INSIDE: Use a tin can with personal photos to make a Christmas holiday flower vase.
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, from a 28oz tin can, inspired by the movie Family Stone and the importance of family this time of year.
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diy christmas holiday photo tin can vase
This 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
diy tin can christmas flower vase
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.