This DIY is a quick, inexpensive and beautiful way to display your flowers. Whenever I pick up a bouquet, I always wonder why I don’t do it more often. My car smelled so lovely on the way home from the florist and once I put this project together, the recycled can flower case really brightened up my living room and made it truly feel like spring had sprung. This is a way to create gorgeous DIY floral arrangements for Mother’s Day, a brunch or even Earth Day!
- Clean aluminum cans (labels removed)
- Pretty paper (I used some from Paper Source)
- Tape or glue
I was able to complete this DIY project during my son’s nap time, which is huge. As a mom of an 18-month-old toddler, it’s often hard to find time for myself to do things like shower, drink a cup of coffee, or let’s be honest – even pee in peace.
Nap time is sacred, but unfortunately, while I would love to always spend it watching the latest episode of Real Housewives on the couch with a pint of ice cream, there’s usually something that needs to get done. Laundry, dishes, bills, work…am I right?
How to create these DIY flower arrangement vases:
- Cut the paper to fit around the cans
- Tape or glue the paper down (if you want something more permanent, you can try Mod Podge)
- Trim and arrange the flowers to fit inside the cans
It is so vital to have some “me” time, which includes time to get crafty and creative. It’s super fun and even therapeutic! And such a plus that I was able to make these gorgeous flower arrangements all before my son woke up from his nap and it was time for snacks and trains.
Check out the final results:
Recycled Can Flower Vase
I love this project because it is so simple and versatile. You can use these flower arrangements to brighten up your house, workspace, or to decorate for any season. Just pick out some seasonal paper and you can have beautiful DIY flower arrangements for the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, you name it. How cool is that? They could also work as centerpieces for a bridal shower or birthday party. Time to start saving those empty soup or bean cans!