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Before I started actually making my Upcycled Cans I lamented that I’d given away my fabric stash last year. Once I started making them though I remembered why…

I should never be allowed to work with fabric. Ever. I couldn’t cut straight if my life depended on it.

Once I got past my initial freak out I came up with an ingenious plan…a legal size envelope and a chip clip. In desperation, I’d searched for a piece of paper to make a template and found out that a legal size envelope happened to fit perfectly around the outside of the can. To keep the fabric still so I could cut it I clipped it to the envelope with a chip clip. Yeah, I’m good like that.

Even though my fabric skills are dreadful (or maybe because they’re dreadful) I could not be happier with the way these cans turned out. Travis has even asked me to make one for his new office…in something manly of course. Manly fabric is usually really ugly though so we’ll see how that goes.

From the top.

Yes, I did one in green. And I love it. I love the crisp white too…I can’t really pick a favorite.

I’ve got two more fabrics and a bunch of cans to do…because this is kind of addictive once you get started. I also have a plan. I’m going to get a mat and roller cutter thing, that’s probably not the technical term, and see if I can cut straight like that. Then I can make more of these.

So, thanks again to, Ginny at Darling Adventures for this fantastic tutorial. If you made these cans with us share your link in the comments.