It’s been a while since I last shared a craft tutorial. Well, since it’s Christmas and I know a lot of us are trying to get smarter with our money because of this pandemic, I thought that for this year, I would only being making my own decor. In this tutorial, I want to share some very easy DIY projects with you.
This first one is just something that you can put around the house, on shelves, on coffee tables, basically, anywhere that can use a touch of Christmas.
Christmas Tin Can
You will need the following: a used and washed can (this one is from a canned good), Christmas ribbon (recycled, preferably), twine, burlap holly, plastic figs (from an old wreath perhaps), glue gun and plier.
- The first thing that you need to do is to remove any label from the can. Then, bend the sides of the can so that the edges don’t cut you. I also glued some paper twine around the opening for extra protection.
- I got the ribbon and glued this around the can. I glued a second ribbon for contrast (note that you can switch up the colors to suit your overall Christmas theme).
- I then cut a small piece of burlap, about an inch, to hide where the ends of my ribbon were glued.
- Then, I tightly would up some paper twine to glue at the base of then can. This will hold my figs upright.
- I decorated my twigs with a bit of holly first before I stuck them to the bottom of the can.
- Optional: You can add some tulle, or green fruits bags and fashion them as leaves.
- Optional: You can use a white marker to put touches of white on the ends of the fig to make them look like they’ve been snowed on.
I hope that you learned something from this tutorial! For the full tutorial, do head on to the Craft Time Studio – https://youtu.be/0A3n9SoLlh0