Hey girl, hey! Have y’all tried this craft before? I’ve seen it going around Pinterest and wanted to try it out! It’s a first for me, but when it came to the flower arranging, girl, I was hanging on tight to my seat on the struggle bus! But we got it done, and I think it turned out so purdy! Here’s the video, and thanks to our friends who helped with that whole floral situation!
Cans! This large mandarin orange one is 6 lbs 10 oz, and came from Costco. The smaller one (above) is just a regular can from the grocery store that had pears in it, probably 14 ounces.
Dollar Tree: florals and greenery
Hobby Lobby: Rejoice napkin
Walmart: Bunny napkin
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Stash: Wooden spools, raffia
Thrifted: 16 gauge aluminum utility wire (for handle)
Let’s make it!
I started with the first can by removing the label.
The cans need to have the same top and bottom. Don’t use the cans with rounded bottoms because you need to be able to remove it with a can opener.
Here ya go!
One method is to hammer one end, leaving the top open.
The top will have an oval shape, and the can has now formed a pocket.
TIP: Watch for sharp metal edges! Just use some pliers to press them in so you don’t get cut on them.
TIP: Put the seam of the can towards the back.
This little napkin came from Hobby Lobby. You always want to separate the ply, and some napkins have three ply. This one only had two.
First, I painted my can with Debi’s Design Diary White Swan, then I brushed on the Mod Podge.
Finally, I laid the single ply napkin over the can and it fit just right!
TIP: Use Iron Orchid Designs transfers instead of napkins.
I added some floral foam, greenery and a flower, then hot glued twine on the back for a hanger. Notice the twine is also supported by a piece of a craft stick. I could have drilled holes in the sides of my can, but my drills weren’t charged. This worked just as well!
Now let’s make the large can!
Again, I used the can opener and smoothed out any sharp edges with pliers.
I used the same steps here as with the small one, with a few exceptions. At the suggestion of our friends, instead of hammering I just put the can on the floor and stepped down on it. It worked great!
Then I painted the can with Debi’s Design Diary White Swan, and used one ply of the bunny napkin.
The napkin was just a little short on the sides, so I added a piece of the leftover napkin and it blended right in!
I folded the napkin under the bottom and used Mod Podge to adhere it.
Here she is, y’all! It’s hard to tell where I pieced my napkin!
I love to find these wooden sewing spools at thrift stores! I decided they would be great as a handle on this large project.
To create the handle, I just put the spools on and then wrapped the wire around a paint brush to make it curly. That keeps the spools in place.
Time for the flowers! I hot glued floral foam into the can, and started arranging the flowers and greenery.
TIP: Use moss or tissue to fill bottom of can.
I had lots of help from our friends when it came to arranging the flowers! The Happy Easter floral pick and the raffia helped to bring it all together. I also added a bit of lace trim to the top and bottom edges.
Ideally, I would add the hanger through holes drilled in the sides, but for the sake of time, I used E-6000 and hot glue to put it on.
This was a fun craft to try, y’all! Let me know in the comments how you might create a similar project. I appreciate each and every one of you!
Thanks for stopping by,