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Top Ideas on How to Upcycle and Reuse Cannabis Tins

By Danyal Swan February 20, 2023
Ways to Upcycle Your Cannabis Tin Packaging

Why throw away such an adorable little tin when you are done with your cannabis mints or pre-rolls?

Instead, why not reuse or upcycle them?

Upcycling is the latest and greatest way to reduce your carbon footprint while maximizing small pieces in your life.

We thought this was such a great idea we asked around and collected a list of 100 different uses for your cannabis tins...

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In the Office 

  • Staples
  • Thumb tacks
  • Push pins
  • Clothing pins
  • Computer chips
  • Rubber bands
  • Batteries


  • Bag ties
  • Matches 
  • Birthday candles 
  • Leftover condiments 
  • Spices 
  • Small candies
  • Toothpicks


  • Headphones
  • Guitar pics 
  • Adapters 
  • Chargers

On the Go 

  • Gum
  • Floss
  • Breath spray 
  • Keys 
  • Tissues
  • Tampons
  • Loose change
  • Cash

Art Supplies 

  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pencil Lead
  • Erasers
  • Stickers 
  • Chalks 
  • Crayons
  • Stamps
  • String
  • Glitter
  • Beads
  • Thimble
  • Buttons
  • Nails
  • Screws
  • Needles
  • Thread
  • Paints

In the Bathroom 

  • Hair pins 
  • Barrettes 
  • Hair bands 
  • Safety pins 
  • Earrings 
  • Chapstick 
  • Cotton balls 
  • Medicine 
  • Band-Aids 
  • Soaps
  • Rings
  • Bracelets 
  • Necklaces
  • Razors
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Cannabis Related 

  • Filters
  • Device chargers
  • Dab nail 
  • Lighter 
  • Vape cart
  • Alcohol pads 
  • Roach clips
  • Quartz Pearls
  • Small joint holders
  • Hemp wick
  • Rolling papers
  • Filters

Random Items and Collectables

  • Small love notes 
  • Fortunes
  • Stones
  • Shells
  • Dice
  • Birthday candles 
  • Leftover candle wax
  • Pokemon pins
  • Pokemon cards
  • Small collectable items
  • Snacks
  • Small post-its
  • Fishing supplies
  • Stickers


  • First aid kit for your purse, laptop bag, diaper bag, or car!
  • Survival kit 
  • Urban Survival kit
  • Vacation 
  • Sewing kit
  • Small Fishing kit
  • Travel Cocktail kit
  • Cannabis - Dab Kit
  • Cannabis - Flower Kit 
  • Cannabis - Vape Kit
  • Office on the go kit
  • Beauty Kit 
  • Spice kit
  • Party favors
  • The ultimate Mini Stash Box
  • Your own hand-rolled joints or pre-stuffed cones
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Upcycling Cannabis Packaging Pins

Ready to Go Green? Vote for Your Favorite Cannabis Tin Upcycling Idea 

There are so many ways to reuse your cannabis tins - 100, to be exact! And tins are the only cannabis packaging upcycling option - try using your flower jars for cotton balls or your own small plants (basil, anyone?), or even to store extra seasonings you mix from scratch.

There’s lots of buzz around cannabis waste - but together, we can rewrite the story. Let us know what tin cannabis packaging upcycling idea you like the most. Vote now!

Digital Content Manager for MÜV Florida and Zen Leaf Dispensaries. A cannabis connoisseur with a passion for explaining the miraculous possibility of the plant, Swan began her journey with cannabis as a recreational user and quickly realized its positive impact on her depression and severe anxiety. She joined the cannabis industry as Receptionist and MedTender and witnessed first-hand the immense potential of the plant for a wide variety of ailments, deepening her passion for alternative medicine. Swan is dedicated to self-education on the plant and sharing its potential with all. She holds a Journalism degree from the University of Iowa.

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