How to Turn a Soup Can Into a Cute Christmas Pen Holder

10 Materials
2 Days

I love to turn soup cans into usable organizing things that will keep our home and office organized! This one is a holiday theme and uses a single holiday sock. Check it out. It's so fun turning items that would normally be trashed into something special.

BEFORE IMAGE: This image shows the things I used for this project. I also used binder clips, a peel and stick felt sheet, and ribbon as you will see in the photos below

BEFORE IMAGE 2: This is the peel and stick red felt and ribbon I used for this project.

Cut the top of the sock off.

Measure sock with can, cut one inch longer.

Then, with the disposable brush add Mod Podge to the outside of the can. Slide the sock over the Mod Podge while stretching it out. Leave about ¼ inch or so at the top and bottom. This will fold into the can and underneath the can.

Make sure there is Mod Podge at the top, inside, and bottom of the can. Then, add the paper clips to hold the sock in place while drying on the top. Use as many paper clips as you need to keep the sock fabric down while drying. On the bottom lay the sock end on the bottom and add more Mod Podge. Then, lay it on a surface to dry.

Now let the soup can dry completely overnight.

Then, the next day, turn it over and press down the fabric to level it off at the bottom of the can.

Now, remove the paper clips from around the top.

Measure the red peel and stick felt to make sure it will fit inside the can.

Add the felt to the inside of the can. Roll the felt with the backing facing out. Be sure to remove some of the backings when you start so it is easier to take off the rest when you unroll it in the can. Press firmly and it will attach to the can.

Then, hot glue the ribbon at the top and bottom of the can.

FINISHED IMAGE: This is what it looks like after I was finished. So cute! Would you make this? Please share and like!

Here is the top view of the finished soup can.

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Suggested materials:
  • 1 Decorative Holiday crew sock   (Amazon)
  • 1 soup can with label removed   (Giant)
  • Scissors (fabric)   (Michaels)
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