Skip to main content

Metal Can Floral holder upcycled craft

 Hello everyone! I would love to share a quick upcycled craft with you. Today we're taking two metal cans and a paper bag and creating two floral holders. I am using faux floral for this craft as well. This is a simple DIY project. I am using a paper craft design punch out in this craft. 

Metal Can Floral holder upcycled craft

Two metal cans painted light green displaying flowers and decorative paper

Materials such as two metal cans, artificial foliage, flowers, brown paper bag and paint

Materials needed

Two metal cans

Paper bag

Acrylic chalk paint


Faux floral


Hot glue

One craft foam block

Optional- Ruler, pencil, and craft rocks

Two metal cans and paint near paintbrush

Adding paint to the tin cans

Start by taking your paintbrush and applying paint to your metal cans. I usually start by using a thin coat of paint to start with. After, I take my blow dryer and begin to dry between each coat of paint. I applied two coats of acrylic paint to each can. After using your paint, set your cans aside.

Two light green painted cans

Scissors and brown paper bag

Cutting your paper bag

Next, take your paper bag and this is optional, but you can use a ruler to help when deciding how wide you will want your paper to be once you apply it to your can. I went with around two inches for the width. Once you cut out a strip of your paper bag, take it and wrap it around your metal can make any necessary adjustments.

Metal can wrapped with brown paper

Paper punch-out with brown paper

Adding punch-out design

Next, take the paper bag that you have cut, and add it to your design punch out. Line up the end of your paper bag and begin to punch out your design on your paper bag. Continue your design until you get to the end of the paper.

Paper with punch-out design

If you end up with square tabs you can use your scissors to remove them. 

Metal cans painted light green near brown decorative paper with punch-out design

Two metal cans painted light green with brown decorative paper wrapped around bottom

Attaching paper design to tin cans

Next, use hot glue to attach your paper around your metal cans. 

Hand holding foam block over two metal cans

Adding foam blocks into metal cans

After, take two foam blocks and add one to each of your metal cans. You may need to cut your foam block to fit inside the metal cans. Before adding my foam block to my cans, I took a handful of craft rocks and added them to each can. This helped with bringing the foam block higher up in the can and also I wanted to add a little weight to my cans. 

Artificial foliage, flowers and two cans with foam blocks inside

Adding floral and foliage

Next, take your floral and other foliage and begin to insert them into your craft foam blocks.

Two metal cans painted light green displaying flowers and decorative paper
That completes your upcycled floral holder upcycled craft. I love how easy this was to create. This looks lovely displayed in any room. I'm actually adding these to my screened-in porch. I think these will look perfect on my outdoor coffee table.

Two metal cans painted light green displaying flowers and decorative paper

Thanks so much for stopping by!
 Be sure to check out my second blog over at--stephcreatesthingsdiyhomeandcrafts

Pin Share Save

Pinterest pin Two metal cans painted light green displaying flowers and decorative paper


  1. These are adorable, I love a quick and easy upcycling craft and these definitely fit the bill! Thank you for stopping by to share with us at handmade Monday :-)

  2. I love this project. One could use different sized cans to vary the height of their pots/plants and create a display of varying heights. I like too that it could be changed up to match the season or the decor of a particular room.

    1. Laurie, thank you! I also love that idea of using different sized cans to vary the height of the pots/plants. I think that would look lovely. Thank you so much for visiting.

  3. Oh, WOW, I like those!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 118. Pinned.

  4. These are so cute Stephanie! I love the scalloped edges.

    1. Thank you 😊. I really enjoyed how this turned out.

  5. Stephanie, CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 119!

  6. WOW! The paper embellishments are such a game changer! They resemble leather! Love this whole vibe!

    1. Thank you so much! Your comments are always the best. :)


Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. Please know that it is appreciated. I try my best to respond to every comment. If you have a question feel free and ask.

Popular posts from this blog

Eco-Friendly Craft: Create a beautiful Winter Tree Scenery using Cardboard

  Learn how to create a stunning winter tree scenery using eco-friendly materials like cardboard in this DIY craft tutorial. Embrace your creativity and make a beautiful and sustainable decoration for the winter season. I am excited to be participating in the Sustainable Challenge along with a group of fellow bloggers. We will be sharing eco-friendly and sustainable craft ideas. I cannot wait to share my upcycled craft with you all. The theme for this month is Christmas.  For my project, I chose to repurpose some old cardboard. I believe that using household items in crafting is a great choice. Today, I am excited to share with you a beautiful Winter Tree scenery that I created using cardboard and a few other materials. If you're ready, I would love for you to join me and recreate it. Video tutorial Materials needed for your cardboard craft project: Cardboard Acrylic paint Tissue paper Holiday stencils Paintbrush Scissors Mod Podge Faux snow Paper tree template  Any decorations suc

10 Favorite Summer Quotes

As we approach summer, let us cherish these beautiful moments and be thankful. Let's make the most out of each day by living in the moment, embracing our loved ones, spreading kindness, greeting strangers, dancing to our favorite songs, playing with our children, cooking our favorite meals, creating something new, and simply being present. 10 favorite summer quotes to enjoy Do you have a favorite summer quote?  If so, I'd love to know what it is.  Leave a comment below!  May your days be filled with happiness. Pin it for later

Spring Refresh: Mini Clip Photo Frame Hack for Seasonal Decor

  Are you ready to spruce up your living space this spring? If yes, I have an easy and inexpensive DIY project for you. We will use one of Dollar Tree's mini clip photo frames to create a mini spring display that will complement your existing spring decor. This fun craft project can also be added to a tiered tray.  I'll provide you with a full list of materials below. Materials needed Mini clip photo frame Acrylic paint Decorative floral napkin  Mod Podge  Paintbrush Optional paper flower embellishment/magnet for hanging on the refrigerator Letter stamps and stamp ink pad Scissors Step One: Applying Paint to the Photo Frame Start by taking a paintbrush and applying paint to the frame. I chose to paint my frame white. It took me about two coats of paint to give it complete coverage. Set your frame aside and let it dry. Step Two: Cutting the Napkin Use scissors to cut out any floral designs from your napkin that you want to use in your design. I cut a few leaves and mini flowers


Show more


Show more

All content copyright 2010-2024

I kindly request that my photos and words not be taken or used without my permission. If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact me. Additionally, for more information regarding this blog, please refer to the disclosure policy tab located above. Thank you.