How to Make Paper Covered Tin Can Organizers

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July 5, 2017

Tin Can Organizers - finished cansI have had a photo of something similar for about 2 years so today was the day to just do it.

If you are by yourself, this is labor and time intensive. If you have a group of friends, it's would be a lot cooler and faster.


Total Time: 8 hours


  • 10 tin cans of various sizes (you can have less)
  • 10 Sheets wallpaper and scrapbook paper sheets ($1.00)
  • glue gun
  • scissors
  • ribbon in various lengths ($.25)
  • lace in various lengths ($.50)
  • buttons, as needed ($.25)
  • embellishments ($2.00)
Tin Can Organizers - assorted cans
Tin Can Organizers - decorative supplies


  1. With each can, determine the paper you want. Either measure the can lip to lip and mark the measurements on the paper and cut or mark the measurement and fold over the paper and cut.
  2. Tin Can Organizers - measure and cut paper for each can
  3. Once the paper is glued, you can begin to create each can to your liking. I wanted each one to be different, but you can have them all with a color scheme or the same fabric with different colors, etc.
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  5. My first one was a tuna can. I glued on some gold piping, and went on from there. I sometimes keep going without taking a shot of the steps so forgive me for leaving the first one a bit of a mystery. The next one by it was a fruit can. It's paper was lace doilies too. I wrapped some white lace around it and put a white faux pearl earring in the middle. It's the most feminine of them all!
  6. Tin Can Organizers - lacy decorated tuna and fruit cans
    Tin Can Organizers - tuna can
  7. The next has a soft lavender color with matching ribbon and olive green buttons. These are the two colors of my living room.
  8. Tin Can Organizers - can with lavender paper
    Tin Can Organizers - green buttons glued on

  9. The next one was a veggie can. It's got paper that looks like paper doilies so I wanted white lace on it. Once that was on, I found an old elastic faux ruby bracelet that "just fit" over the top and a broken piece of jewelry to finish it off.
  10. Tin Can Organizers - doily paper with white lace added
    Tin Can Organizers - finished with and elastic bracelet and a bit of broken jewelry
  11. The next one I wanted to be a bit masculine. It's faux wood on the paper, so the brown stones in this old brooch were perfect. I bent it so it wrapped around and glued it on.
  12. Tin Can Organizers - wood patterned paper, with brooch bent to lay against the can
  13. The next one has paper with grass images so I just randomly glued green glass nuggets on it and left it pretty simple.
  14. Tin Can Organizers - grass paper on can and green glass nuggets on workspace
    Tin Can Organizers - green glass glued on in a random way

  15. The next can is one of my favorites. It has fall leaves with three matching mini doilies on it and 3 matching buttons. I threaded some crochet thread in the buttons and tied them to make them look more authentic.
  16. Tin Can Organizers - two doilies lying on can
    Tin Can Organizers - fall leaf paper on can with doilies glued on
    Tin Can Organizers - thread crochet cord through the buttons
    Tin Can Organizers - tie thread and cut then glue on can
  17. The 9th can got some pretty sparkly paper and some wrapped lace with five or six pieces of jewelry placed so you can see them.
  18. Tin Can Organizers - sparkly paper, lace, and jewelry on this one
  19. The next to last one was for my crochet hooks and it shows! But, I forgot to take shots of it being made so my bad. I had this wonderful cream colored paper with gold stitches running through it. So I glued on some gold lamé ribbon/lace and criss-crossed two wooden hook in it.
  20. Tin Can Organizers - crochet themed can for hook storage

  21. And the last one is a big old coffee can. I had some pretty lavender and green paper, and began sorting out purple and green buttons. I didn't have enough of one color so I mixed them and glued them on. I hope you make something similar someday. It's great to do with friends. This took me almost 8 hours so yes, delegating is key!! N-JOY!
  22. Tin Can Organizers - paper wrapped coffee can with green and purple buttons lying next to it
    Tin Can Organizers - buttons glued in place
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