Welcome to the next installment in my series on 10 things you can do with a can of tomato sauce!
The supplies for this craft are things you most likely have lying around your home. This is a very inexpensive craft to make!
Fabric (I used 1/16 yard each of two different styles)
I chose two types of fabric. The first layer is tulle, just to break up the lines of the can. The top layer is a light fabric with a pretty design. These can be whatever fabric styles you like!
Be sure you’ve removed the can label in its entirety. The easiest way to do this is to use rubbing alcohol. Let dry completely.
Measure out the fabric. The easiest way to do this is the lay the fabric flat on the table, roll it onto the can, and cut, leaving about an inch overlap. You also need the fabric to be taller than the can, so that you have fabric to turn under on both ends of the can, as seen in the photo below:
With the fabric rolled onto the can, run a line of glue the entire length of the can. Pull the fabric tight, then run your finger down the glue line, adhering the fabric to the can. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Once the glue is dry, fold down the bottom fabric, glue down, and cover with a piece of cardboard. Glue the cardboard in place. I used a smaller piece of cardboard than the can so that it would sit almost flush with the can edge.
Once dry, turn can right side up, then fold down top fabric and glue in place. The easiest way I found to do this is to again run a line of glue down the inside of the can and run your finger through the glue, adhering the fabric to the can.
Let dry thoroughly. I allowed it to dry overnight.
Repeat the gluing process again with the top layer of fabric. Since the bottom of the can would be visible, I wanted to be sure to use something more durable and prettier than cardboard. I chose to use a plastic take out box from Red Lobster. What was perfect about this was that it was plastic, but thin. It was also free. 😉
Fold the fabric over to make a clean edge, glue in place.
Again, allow to dry, then glue the ends in place.
Fold the bottom ends in, apply glue, then apply glue to the plastic bottom, glue in place.
Be sure to stack something heavy on the plastic bottom to get a tight seal.
I used two jars of homemade strawberry jam for this purpose. 🙂
I placed a potted plant into the planter for this photo. I would not, obviously, want to keep the plant in the cover long-term as there is no drainage in the cover. It’s simply to dress up a plant for gift giving.
With Mother’s Day around the corner, this would be a great idea to make a potted plant gift look even more pretty. The can could be used for storage after the plant was removed. What would you store in this planter cover?
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