Happy Sunday y’all! It’s time for another installment from the….
Celebrations of Home gals.
Each month we have a new seasonal post for you. This month, we thought we’d think ahead to Mother’s Day.
Be sure to read through the post where you will find additional ideas to get your craft on for mom.
I am sharing my cheap, quick and easy Farmhouse Style Coffee Can Centerpiece.
You will need the following supplies:
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- coffee can or any sized can
- glass or container to fit can for flowers
- I needed 2 sheets of 12×12 scrapbook paper for each can
- pretty ribbon
- glue stick
- hot glue gun and glue
- grocery store flowers or cuttings from your gardens
I needed 2 sheets per coffee can. I measured the paper on to the can and marked. It is so easy to get nice crisp cuts with a paper cutter like this one. My paper cutter is large and heavy duty. You can get by with one like this costs that less money.
My coffee can was previously decoupaged with book pages. I am so loving this easier idea, that I see me using these cans ALL THE TIME now! Use clear tape to tape the first cut piece around the can. One sheet will not completely wrap around the can.
When you wrap the second piece around the other side of the can, do so in a way that covers up the edges of the first piece to hide the tape. I used my daughter’s glue stick to adhere the second piece. Just apply a strip of glue to each end. That’s plenty.
Measure and cut a piece of your pretty ribbon to fit around the center of your can. I used hot glue for this part. I hemmed the edge that would be seen with hot glue so it would be prettier from the back. The ribbon was secured to the can with hot glue. I just glued the ends. No need to apply glue all over the back of the ribbon. That way you can reuse it.
Find some sort of a glass, jar or cup to use as a vase for your flowers. I played around and used a low profile for the flowers to sit across the top rim of the can. I wanted them to look compact and bouquet like. In order to do this, it is best to pick a container that is shorter than the can.
Fill with water and arrange your flowers.
Complete with my thrift store silver tray and thrift store birds, it makes quite the affordable statement.
I adore decorating with carnations from the grocery. They are so cheap and if you regularly replace the water….they will last about 10 days!
You can completely change the look with paper, ribbon and flowers. So many possibilities!
You could make 3 of these to place down the center of your dining table with candles all around.
Make multiples for your Mother’s Day luncheon to send home with all the moms as a gift.
It’s perfect for……
- Mother’s Day
- Church Functions
- Teacher appreciation
- Get Well Gift
- Friend Gift
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