How-To make pretty cans to use throughout your home
|The can I made this morning|
|Cans I made for the start of spring|
Let's get started!....
Step 1: Find any empty can around your house. Canned veggie or soup cans are a great size. I found this espresso can in our freezer (of course) so that's what I'll use today...
|Steps 1 and 2: find a can and measure it!|
Step 2: Measure the height of your can from the bottom lip to the top lip. My espresso can measured 5" tall.
Step 3: Find yourself some great patterned paper in your stash, and cut it at the height of your can (So I cut a strip at 5 inches)
|Step 3: Cut your paper... isn't this paper so cute?!|
|Step 4: Wrap the paper and tape!|
Or for bonus points...
Step 5: Decorate the paper with whatever embellishments you have around. I attached some bling rhinestones and buttons to the centers of the flowers. You can use ribbons, glitter, stickers, stamps... anything you want to get the look you need
|Step 5: embellish! All finished!|
You're really finished! Just figure out what you want to put in your tin. These would be easy storage for your craft area, and you can make it to match anything you want. I could use this tin to hold all my writing markers, or maybe to hold my summer pinwheels from last week's How-To.
This is such an easy craft with endless options, and this is definitely kid friendly!
Have fun! What do you use your storage cans for? (I also have ones full of beer bottle caps and wine corks, ha)