Creative cans and beautiful boxes


Clean empty cans
Wallpaper, wrapping paper, fabric—your choice (heavy paper works best)
Rubber bands
Scissors/ Razor Knife
Straight edge
Straight Pins (for fabric)

Directions for cans:

1.  Measure the can from top to bottom, and diameter (the size of the label) plus about 1/2 “ for overlap.

2.  Cut paper to fit—follow directions to activate glue on pre-pasted wallpaper— OR spread glue over entire back side of paper.

3.  Wrap the can; apply rubber bands to hold paper on can.  Use a damp towel or sponge to wipe off any oozing glue  and disperse any air bubbles before it dries.  Let dry.

Directions for boxes:

1.  Follow above directions minus rubber bands, allow extra paper at top (3-5”) and bottom (1-2”), straight cut corners (where the fold line would be) and tuck to the inside of the box—this will give you a finished edge over the top.

2.  Cut the corners at the bottom, overlap bottom then cut a piece to fit and cover the bottom of the box.

3.  Fill the box with crumpled newspaper to help the box hold its shape until it’s dry. 

Directions for fabric:

1.  Fold raw edges to the center.

2.  Apply glue to the can, wrap the can with fabric, use straight pins to hold the fabric in place until the glue dries.

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