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Recycled Art: 10 products made from recycled aluminum cans

beer can car

The ubiquitous aluminum can has many applications beyond packaging. Thanks to the innovation of some artists who know just how to reuse something that is perhaps nothing more than a waste product. It is a unique raw material which has many expressions of creativity.

There is not just one, difficult to fathom, use, there are a plenty. Here are a few for people to read and wonder just how could that be!

1. Aluminum can bag


Ever imagined that the seemingly useless aluminum can tabs could be reused. Most of us would prefer to discard the used aluminum can tabs. Elegant bags can be crafted by artists using these can tabs. Now, this is something that can sure make heads turn.

2. Houses constructed by cans


Even those of us with the wildest of imagination would find it hard to imagine that aluminum cans, post their use, can give shape to and adorn a place of dwelling. These cans, just the way these are or after being cut into specific shapes can bring alive the outdoors as well as the interiors. All that is needed is a creative eye and the will to do something extraordinary out of things assumed to be ordinary.

3. Aluminum can art

Can art

Art is often known to be awe-inspiring and beyond what people can think of. Many a times it creates magic that is spell binding and goes way ahead of the bounds of people’s realm of thoughts and belief. Aluminum can art takes us into a landscape of creativity, which is beyond our imagination.

4. Underwear made from aluminum can


In a bid to exhibit that nothing is beyond imagination, artists have gone a step ahead and brought to people something that is creative but amusing nonetheless. Not meant for actual usage, but just an extension of what art can churn out, coming to astonish people is, ahem, lingerie given shape to out of cans that find no use but a place in the waste bags.

5. Aluminum can boat


Thousands of used cans can be put together to create a boat. Now, this thing finds practical use and can very well be an article of amusement at a museum. So, it is not just recycling that is apt for cans which is available in plenty once the contents have been relished.

6. Mustang made by cans
Now, this one is really meant for exhibition. Taking creativity to another level, this sure packs a punch. You cannot help but marvel at the breath taking sight of a Mustang replica crafted out of emptied beer cans.

7. Aluminum can sandals


It is no secret how much women love their stilettos. No surprise then that apart from the other unbelievable uses, aluminum cans have been used in crafting and bedecking of stilettos. These may not be the most comfortable for women to wear and flaunt, but it is an instance of a craftsman’s creative juices flowing and coming up with something extraordinarily pleasing.

8. Bike made by aluminum cans


For people who love to show off their prized possessions, the bikes, here’s something more. What about a bike bedecked with beer cans? This may not be the most breath taking of sights but nonetheless unusual.

9. Beer can robot


Robots are machines that are meant to automate tasks and to leave us room for using our energies elsewhere. What if these machines did not require a lot of investment but could be crafted out of cans meant for recycling? This would be economical and of course, would make life easier.

10. Surfboard made of beer cans

Surf board

If boats could be embellished using waste cans, could surfboards be far behind? This is not meant just for a visual treat. It is the only Surfboard of its kind, which consists of 72 beer cans.

So, next time you see a waste aluminum can lying about, you would realize that it has many applications.

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