Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas-Tin Cans Upcycle DIY

So when it comes to Christmas decorations for the house I am the worst. I went to Michaels Saturday night and saw this lady with her buggy full of holiday picks and stems and just humming along to the Muzak Christmas music. She grabbed different bundles of picks and made cute arrangements in her hand. Gosh I wish I was able to have an eye for stuff like that. I lingered around the aisle  where the humming lady was to get a few ideas from her. So her is my quick and easy holiday decor. I used items that I already had in my home. Feel free to use what you have. Let me know if you do something like this. I would love to see your projects.


Clean out empty tin can with soap and water and let air dry completely

remove label

If you know how to crochet make a long chain to fit around the can. I used a thicker yarn for the red can. If you don't know how to crochet you can buy this thicker yarn by Loops and Thread  and wrap it around the can 2X. With the white can above, I used a thinner yarn and it took me forever!

I hot glued the beginning of the chain into the can and started wrapping the entire can all the way to the top

I used 5 picks for each can

This is the can wrapped in yarn

Poke holes into the bottom of the can

Use a hammer and nail to do this

Lastly arrange picks to your liking and you are done

I tied a bow around each can

I think this would look nice on top of the mantel or even on a small table with garland around it. This can also be decorated for any holiday,so start saving your tin cans. I know I am:)



  1. Christina, you make the most beautiful stuff! You are so crafty and I love the sentiment of your homemade Christmas crafts versus store-bought items. You're a great role model for your son and family. I'm so glad that I met you, my sweet friend :)♥

  2. Wow this is so pretty and such a good idea! I make decorations from things I find around the house, also. I may have to try this, thanks for the idea :)


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