I took a can washed it out, dried it and then painted it. I let it dry over night and then I hot glued some stones onto it. (I found this can idea on pintrest, (I think). It's been forever since I've seen it.)
Anyway, then I posted pictures of the cans on fb and asked my friends what ideas they had for my cans. I got some really good responses, such as planting a herb garden, and making them teacher gifts as a pencil holder, or flower pens. I asked the kids if they liked the pen idea and here's the finished look.