roll storage. Or, stack on side and use for craft supply storage. Or, on the kitchen counter for utensil storage. Or....let me think....
  • Connie Phillips Connie Phillips on Sep 14, 2015
    ....put rocks in bottom to anchor, tie a big red bow around and add boughs of evergreen branches for your entrance way winter décor, change to faux flowers next spring to add colour and interest to welcome spring.
  • Carol Carol on Sep 14, 2015
    Build a drawer to slide inside (cardboard or thin wood) for cd storage or put three together for bread storage on top of The fridg or mount under the top cabinets by the toaster, or shelves by the front door for keys, hats and gloves etc.and sun glasses. Look on Pinterest for more ideas. Search square tin cans 6" X 15".
  • Carol Carol on Sep 14, 2015
    I think if you have more than you have ideas for, you should send them to me as the possibilities are endless. Join a bunch together inside a tall box for long handled tool storage like shovels and rakes, or hockey sticks. I once brought home long strips of plastic that someone had and couldn't think of a use for. My first thought was to cut them for drawer dividers for socks to in the kitchen utensil drawer. We are using some for backing for fabric for a couple od screens we are redoing right now. (Instead of buying poster board or foam core)
  • Leena Leena on Sep 15, 2015
    Stack them horizontally and paint and use for shoe storage.. Great for winters
  • MamaSita MamaSita on Sep 18, 2015
    Spray paint them a nice dark bronze or other metalic paint color you like. Put stones in the bottom to keep them upright and them put in a plant that will do well in the winter / summer. An evergreen by your front door would be very welcoming.
  • Katie Price Katie Price on Sep 19, 2015
    Turn them upside down and make hanging light fixtures. Lowe's sells a very simple pendant light kit that can turn any container into a hanging light.
  • Ann Ann on Sep 19, 2015
    punch holes in it, turn upside down over a lamp and place outside for interesting lighting feature
  • Katie Price Katie Price on Sep 21, 2015
    My husband and I made a fixture to hang over the coffee table in our log cabin vacation home. It's part of a harness, three syrup buckets from Vermont, and heavy, rusty chain we found at a scrap yard. He's great with electrical stuff so it wasn't very hard.
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