Repurposed Tin Cans Wall Organizer

Most homes generate lots of empty tin cans in the course of a year, and although they can be recycled, I prefer to repurpose them - after all the are free, durable and plentiful, and there are hundreds of ways to use them and thousands of new looks to give them.
My favorite way to repurpose tin cans is for extra storage, which there's always a shortage of. I prefer to attach them to salvaged wood, which fits in perfectly in my farmhouse style home.
I've made several of these, to hold everything from crafting tools, to flowers, to kitchen utensils, and I plan to make more. When something is free and so easy and useful, it just makes sense to make it, instead of buying something for organization! This one was done with dictionary pages, and can be seen here -
Angie @ Knick of Time
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  • Barbara Slaugenhoup Barbara Slaugenhoup on Jul 13, 2017
    What did you use for adhesive?

  • Pat McDonald Pat McDonald on Sep 26, 2017
    How are the cans fastened to the wooden back?

  • Barbara Barbara on Feb 12, 2019

    Would decoupage sealant work? This is a great project and would also work nicely for a gift if the cans were filled with with things. Thank you, Angie!

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  • Julia Wood Julia Wood on Oct 08, 2017
    I have been making desk sets for many years and I just use Contac paper...lots of times I was able to get remnants @ thrift shops and yard sales...very inexpensively. I think my first one was about 1964. Could have been earlier. I also cut bottom from some cans and tape them together to form very tall cans for longertaller items....I like finding plastic lids for some cans so can use them for real storage...even place them on sides and stack them. I think I still have one I made for sorting mail.

  • Amy48 Amy48 on Dec 09, 2018

    Love the upcycle with the dictionary pages. Going to do it today to put my granddaughters daily school supplies in . Thank u sooo much. Would love more ideas to upcycle jars and boxes