I put the vase on our front hall dresser, along with the driftwood canoe that we use as an inbox/outbox for mail. Nothing like fresh flowers to brighten a place up in the winter.
What you’ll need:
- Empty aluminum can, with the lid completely removed and the label peeled off.
- Twine or thin rope. I went with this natural fiber one for a more rustic feel.
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Hot glue the end of the twine to the bottom of your can and begin wrapping it around the can. I added dot of hot glue every few inches.
After I went around the whole can, I noticed that you could still see some of the metal shining through.
I wrapping the twine around the can in another layer, making sure to add more dots of hot glue as I went. At the end, trim the twine and hot glue the end down.
My twine had many stray pieces flying around everywhere, so I used small scissors to trim them off.
I loved the finished project, and had even contemplated using it for storing my pens and markers on my desk. I still may use it for that later on, but I couldn’t get the image of it overflowing with flowers out of my head.
Rather than put the water for flowers right into the can, I found a small glass that fit perfectly inside.
I may end up making several of these in various sizes. They would look great together as a centerpiece.
Antonella @ The Comfortable Home says
That’s a good idea! Very inexpensive too.
Pretty, I love the contrast of the natural twine to the bright fresh alstromeria.
What a pretty idea! You’re right a few together would be a beautiful centerpiece! 🙂
Such a wonderful idea! I just discovered your blog and I’m so glad I did! You are so creative and inspiring.
Molly from littlebittyprettylife.blogspot.com
Thanks Molly! I appreciate you stopping by 🙂
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