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Tin Can Vase DIY for Fall

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Do you have some extra tin food cans lying around waiting to be recycled? Why not repurpose them into a tin can fall vase instead? Keep reading for full instructions on a frugal DIY decor idea for your home.

tin can vase

At the beginning of the pandemic, we stocked up on a lot of canned goods because we had no idea what was going to happen. To be honest, I’m glad our stay-at-home order wasn’t extremely long because I was getting sick of green beans and corn.

One night while I was pouring a can of green beans into a pot to cook, I kept thinking, “What can I do with this can?”

Yes, I am that person. Don’t judge. (And don’t watch the TV show Hoarders because I might be on there one day with a house full of household items that I will repurpose “someday”.)

Finally, after some careful thought, I decided to turn that green bean can into a tin can vase!

How to make a tin can vase

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What you need:

  • Empty and clean tin can – such as green beans or corn
  • Craft paint in white and black
  • Paintbrush
  • Burlap ribbon (I got mine at Dollar Tree)
  • Thinner ribbon (similar here)
  • Wooden pumpkin sticker from Dollar Tree
  • Raffia (Also from Dollar Tree)
  • Hot glue gun (my favorite one here)

What you do:

Step 1

Make sure your can is clean and dry before you start!

After cleaning the tin can, paint it white (or whatever color you choose). I just used regular craft paint for this and painted the entire outside of the can.

I painted mine with two coats, but one coat is fine, too. It just depends on how you want it to look.

Step 1 - Paint the can

Step 2

After the paint from the first step has dried, paint the top and bottom rims of the can black. This is an optional step and for some reason, I forgot to take a picture of it. But, you can see it in the next step.

Step 3

Step 3

I found this cute burlap ribbon at Dollar Tree a while back. The lace in the center just stood out to me and I thought it was so pretty!

Put 2 dots of hot glue on the back of your tin can vase where the ends of the burlap ribbon will go. Wrap the burlap around the entire can, and hot glue it to the top of the ribbon on the backside of the can where you started.

Here you can see the top of bottom rims of the tin can vase painted black.

Step 3 - Add burlap ribbon

Step 4

This is another optional step, but I wanted to dress up my burlap ribbon a little more. To do that, I wrapped a thinner piece of green checked ribbon around the center of the burlap.

Step 4 - add another layer of thinner ribbon to your tin can vase

Step 5

To add the pumpkin decoration to the tin can vase, I used a small wooden pumpkin sticker that I had leftover from a Dollar Tree DIY project that I made last year. The sticker wasn’t very sticky so I used a little bit of hot glue to get it to stay.

Step 5 - add a wooden pumpkin

Step 6

For a cute little touch, hot glue a small bow made out of raffia to the top of the pumpkin, just under the stem.

Step 6 - add a raffia bow

Step 7

Finally, add some faux mums from Dollar Tree to your tin can vase and add it to your fall decor.

Add faux fall flowers

Making a tin can vase for fall is such a frugal way to use up those tin cans. And it looks so pretty with the rest of the fall decor!

Fall diy home decor

Click here to see how I made the Welcome Fall sign out of a repurposed Dollar Tree sign.

Have you ever repurposed a canned food can into something else? I’d love to know what you did with it!

Looking for more fall DIY’s? I recommend these:
No-Sew Fall Pillows
Fall Candle Holder
Pumpkin Patch Sign

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Tin Can Vase for Fall


Thank you for sharing!

Michelle

Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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60 Comments

  1. Michelle you’re so funny, I doubt that I’ll see you on the hoarders show, and if yes, it’ll be you showing off all your creations LOL. I love this little vase, it’s perfect. xo

    1. Haha!! Than you so much!!! 😀

  2. LOL, don’t worry, I am not judging. In fact, I am in awe. I would never have thought of this. And actually, I would never have wondered what I could do with the can in the first place. I think it is amazing that you re-purpose so many things. It is wonderful. We all need to be better about this, and help save the environment. I love what you did with the can. It came out beautifully. And you can never go wrong when fall and pumpkins are involved!

    1. Thank you so much! And thanks for not judging. LOL!! Since the pandemic, I’ve been seeing things around my house in a whole new way. 😀

  3. It is so cute and a good way to recycle the tin cans too.😊 👍

    1. Thank you so much! And yes, I agree! 😀

      1. You are welcome. 🤗

  4. It such a lovely fall vase!

    1. Thank you so much!

  5. I just love taking something we normally throw away and making something pretty out of it. Great job!

    1. It is really fun to repurpose things we already have. Thank you!!

  6. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    I don’t judge ya!

    1. Aww!! Thank you!! 😀

  7. This vase looks amazing!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  8. Michelle, you are quite creative and resourceful! Great job on the green bean can!!

    1. Thank you so much!

  9. I like your passion about art.

    1. Thank you so much!!!

      1. My pleasure.🌺

  10. Super cute vase!🎃

    1. Thank you so much!! 🙂

  11. 🤣 You crack me up! I loved that, “Yes, I am that person.” No worries, I adore your creative side, Michelle. No judgment here!

    Seriously? You made this adorable decoration out of a green bean can? You are unreal. I absolutely love it. By the way, praising God that you can eat more than green beans and corn too. Yikes! I know we are blessed to be eating because many people don’t have that luxury. Still though – this year has surely made us appreciate what we might have taken for granted before, right?

    Another adorable DIY. I love it! And I love ya too my friend! 💕

    1. Haha! Thanks for not judging! 😀
      I agree – This year has definitely given us a reason to look at what we have and thank God for providing. I hope others start seeing that now, too.

  12. cdloken says:

    This is such a cute project, Michelle! Frugul but fantastic!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  13. Be honest, how many of these tin can vases did you make??? 😉😊

    1. Just one. And then one more. And maybe another, but shhhh… HAHA!!

  14. Truly a fun vase to welcome fall.

    1. Thank you so much!!

  15. Great DIY ❤

    1. Thank you so much!!

  16. Beautiful and Pretty Michelle!!

    Love ya, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

    1. Thank you so much!! ❤️

  17. I love this and using different ribbon adds great texture.

    Cindy

    1. Thank you! It’s always fun to repurpose things we already have at home. 🙂

  18. How cute, I especially like you layers of cute ribbons.

    1. Thank you so much!

  19. So many possibilities to decorate!

    1. Yes, I agree! 🙂

  20. Ahhh that turned out cute!! I was laughing about your being on the hoarders show!😂😂😂 love it!!

    1. Thank you so much! 😂 I’m pretty sure I’ll be on there someday!

  21. This is such a fabulous and frugal Fall decor idea. It’s sooo adorable!

    1. Thank you so much!

  22. That’s a cute FALL decor! You make everything cute!

    1. Thank you so much! You’ve made my day!

  23. Love that idea!!

    1. Thank you so much!

  24. Beautiful and cute DIY Michelle !! 👌💕

    1. Thank you so much!

  25. Brilliant. Ive donated my cuttings in them to deserving friends. Budget friendly and innovative. 🌺 🌻 🤗

    1. Thank you! How thoughtful of you! They do make a great gift! 🙂

  26. What adorable upcycle with this tin can.

    1. Thank you so much!

  27. I know that so well, I keep the most random things swearing I’ll repurpose them one day. My boyfriend helped me move house a few weeks ago and he couldn’t believe the number of bags I had to transport haha

    1. Haha! I’m so glad I’m not the only one!! Congratulations on your move! 🙂

  28. This is so cool!!🍂🍁🍂🍁

    1. Thank you so much, neighbor! 🤗

      1. You’re very welcome dear friend!❣

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