Friday, August 3, 2012

fabric can tutorial

This is an easy tute and a great way to add some color to your office desk. I think it would be really cool with cans of various sizes (think Costco-sized bean cans or coffee bean cans)

materials needed:
tin can
scrap fabric (I ironed mine first because it was in pretty bad scrappy shape)
rotary cutter (or scissors)
mod podge
paint brush

1. Rinse can thoroughly and carefully remove paper label.

2. Place removed paper label over scrap fabric and cut out matching piece of fabric.

3. cover entire can in a light layer of mod podge.

4. wrap cut fabric around can evenly.
5. adjust fabric before glue dries.
6. let it dry overnight.

7. enjoy!


  1. So cute! I so need to do this. Visiting from Oz. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. That is so cute! Storage containers have gotten so expensive. Why buy something when you can recycle an object you already have and make it look so good. I would love try this for organizing my daughter's markers and crayons.

  3. thanks for sharing.

  4. Great idea. You could even use a couple more of different sizes and heights and attach them together after the fabric is applied to make a cute desk or kitchen organizer for various sized utensils or other supplies.

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  7. Great idea - I have never tried it with fabric before!

  8. Lovely simple but very cute project!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Oh I love it! I have a tin can on my desk for pens and stuff but it's just blank, no decoration, so this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  10. I've done this with paper before, but never thought of using fabric! Super cute! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  11. That turned out really cool and I like that it's a great way to recycle cans! Thanks for sharing at my party!


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