I like to create unique pieces for a party, patio crafts, vignettes or home decor. These DIY Moss Candle Holders or Vases Made from Tin Cans could not be any easier.
I have been pricing these on floral supply site and each one can run anywhere from $10 to $25 a piece depending on the size. That’s fine, but I like to see how I can use the least amount of money for the biggest impact. How about you?
It’s one of my favorite times when I get to share DIY projects with my blogging friends in the International Bloggers Club. Every month we are given a challenge/project to do with a specific theme. This month is ‘I “Can” Upcycle’. If you remember, these bloggers are from everywhere around the world-South Africa, Canada, Spain, Australia and the U.S.
Each of us have different take on how to use tin cans, aluminum cans, or any other cans in a craft or DIY project. Sounds fun, right! I will have pictures and links to their “Can” ideas at the end of my post. I know you will enjoy each one.
For now, let me see if I “can” get you started on my craft for this month. You like how I did that, huh? I “can” not help myself…Okay, I’ll stop!
What you will need:
empty cans of any size-labels off and completely washed off
mat moss sheets
hot glue gun
hot glue sticks
I decided to use 3 different sizes for variety. But you can use all the same size large or small depending on what you want to use them for.
I found the moss mat sheets at Hobby Lobby. They can also be found at Joann, Michael’s crafts or probably any other craft store.
If you can’t find moss sheets, you can use the same tutorial I did here, with reindeer moss. It takes longer with a similar outcome. It is very messy, but fun, nonetheless.
After measuring each can from top to bottom. Then around the circumference with half an inch extra for overlapping in the back. The moss sheet mats are ready for cutting-using scissors. Although, if you would rather use a rotary cutter, that is fine, too.
Using a hot glue gun carefully adhere the moss mat to the tin can. I say ‘carefully’ because the can WILL get hot.
Gradually pull the moss taught around the can while using glue to attach the moss all the way around the can.
As you can see in the photo above, the width of the moss mat is cut larger than the can by just a 1/16th of an inch. This is perfectly fine. It you want to be more precise, that’s great, as well.
The picture above shows that there will be a small overlapping seam in the back.
Once each tin can is covered in the moss, you are ready to style them. You can use them as vases filled with fresh or faux flowers for a Spring or Summer party.
A baby or bridal shower, or even charming enough for wedding reception decorating.
If you turn them upside down, they are just as functional as candle holders. And oh, so unique and beautiful. (As always, keep real flames away from other flammable objects.)
Each one is just as gorgeous as inside decor as it is outside on your porch.
I hope you have enjoyed my DIY Moss Candle Holders or Vases Made from Tin Cans. Really so simple and yet so effective for a fresh, fun and elegant style.
Now for more tin can recycling inspiration be sure to follow the links below from my friends from the International Bloggers Club.
Aluminum Can Wall Hanging from Unique Creations By Anita
Upcycled Tin Can Pull Toy Llama designed by A Crafty Mix
DIY Can Craft by Birdz of a Feather
Upcycled Tin Can Wind Chimes created by The Interior Frugalista