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15 Nifty Uses for Upcycling Baby Formula Tins

If you formula feed, you know all about the tins.They look so handy and the contents were used so quickly! They cost you near-on $20 but most of us end up just throwing them away.  Here are some fabulous uses for Formula Tins!

Kids Stationery Storage

Colourful desk organizers with recycled cans ... get creative and use different kind of containers in the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen ~m

Via Jamie from The Crafting Chicks.com

Keep Your Old Single Use Plastic Bags in One

This is a great place to squeeze all your old plastic bags into one place.  You can even cut a small hole in the top you can pull them out like tissues!

Round Up: 9 Cool & Creative Uses for Old Coffee Cans. The one pictured here I love--Perfect to toss in the car as we enter into soccer season--I always wish I had extra plastic bags on hand for trash, muddy soccer boots, wet socks, etc.

Image Via House of Grace

Great for Kitchen storage

Foods in the pantry, like coffee (keeps them very fresh), small toys, laundry powder, pens, possibilities are endless. If you make your own wipes, the tin keeps them very fresh.

Formula tin, spray paint and thin black ribbon cut from the hanger ribbons inside T-shirts! This makes me (and my utensils) very happy :-)

Image Via Pinterest

Make them into a Bespoke Vase

I adore what they have done here.  Using a formula tin as a base, glue some like-sized twigs around the outside of the tin, secure with some paper twine and pop in some flowers.  Cheap, cheerful and just gorgeous!

Image Via The PUrple Martin.Blogspot.com


Shabby Vintage Tin Can Craft

Image Via Fox Hollow Cottage


Kids Storage for Hot Wheels Cars or Barbie Clothing

Grab one of the lids from a baby wipes pack and cut it out carefully.  Cut a suitable hole from the top of the formula tin and glue on the hinged lid.  You now have a nifty container perfect for hiding your secret stash!

Formula / milk powder tin + baby wipes packet lid = fun for baby & toddler!

Or a Place to Keep the Kids Lego

Decorate the tin in Lego yellow, add a face and you have a perfectly sized Lego storage unit!

Homemade Lego people container made from an empty baby formula container.

Image Via Pinterest

They Can Be Turned Into a Christmas Table Decoration

Made this Holiday decoration from an empty formula can and items from the dollar store!

Image Via Pinterest


Or a Beautiful Punch Tin Can Lantern

Upcycled Craft Ideas for Valentines Day. Learn how to make an adorable tin lantern from an upcycled tin can! These easy DIY lanterns are made from just two recycled craft supplies: a tin can and a wire coat hanger. Perfect for rustic wedding, Valentines Day or a romantic décor. The Art Of Up-Cycling: repurposed tin cans to lanterns.

Image Via BrenDid.com


or a Tin Can Lantern Christmas Decoration

50 Beautiful Christmas Home Decoration Ideas From Martha Stewart

Image via Family Holiday.net

A Cutlery Caddy Made of Upcycled Formula Tins – Genius!

Learn how to make a Tin Can Caddy that can be used as a cutlery or stationary and craft holder. It has so many uses! Watch the video tutorial too.

Image Via Madame Criativa

Stack Them to Make a Shoe Rack

Upcycled formula tins are the perfect size for kids shoes – just use a bit of glue or tape to stack them up and they look fantastic!

Finally a use for empty formula cans and! A place for all those little shoes!!!! Whoo hoo!!!

Image Via Mommyish.com

Build a Vertical Garden

Drill a few holes in the bottom and sides and use as a pot plant. Store larger seedlings, bulbs and pips/pods from fruit to dry out.

Vertical garden made from old pallet sanded back and painted black & formula tins spray painted silver.

Create a Unique Light Fixture

Homemade Recycled Aluminum Can Light Fixture | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Image Via California Light Fixture Art

Get Crafty

Kids love decorating these tins, you can use paint, paper, stickers or glue to stick feathers, felt, paper just about any other crafty thing to them.

10 Uses For The Empty Formula Cans Sitting In Your Recycling Bin

Image Via Mommyish.com

For Dad’s Bits and Bobs in the Shed

Perfect for Dad’s/hubby’s bits and bobs. He can store things like nails, nuts and bolts etc from the shed. Perfect idea for a homemade Fathers Day gift.

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A Bird Feeder

Bird feeder. A simple bird feeder using an old plastic-lidded tin.

Image Via Happy Go Lucky


Got some more great ideas on how to upcycle formula tins?

15 Nifty Uses for Upcycling Baby Formula Tins

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