Turn Tin Cans Into Utensil Bins

Looking for a pretty place to stash small kitchen items or herbs? Create cute, custom utensil holders with a few recycled tins cans. Spray paint and craft tape will gussy them up, and S-hooks will keep them hanging in place on a towel bar.
Clever Utensil Storage Idea

Clever Utensil Storage Idea

This cleverly-designed storage rack for kitchen utensils was devised using a simple towel rack, re-purposed cans, and simple hooks. Have easy access to knives, forks and other small implements with this do-it-yourself project!

Materials Needed:

  • tin cans of various shapes and sizes
  • metal-safe drill bit
  • electric drill
  • spray paint in the color(s) of your choice
  • variety of washi tape, stickers and tags
  • scissors
  • safety goggles
  • S-hooks

Drill Holes

Use a metal-safe drill bit to create a hole just below the rim on the back side of each tin can. Tip: Be sure to wear safety goggles when drilling into metal.

Drill Holes into Tin Cans

Drill Holes into Tin Cans

Use a metal-safe drill bit to create a hole just below the rim on the back side of each tin can.

Photo by: Layla Palmer

Layla Palmer

Spray Paint Cans

Turn cans upside down and coat each one with spray paint in the color(s) of your choice.

Spray Paint Cans

Spray Paint Cans

Turn cans upside down and coat each one with spray paint in the color(s) of your choice.

Photo by: Layla Palmer

Layla Palmer

Embellish Cans

Now's the time to get creative! Embellish tin cans with washi tape, stickers or tags. Using temporary embellishments allows you to change up the look at a moment's notice.

Embellishing Utensil Cans with Washi Tape

Embellishing Utensil Cans with Washi Tape

Now's the time to get creative! Embellish tin cans with washi tape, stickers or tags. Using temporary embellishments allows you to change up the look at a moment's notice.

Photo by: Layla Palmer

Layla Palmer

Hang Cans

Hang each tin can from an S-hook onto a towel bar. Fill with utensils, herbs or kitchen tools.

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