If plants could read, they'd definitely be inspired to grow by this wall hanging. A designer from VivaTerra managed to get his hands on misprinted cans from several different factories. The printing on them is crooked or incomplete but that doesn't make them garbage when viewed from the eye of an upcycler. These items definitely show that one person's garbage is another's treasure. The designer has re-purposed these cast off cans into a range of colorful products that are definitely worth taking a peek at.
This watering can made of misprint cans is as durable as the more traditional stainless steel watering cans. The real difference is that instead of consuming more metal to make the can, this can takes metal out of the landfills and recycling centers and puts it to use. The labels on the cans add color and life to what is normally a strictly utilitarian piece. I love the way that the cans look from a distance. You only see color and pattern until viewed more closely. Then the true beauty of the can is revealed when their previous life is realized.
These re-purposed lanterns could help you rock the Casbah at a summer barbecue. The misprinted can sheet metal gives the lanterns a colorful Moroccan feel that is only accentuated with the perforations on the sides. A votive candle is placed inside to light up the night and the lantern's previous life is completely obscured.
Hopefully, products like these will inspire you to think twice before throwing something in the trash. Who knows what beauty may be lying at the bottom of your trash can?