Are you a holiday movie junkie? Clearly I am. My husband rolls his eyes when he finds me watching a sappy holiday movie on the Hallmark channel…as early as October! (I admit it’s a little much to see Santa Claus while I still have jack o’lanterns in my front yard.)
There are some movies I could watch year after year and still enjoy them as much as I did the first time. One of them being the Family Stone. Do you know this movie? Gotta love a dysfunctional family at Christmas!
See how I created a very easy and simple holiday craft inspired by the movie Family Stone and the importance of family this time of year.
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holiday photo tin can vase
I’ve teamed up with a group of creative bloggers for a 25 Days of Christmas Movie Crafts and Recipes Blog Hop. We all have picked a fave holiday movie to create a craft or recipe around the movie’s theme. Mine is the Family Stone.
Be sure to scroll down to the end of this post for all 25 Christmas Movie Crafts and Recipes, including the next blogger in line – Stephanie with her Christmas Vacation idea.
Given the role of family in Family Stone, I wanted to create a family-centered craft. And it also makes for an easy gift to give grandma, who welcomes anything with the grandkids photos all over it. The only time-consuming part of this crafty holiday DIY is narrowing down the cutest photos of the kids to print! Check out the Tin Can Photo Vase I created for Mother’s Day!
– Tin Can (I used a 28oz can), cleaned and label removed
– Photos (color or black and white) printed on premium photo paper
– Mod Podge + craft paint brush
– Craft scissors
– Clear Acrylic Sealer (spray)
– Ribbon or trim (do you love pom pom trim as much as I do?)
– Glue gun
make a holiday photo tin can vase in 4 steps
Step No. 1
Measure the dimensions of your tin can and print photos to fit the size. I converted my photos to black and white but that is an optional step.
Cut out the photos.
Step No. 2
Apply some Mod Podge under the corners of the photos and along the sides. Place the photos onto the can. It’s okay if the ends overlap the can.
Step No. 3
Cut off any excess paper along the top and bottom of the can with craft scissors.
Step No. 4
Apply the pom pom trim to the top of the can. Apply a thin ribbon to the bottom of the can.
Fill with cut flowers (best to insert a secondary vase inside the tin can) or a small potted plant. Or, use it to create a gift basket full of favorite things.