7 amazing things you can do with a Pringles can

Some of these are quite useful!

2y ago

If your household is anything like mine, then I'm sure you will go through a fair amount of Pringles. While they taste good, they are also a little annoying to force into the bin without pulling a muscle in places you didn't think you could.

With this in mind, I decided to try and find seven inventive and useful ways to utilise an old Pringles can. It so happens that it is actually pretty easy, so here we go.

Bird Feeder

Why not do your bit for nature and give back? Once you are done with your Pringles can, you can cover it in peanut butter and sprinkle some seeds on it. This provides a great deal of food for birds in your garden. You can attach it some string and hang it up on a tree too.

DIY Vase

Instead of going out to buy a vase which can sometimes be quite expensive, why not just glue some rocks onto your Pringles can? It is a great cost effective way to have a good looking vase. Just don't do it wrong, it could look crap.

Pringles Speaker

You can make this as easy or as challenging as you want. You could simply just cut a hole in the standard can, or you could decorate it like the one in the photo.

Food Storage Containers

While this may sound simple, you'll be surprised by how many people don't try this. If you are trying to reduce the amount of plastic you waste or you just need more storage, then this is the only thing you can do. Just cover up the logo and label it in any way you want.

Paint Roller Tray/Tube

We have all been there. You are wanting to paint a wall in your house but are not wanting to buy all the bits for it, because let's face it, we're lazy. This way is simple. All you need to do is fill it with paint and use it as a sort of paint pot to dip your roller in to.

Hair band Holder

I can't say that this is one which applies to me (or especially Tim Rodie for that matter) but the Pringles can looks to be a great tube to hold rubber/hair bands. I can imagine they get lost very easily if you don't have a designated spot for them.

DIY Advent Calendar

Every year, my grandmother likes to make my brother and I a personalised advent calendar which is very sweet. Currently, she has a ready bought template which she uses but this would work just as well, of not better (the more room the better). This is simply just 24 Pringles tubes taped together and acts as a sort of pigeon hole method. Now, I don't know many people with 24 Pringles cans lying around but if you can muster this many, then go for it.

Will you be trying any of these?

If so, which ones?

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Comments (11)

  • I do not recommend the hair band holder one. It will stretch your ties and render them useless in literally no time.

      2 years ago
  • You can also go around bashing your cousins on the head with it when they least suspect, until it gets taken off you.

      2 years ago
    • This must have been why you always found coal in your stocking on Christmas Day.

        2 years ago
    • I got up early and slipped other people's stocking contents into mine.

        2 years ago
  • Like every idea! Thank you very much

      2 years ago
  • You can make a rudimentary telephone out of two plus some string.

      2 years ago
    • That’s a good point. I made those all the time as a young boy! (Well, younger than I am now)

        2 years ago
    • It’s also a great place to hold some 10mm sockets...

        2 years ago
  • I put crisps in them.

    No-one seems to notice.

      2 years ago