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3 Ways to Reuse Aluminum Cans

Whether you’re sipping on a can of your favorite soda or opening up a can of beans, you may find that aluminum cans are everywhere. Rather than just throwing these cans away, you can repurpose them and reduce waste. Today, Western National is exploring three fun and creative ways to reuse aluminum cans.

1. Planters

You don’t have to have a massive backyard to start a garden. Instead, you can start a small one right under your windowsill. Simply put some soil in a can and then add a seed or plant. You can even decorate the outside! There are a lot of different routes you can take with these planters, including making a practical herb garden for your culinary delight or a gorgeous flower pot that will liven up your apartment. If you don’t have a green thumb, you can plant mini succulents, which don’t require nearly as much water as normal plants.

2. Pencil Cups

If you need a place to store those pesky stray writing utensils, aluminum cans are a great solution. It’s easy enough to put everything in the can to keep them all organized and in one place, but the real fun is in decorating it. You can use construction paper, yarn, paint, and all kinds of other arts and crafts supplies to make your organizer a truly unique creation. You don’t just have to stop at one pencil cup, either — use multiple cans to create a versatile desktop organizer.

3. Cookie Cutters

Rather than having to buy new cookie cutters, you can create them from scratch with a few simple steps. These can be as simple as a standard circle, or as complicated as a piece of modern art. These cookie cutters are reusable and are also a great way to save money if you like to make cookies for different holidays or special occasion. You can even use them for more than just cookies. Try making a fun-shaped omelet!

Once you’ve finished sprucing up your apartment thanks to these fun ways to reuse aluminum cans, find new ways to make your home more sustainable, like these great ways to use solar energy.

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