Paint Can Craft: Upcycle Paint Can into a Decorative Vase

Paint Can Craft: Upcycle Paint Can into a Decorative Vase

Craft Materials

Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:

Annie Sloan Paint Can, Rope, Hot Glue

I love doing an upcycle craft, so I decided to do a quick paint can craft using an extra oneI had laying around

I recently did a makeover on my computer desk, giving it a cool coastal look for Annie Sloan Unfolded chalk paint.

I always have a ton of AS paint cans leftover from my projects. They are great to save for mixing colors.  I really wanted to do something creative with one of the cans for my computer desk post.  I was thinking maybe I could make a pencil holder…. But then I got the idea of a decorative vase for my desk.

I started wrapping some rope around the can and I just loved the look of it.

Paint Can Craft – Getting Started

You’ll need an Annie Sloan paint can of course, rope and your “Handy Dandy” hot glue gun to get started.

Paint Can Craft: Upcycle Paint Can into a Decorative Vase

Step 1 – Add Hot Glue

Start at the back of the can by adding a small amount of hot glue. Then place your rope on the hot glue.

Paint Can Craft: Upcycle Paint Can into a Decorative Vase
Paint Can Craft: Upcycle Paint Can into a Decorative Vase

Step 2 – Wrap Rope Around Can

Start wrapping your rope around the can. I wanted to make sure I showed the Annie Sloan logo.  So I stopped when I got to the Chalk Paint wording.

Paint Can Craft: Upcycle Paint Can into a Decorative Vase
Paint Can Craft: Upcycle Paint Can into a Decorative Vase

Paint Can Craft: Upcycle Paint Can into a Decorative Vase

Step 3 – Hot Glue Rope Into Place

Then, I cut off the extra around the back side and hot glued into place. See super simple, right?!

Paint Can Craft: Upcycle Paint Can into a Decorative Vase

Step 4 – Finishing Touches

Finally I added a decorative plant I got from Ikea inside to finish off the look.

Paint Can Craft: Upcycle Paint Can into a Decorative Vase

I think it looks perfect sitting on my desk in my office area. It was such a simple project and a great way to reuse an old paint can. I LOVE a super simple upcycle project and this was totally that.

Paint Can Craft: Upcycle Paint Can into a Decorative Vase

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