Upcycled Cans for Fall Decor DIY Tutorial
Good Day fellow crafters,
- 4 cleaned cans
- 4 colors of paint (I used acrylic)
- Burlap Ribbon
- Lace Ribbon (I'm sorry but I can't find a link to this exact one, you should be able to find it at your craft store in the ribbon aisle)
- Orange Ribbon
- Alphabet Stencils (I used these ones from Martha Stewart, they include the little flower designs that are on my ribbons)
- Burlap/Lace Flower pin
- Hot glue & HG gun
- Measure your cans circumference and cut your ribbons according to that measurement.
- Next, paint your cans. I used about two or three coats on each can letting them dry in between coats.
- While your cans are in between drying sessions, paint the letters F A L L onto your 4 burlap ribbon strips in black.
- Let those dry and paint your second coat onto the cans. While cans are drying again, add your flowers and floral design to your burlap ribbons. Feel free to add pumpkins or whatever shape best suits your style.
- Now, after your cans and ribbons are painted to your liking and dried, it's time to add the ribbons to the can. Using your hot glue gun, glue your lace ribbon near the top of the can. I wanted color to show on the top so I left room for that.
- Place your orange ribbon on top of the lace and glue over.
- For the burlap, you only want to glue the tips to the back. If you notice in my notes, if you glue in the front, the glue will be visible when it's dry and it's not as clean looking.
- Once your ribbons are glued on, add your flower pin by hot gluing the heck out of it and sticking it to your F can.
- Now fill them with flowers, fall decor, herbs, or just leave them be.
- You can hot glue your burlap ribbon to the orange ribbon, however note that the glue will show through even when dried (notice the F can) For a cleaner look follow my directions. 🙂
Be sure to snap a photo & hashtag #omlivin during or after making this tutorial! I would love to know how it turned out for you!
What fun I had making this craft! As of right now they are up on my shelf near my front door, so I can see them every day! I plan on putting some fall flowers in them and bringing them outside once the fall equinox gets here!
Question of the Day:
What will you put into your DIY Fall decor cans? Let me know in the comments down below!
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Written By: Ashleigh Nicole
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