Altered Can Organization Project

Aly Dosdall created this whimsical, fun set of tool holders by upcycling tin cans and we thought it would be a wonderful project for moms to create with their kids this summer (especially on a rainy day)! These altered cans can also be used to store hair bows, small toys, wrapped candy and so much more.

To get started, you will need patterned paper, buttons, charms, twine, eyelets, a Crop-A-Dile or other heavy-duty punch, foam dots, border punches, glue gun, spray paint, a metal file and clean tin cans. Aly used the new Alora collection by Bo Bunny.


  1. Thoroughly wash cans and smooth any sharp areas with a metal file.
  2. Spray paint the cans with two even coats, allowing them to dry completely in between.
  3. Trim strips of patterned paper and wrap them around the cans using a glue gun to adhere them.
  4. Punch decorative borders from patterned paper and add them to the cans.
  5. Tie a few lengths of baker’s twine around the cans adding charms to the bows.
  6. Trim flowers and other shapes from your patterned paper to use as accents. Add them to the cans with foam squares for extra dimension.
  7. Embellish the cans with threaded buttons, and if you’d like you can punch holes and add eyelets at the top for your twine using a Crop-A-Dile tool.

Add your crafting supplies and display them in your craft space!