Decorative ribbon transforms a coffee can into a beautiful vase or flower pot for your home.
STUFF YOU HAVE
- Tape measure
- Medium to large empty can such as a coffee can
STUFF YOU NEED
- Assortment of cloth ribbon (95¢; ribbonbazaar.com)
- Glue that can adhere cloth to metal, such as Elmer's Craft Bond Ultra Stix All Clear ($7; amazon.com)
TOTAL COST $2.45
Step 1: Measure height of can. Choose an assortment of ribbons, making sure their total width roughly equals height of vase. You might have to cheat a bit, leaving some space between ribbons. Cut ribbons so they are long enough to wrap around can with ¼″ to spare.
Step 2: Apply a bead of glue along back of one piece of ribbon; align it with bottom edge of can and wrap it around, gluing one end over other. Repeat until can is covered, starting each ribbon in the same place so you create a uniform seam.
Tip: Keep the exterior of the vase dry by using a watering can with a narrow spout to add water.