You'll stroll the supermarket aisles with fresh eyes once you read this feature presented as an idea generator for home and organization events. And, the best part is these ideas will save you money, highlight a sponsor's product, and save the environment from needless dumping.
Each year, millions of cans find themselves in landfills after only one cycle on the planet as a container of salsa, soda, etc. But if you take a second look you'll see them as tiny works of art with their colors, shapes and styles that got us thinking – can we do something creative and fun with cans?
Our inspiration comes from El Pato products with their salsas in green, red, and yellow cans. There is no paper wrap on these cans, the images are printed directly on the tin. If you find a can with paper wrap - unwrap, wash and use. After hours of experimenting we found that clean cans are unexpected fun as vases, votives and cupcakes. Fill the tins with cake batter and bake for mini can-cakes; scoop ice cream or any creamy delight for dessert. In addition to being cool, you've gone green with the environment and money.
If using El Pato for can-cakes, frost with chili-cinnamon or top with a colorful reposteria cookie or candy. Now all you need is a spoon and dessert is served!