Crafts that can be made from farm milk cans include a planter, an umbrella stand and a dried flower arrangement. Thrifty Fun's website presents a painted can that holds a vase or flower pot. Either cut flowers or live plants can rest inside the container.
Different Dog shows how to make a patio umbrella stand from a milk can. The crafter places a PVC pipe as tall as the can into its center, and then fills the can with sand or gravel. The handle of a patio umbrella sits inside the PVC. His Heart and Home shows how to arrange seasonal dried or imitation flowers and plants inside a milk can.