Fall CanisterAugust 17, 2011 5:52 am Crafts, Fall, Halloween, Holidays, Home Decor, Mod Podge, Paper Crafts, Seasons
By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.
I can never have enough canisters; I use them for everything from holding craft supplies to storing tea bags. I needed a few more and since my favorite season is coming up, I wanted to make them fall themed. Fall is a beautiful season and the colors always seem to brighten up the home. You can reuse items you already have in your home and make useful canisters that can also be used to hold plants.
What you’ll need:
- Coffee can
- Fall-inspired scrapbook paper
- Leaf punch
- Solid color paper in fall colors
- Mod Podge
- Clear Con-Tact paper (optional)
Step 1. Clean the coffee can inside and out and let it dry thoroughly.
Step 2. Use Mod Podge to adhere scrapbook paper to the outside of the coffee can. Fold the paper along the bottom edge of the can so it creases and is easier to cut. When there’s a good fold, carefully trim it and glue down any loose edges.
Step 3. Glue a long piece of ribbon along the top border of the coffee can, then attach another piece around the middle. Cut another piece of ribbon and make a large bow out of it; glue the bow to the ribbon in the center of the can.
Step 4. Use a leaf punch to make small paper leaves out of fall-colored paper. Use the Mod Podge to attach the small leaves on the entire can; put it only on the paper and not on the ribbon. They don’t have to stick completely down; they actually add a dimensional look when they’re slightly sticking up.
Optional step: If you’re using the can to hold a plant, you may want to cover the outside of the can with clear Con-Tact paper to protect it from dirt and water. This would need to be done before attaching the ribbon, so in this case, attach the leaves to the paper, cover it with clear Con-Tact paper, then attach the ribbon as the last step.