How to make a cute vase from a tin can. And why do you want to make a cute vase from a tin can, right? Because it is cute and looks nothing like a tin can when you are done. It can also hold pencils and pens or small paint brushes. So it is not only a great rustic looking vase but a stylish way to be organized.And why do you want to make a cute vase from a tin can? Because it is cute and looks nothing like a tin can when you are done. Click To Tweet
Now it is so rare that I eat canned food. Not too long ago it just so happened I decided to make salmon patties for dinner. Naturally, the can was tossed in the recycle bin. Then I was reading Deborah’s tutorial about using a tee shirt to cover a can. Her inspiration can be seen at Salvage Sister and Mister. My idea popped into my head, fortunately before I put the recycle bin at the curb. So I fished it out and washed it to remove the traces of the salmon. I could have used a cat food can but they are smaller than what I wanted to do, although now that I think of it maybe I should do the same technique on it a cat food can. It makes a good paper clip holder.
As with projects done on the fly some of the steps were done in the wrong order. So I will tell you how I should have done it. I should have cut piece of fabric to cover the bottom of the can to give it a nice finish. Go ahead and trace the bottom of the can on the material with a pencil. Cut it out and set it aside.
Tie the jute twine and cotton twine together. Then start from the bottom run a bead of glue on the edge. Don’t put the knot in the glue, leave it dangling. Press the jute twine and cotton twine along the edge. Use the popsicle stick to push the jute twine and cotton twine down and to scrape off excess glue. Glue and wrap the twines around the can. Wrap the cotton twine and jute twine together, twist and turn it. Go back to the areas where the can shows through. You want it to have an imperfect look. Once the two twines are started on the can go ahead and cut off the knot.
Continue to wrap the can until you reach the top. Go ahead and glue the cotton twine and jute twine along the lip of the can so there is not a rough edge. Clip them off.
Glue the piece of fabric to the bottom of the can. I did this after the fact. Don ‘t do what I do. Take the string and twine and tie them together, glue around the can to hide the raw edge of the material. Don’t forget to clip off the knot once you start gluing around the can.
After all that is done, brush Mod Podge on the can. It can be a step you can skip but I do it so I know the twine and string will hold.
Isn’t it amazing how simple household items can be changed into a cute vase or pencil holder? I usually upcycle jars, this project is one of my favorites. Now I have a new medium to play with And this is how to make a cute vase from a tin can. Do you think it is something you will try? It took me about an hour or so for the large can. The cat food can was finished in no time.
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Tin Can (any size) Small Piece of Fabric
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