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How to Make Moss Covered Vases Out of Tin Cans

Today  I’m sharing how to upcycle old tin cans into simple and pretty moss covered vases – perfect for spring and summer or even to use as a centrepiece at a wedding or other event.

I think it goes without saying that most of us are not out and about shopping the way we were even just a couple of months back because of Covid-19. I know that I’m missing my regular Michaels and HomeSense shops that I used to be able to do on at least a bi-monthly basis. But the thing about not shopping as often is that you start to be creative with the things that you have in your home already.  So the timing was perfect for this week’s Upcycle and Repurpose blog hop, hosted by my friends Ashley, Janine, and Leslie.

It was a fun challenge for me to root through my craft supplies and look around at things I owned and come up with a new and creative way to use them.  So, I have to say that after tossing around several different ideas in my head, I’m truly happy that I went with this creative one.  I love how these simple moss covered tin can vases turned out, and they are the perfect addition to my late spring mantel (the details of which, along with some new free printables,  I’ll be sharing tomorrow).

These are perfect for a little vignette in your own home, but would also be an easy and inexpensive way to make pretty centrepieces for an event or wedding.  Where would you use them?

An arrow pointing to the moss covered cans and showing before picture of the tin cans.

All I needed to make these pretty vases was some clean tin cans, my glue gun and glue, moss on a sheet, twine, scissors, and a marker. I bought mine at Walmart, but you can also find the moss sheet that I used here.  It is very similar to this one here (that is in stock).

Moss sheets, tin cans, rope, scissors and a glue gun on the counter ready for the project.

I created a little informative video that details the process and shows how easy these are to make…

I love how the moss covered vases turned out! Do you like the twine, or would you leave yours plain?

Moss covered cans with twine wrapped around it.

I love moss crafts! Check out my moss-covered letter tutorial here

A moss covered letter A.

So then I chose some simple faux spring greenery to stuff in these “vases”.  I love the contrast of the texture and strong green moss with the pretty soft florals…

Succulents, and florals in the moss covered cans.

A large pink peony in a tin can covered in moss.

Up close picture of the pink peony in the moss vase.

Purple flowers and succulents in the moss vase.

Now I have decided to feature them on our late Spring mantel… I can’t wait to share it with you tomorrow (along with some beautiful free Mother’s Day Printables!).

Here is a little sneak peak…

A sign that says we are born of love, love is our mother.   This is behind the vases.

Three moss covered vases lined up in a row.

Come back tomorrow to see the rest of the free Mother’s Day printables I’m sharing, as well as some tips on putting together a spring mantel with things you already own:)

Easy DIY moss covered vases graphic.

Today I’m joined by some super talented friends who are also sharing their upcycled and repurposed projects! Perfect timing for this strange season of life that we are living through…

14 Repurpose Project Ideas

Repurpose blog tour.

Egg Carton Crafts String Lights – My 100 Year Old Home // DIY Furniture Restoration – Grace In My Space // Butterfly Kaleidoscope Art – The Handmade Home // Moss Covered Tin Can Vases – The Happy Housie 

Blogger tour repurposing items.

Easy Tin Can Project – Happy Happy Nester // 3 Ways To Repurpose Your Candle Jars – Modern Glam // Gold Leafed Wine Bottles – Cassie Bustamante

Tour of bloggers for items repurposed.

Faux Cement Planter DIY – Craftberry Bush // DIY Wooden Ball Mirror – Zevy Joy // DIY Tabletop Tiki Torch – My Sweet Savannah // Canvas Banner Hoop Wreath – Lolly Jane 

A serving board and mirror of repurposed items.

DIY Wood Slice Serving Board – Taryn Whiteaker Designs // DIY Farmhouse Wood Framed Mirror – She Gave It A Go // Faux Mother of Pearl Inlay Tray – A Blue Nest

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Simple ideas to Upcycle and repurpose poster.

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