Hi Grady. You could use them to grow plants in. Gather them together to make a centerpiece for your table. Or maybe outside on your porch.
Hi Grady, hope this helps you repurpose your antique canisters. Stay well
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could you use them as planters?
What kind of canisters? Do you have a pic?
Not sure if your want to keep them in the shape of canisters, here is a link of of what to do with canisters as a whole and altered :
You could also make candles in them if small enough
Hi Grady, I'm not sure what kind of canisters you're referring to but if they're the old storage types, they make beautiful, character filled planters. Here are a few more ideas that might inspire you - https://www.diyncrafts.com/17424/repurpose/50-jaw-dropping-ideas-for-upcycling-tin-cans-into-beautiful-household-items
Hello...metal, pressed glass or ceramic?
could you possibly post a photograph to better see the current situation? Having a visual might be best guidance to a help find the best suggestions or potential solution to offer. Its best know what you are dealing with before offering broad suggestions.
Hi! I use old ones for storage in my craft room. They are also great for keeping things organized in almost any room.
Paint them and make them more modern.
Can you share a photo? That will help with ideas!
Depending on size, style, etc. they could be used in a few spots in bookcases as bookends, or decoratively here and there on the shelves. They could corral such items as rubber bands, small office supplies and be used in an office. I'm currently using a couple of mine for big flower arrangements on my countertop to block the kitchen faucet from view as its the first thing a person sees when they come in the front door. Also could work well in a bathroom area to store small items such as cotton balls, hair scrunchies, etc.
Hi Grady: You could put jars in them, to protect the canisters themselves, put water in the jars and then put fresh flowers in them and display them on a windowsill or table. Or, you could fill the jars with dirt and plant some flowers in them. If they are antique, I wouldn't change them with paint or destroy their condition at all. So many old things are being ruined by paint and ripping them apart. They are beautiful as they are. But, that's just my opinion. If you are going to display them outside, you could spray a lacquer on them to keep them from rusting. Good luck
Lots of ideas
Hi Grady - Not sure of the size. Here is a super cute idea. Hope this helps with some inspiration. Hugs, Holly
Can you actually use them as canisters on your counter? If you could clean them up, sounds like they could be great to just use and have on display.
You can use them to hold craft items.
You could take the tops off and use a s vases paint them a diffrent color use under the kitchen sink for small items
You could paint them with craft paint, or cover them with pretty paper or fabric. I would use them for craft storage.
Grady: You could use them for screws, bolts and etc in your garage.