Kraft Monster : Upcycled Flower Tins

Upcycled Flower Tins



  • Fabric (used linen here)
  • Buttons
  • Paint
  • String
  • Doilies
  • Pretty paper
  • Ribbon and lace
  • Ric rac

You will also need:-

  • Old tin cans that have been cleaned and dried
  • Paint brushes
  • Glue- or a hot glue gun
  • Drill- or hammer and a large nail (if you are making them hanging)
  • Scissors


  1. Clean and dry your old tin. If you are painting your tin, paint it and leave to dry.
  2. If making it a hanging flower pot, drill two holes on each side of the tin. 
  3. Decorate! Use your imagination!

For the doiley pot

  1. Paint the tin white. 
  2. When dry, take a paper doiley and hold it in place, whilst you dab the pink paint onto the doiley (make sure you dab, and not stroke the paint on, otherwise your pattern won’t show). 
  3. Remove the doiley and paint the rest of the tin pink. You can glue a button in the middle when dry.

For the button pot 

  1. Paint a strip of white paint around the top of the tin, about 1/3 of the way down. 
  2. When dry, use a hot glue gun and glue buttons all the way around the lower 2/3′s of the tin. Leave to dry.

For the fabric pot

  1. Take a strip of linen, measure it to make sure that it goes all the way around the tin. 
  2. Fray the edges of the linen. Glue the strip of fabric into place with the hot glue gun. 
  3. Wrap some string around the pot several times and secure into place with a bow. 

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