DIY: Tin Can Vase

5:00:00 PM

Tonights creative post was supposed to be my recipe for 380 calorie chicken quesadillas, but my husband decided he wanted Chinese for dinner. So, of course, I had to come up with something on the fly.

I've had this metal container sitting on top of the refrigerator for some time now. I picked it up the last time I was at target, but I ended up not liking the contents. I knew I wanted to save the container for a future project, and I finally figured out what that project would be!

I've been trying to find and create pieces to go on the bookshelf we've been eyeing and I knew this would fit perfectly! I can't wait to show you how it all comes together in our home tour!

If you're interested in following this tutorial, you will need the following materials:

  • Glue
  • Brush
  • Book pages
  • Scissors
  • Can
  • Water
  • Bowl or cup
  • Filler (flowers, tools, pencils, etc)
  • Ribbon/twine (optional)
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

1. The first thing that I did was mix glue and water into a container. You'll have to pour a little of each until you get the look of the mixture above. 


2. Next, I ripped out three pages from a dollar store book, and cut them to fit the can.


3. You will then need to coat the can in the glue with a brush. 


4. After the entire can is coated in glue, I began placing the pages on the can. You will need to add a little bit of extra glue for overlapping pages.


5. Once the glue has dried, you will add another layer of glue on top of the pages. It will act as a sealant. If you want to speed up the drying process, you can use a hair dryer.


That's all! This five step tin can vase is a super simple and cost effective project. You can dress it up with twine and flowers like I did or you can even screw them into a wooden board to hold craft supplies!



I hope you liked this tutorial! I plan on posting a lot more of them. I'm always interested in hearing what other tutorials you'd be interested in seeing on the blog! Just let me know in the comments!

If you decide to create one of your own, I'd love to see how it comes out! Feel free to tag me in your pictures! :)

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