DIY: Recycled Cans For Thrifty Gifting

Welcome back to the May Arts Blog!  We’re getting ready for the busy holiday season with a few gifts that won’t break the bank, involve food (because everyone loves it!) and uses recycled material.  You can involve the kids in this one too!

The best part is that with a variety of May Arts Ribbon on hand, you can go from festive…

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to elegant in no time at all.

Recycled Cans for Thrifty Gifting

(Wouldn’t these be great for New Year’s or as wedding favors?)

All you need are some clean empty cans, a supply of May Arts ribbons, some Scor-Tape, floral foam, hot glue and some cake pops.

I adore gold spray paint so I painted one of my cans prior to adding the ribbon.  If spraying your cans, allow the paint to dry thoroughly before applying the Scor-Tape.  Once the can is covered with tape, layer the ribbons over the tape.  If necessary, add a dab of hot glue to secure the ends.

Place some hot glue in the bottom of the can, and then insert a piece of floral foam that has been cut to fit. Add you cake pops and you have a substantial gift for literally pennies!

Recycled Cans for Thrifty Gifting

So start making your gift list and save those empty cans!

By Charlene Driggs


Partners in Craft Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

  • Empty tin cans
  • Floral Foam
  • Hot glue
  • Cake Pops




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