Easy Upcycled Twine and Lace Cans Craft

Upcycle cans into beautiful vases using twine and lace & use them to display flowers. Use seasonal ribbon to make vases for the season.

Upcycled can decorated with twine and lace

I’m sharing my easy upcycled twine and lace cans craft for this month’s Thrifty Style Team project hosted by Julie of Redhead Can Decorate.

Don’t miss all of the other projects shared this month. You’ll find links to visit each project at the end of this post.

Easy Upcycled Twine and Lace Cans Craft

I love a home decor project that is nearly free to make. Upcycled cans get transformed into vases with the addition of twine and lace ribbon.

Upcycled can decorated with twine and lace

To make the vase seasonal, use a different color ribbon.

Upcycled can decorated with twine and lace

This project is a good one to do with kids. Being a former teacher, I’m picturing it being a perfect Mother’s Day project.

Easy Upcycled Twine and Lace Cans Craft

Twine and Lace Upcycled Cans Craft

Upcycle cans into beautiful vases using twine and lace & use them to display flowers. Use seasonal ribbon to make vases for the season.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Materials

  • Twine
  • 1" Lace Trim
  • Cans, empty and washed
  • Gorilla Glue
  • Scissors

Instructions

    Apply gorilla glue up and down the can in a diagonal pattern.Squirting Gorilla Glue on a can

    Start at the bottom of the can and add a line of twine at the bottom, pressing firmly to adhere the twine to the can.Gluing twine to a can

    Wrap the twine around the can, pressing the twine down as you go. You may need to add a little glue here and there.Gluing twine to a can

    When you get to the top of the can, cut the twine, and firmly press the twine to the can, securing it.Upcycled can decorated with twine

    Add a dab of glue to the middle of the can, on top of the wrapped twine, and secure one end of the lace trim to it.Upcycled can decorated with twine and lace

    Wrap the trim halfway around the can, add another dab of glue, and press firmly to secure. Wrap the trim around the rest of the can, add a dab of glue where the trim will meet the other end. Cut the trim where it meets, and press firmly to secure it.Upcycled can decorated with twine and lace

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76 Comments

  1. This is so cute and looks easy enough that I may be able to pull it off. LOL!
    Sending prayers for positive results of your tests today.

  2. Very cute! I just love playing with cans! I save every single can that I can rescue. I’m actually in the process of making something with large coffee cans but I’m waiting for a few supplies to be delivered before I can move ahead. I want to cut them up and make all kinds of things with them! This is simple and very cute! I’m curious what you’re going to use it for?

  3. This is a great project to do with my grandchildren. So easy. I like that this is inexpensive also.
    Praying that your tests go well and that you have good results.
    Suzanne
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. This is a great project. Love the texture of the twine and lace.

      These projects are great and fast.

      Perfect for fall.
      .Prayers for your tests. Thanks for linking my moss covered vase!

  4. This is such a great idea, Paula! My grandmother used to repurpose tin cans. I love the neutral texture you added. Sending continued prayers to you, my friend.

  5. These are just the cutest! I love using tin cans for crafts but had to get rid of my stash a few years ago, i.e., I had WAY too many cans! Thanks so much for the inspiration and praying for you. <3

  6. What a lovely upcycle.
    Did you find the gorilla glue got hot on the can? Sounds weird I know but I used one of the gorilla glues, years ago, on something metal and I remember it getting quite hot as it ‘cured’ I don’t remember which specific type of gorilla glue it was though.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Handmade Monday

  7. A set of these would go great on a shelf I have on my deck – add some small trailing plants! Thank you for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life’s Share the Wealth Link party! Have an awesome weekend.

  8. This is adorable and would be a perfect addition to my craft room for my pencils or paintbrushes. I’ve featured it today at Thursday Favorite Things. Congrats! 🙂

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