The Advent calendar is made with recycled cans. Make sure to completely clean the cans before you use them for the project. First, spray-paint the outside of the cans. Once they're dry, drill holes in the sides of the cans near the top. Take the pieces of wire and stick each end through the holes in the cans, bending the wire so that it creates a handle. Add a spiral on the each end of the wire by wrapping it around a pencil. The white-vinyl numbers in the pictures were cut on a Silhouette machine, but any set of numbered stickers would work.
Looking for a pretty place to stash small kitchen items or herbs? Create cute, custom utensil holders with a few recycled tin cans. Spray paint and craft tape will gussy them up, and S-hooks will keep them hanging in place on a towel bar.