The wonderful thing about formula tins is their size. Their size means they are so practical and therefore, easily reused. Better still, when you transform a formula tin, people will never even know what it is!
If you’ve got a couple of old formula tins lying around, it’s time to create something pretty or maybe even something fun!
How to reuse baby formula cans
A formula tin turned ‘pom poms in the hole’ game – Pom Pom Play
I saw this formula tin idea and just had to do it straight away! It’s a 2-minute creation, simply cut holes in the lid and let your child stick coloured pom poms through the hole. My son loved doing this as you can see in the photo below.
Formula Can Plastic Bag Dispenser – Image Source
Isn’t this formula tin transformation genius? The cupboard underneath my kitchen sink has bags stuffed into it, overflowing when the door is opened. This idea is a perfect plastic bag overflow fix!
Formula Tin Noise Making Drums from Indulgy
Forget the mini-drum kit, this is the perfect drum set for toddlers! Simply transform a formula tin with a few brightly coloured balloons and you’re set! Make sure you put some ear plugs in though!
Tin Can Flowers from Luv, Laughter & Happily Ever After
Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a formula tin and a bit of blue paint? This is a fabulous way to bring some instant colour to your garden, verandah or window sill.
Formula Tin Pen & Pencil Caddy – Image Source
Everyone who knows me knows that I have a thing for pens. They are overflowing on my desk and I have a drawer full of them. I think I need to make me a few of these with our leftover formula tins!
Decorative Storage Boxes from Design Improvised
In my effort to adopt some minimalist living tips and have less clutter here and there, I am a huge fan of storing things in baskets and fancy containers. I can see this idea working really well, particularly in the kids’ bedrooms.
Tin Lanterns – Image Source
When I saw these all I could think was, wow! Living in Queensland, Australia, we love sitting on our deck at night and enjoy lots of barbeques. These are certainly one of my favourite DIY outdoor lighting ideas I’ve seen and likely very easy to do.
Shabby Chic Tins from Shabby Chic Inspired
Living in 100 year old workers cottage, I have a bit of a thing for shabby chic. I just love the originality of these upcycled formula tins, it’s formula tin craft at its best. The old sheet music is a particularly nifty idea. You would never know these were old formula tins!
Hanging garden pots – Image Source
Wondering what to do with formula cans? These hanging garden post made of formula cans is the perfect idea for those small on space. If you’ve only got a tiny courtyard with no room for a garden, hang the plants on the wall. Vertical gardens are the in thing these days.
Utensil Holder – Image Source
I think this is a great idea because you can transform the formula tin into a utensil holder that suits your kitchen perfectly. And, when you get sick of it and want a different look, just get another old formula can and make another one with some new material!
How have you been reusing your formula tins?
If you’re looking at reusing formula tins, I’m guessing it’s highly likely you have a child or two (or three, or more…). When you’ve got a chance to have a read next, check out my Mumlife category for some reassurance or my Health & Wellness category if it’s about time you fill your own cup first. Are you a working mum? I’ve got a Career category too!
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