Recycling Flower Arrangement

12 Materials
1 Hour

Recycling things around the house is the best. I love to make DIYs out of things you would just toss out otherwise. Check out how I made this cute arrangement which is great for Mother’s Day, birthdays, home decor or for any occasion really. Let get started!

What you’ll need:

Tin can (I used a soup can)


Wood beads

Succulents or flowers

Napkin or wrapping paper


Paint brush

Sand block or paper


Wire cutters

Can opener


Mod podge

Floral foam

To start with, take a can (hopefully you have one after making a good home cooked meal icon ). Remove the top of the can and empty it out.

Then just push down on one end with your hand on the back.

So it will look like this.

Now remove the bottom of the can too.

Next, I drilled two holes on each side so I can make a handle.

Take your wire and add it as a handle. Mine was 15 mm and I found it at the Dollar Tree. You can see in the video how I used it to make a handle.

Next I painted it white.

I took a napkin and cut out pieces of the flowers and words. I then stuck it on the tin and painted mod podge all over it.

I added wooden beads to the wire handle to give a little extra touch. This is optional of course and you could leave the wire plain but this adds some character.

Next, I took some floral foam and added it inside the can.

Now, you can add succulents or flowers or anything you’d like.

I embellished mine with some ribbons too.

This how my can came out. What do you think? How fun!

See how cute this goes with my other Spring DIYs.

You can see more of DIYs at Gilbert Marketplace on Youtube.

Watch my video tutorial for some extra ideas on how you can adapt this DIY for any occasion.

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  • Michelle Michelle on May 31, 2022

    How bad does this leak if you use real flowers?? Could you have sealed it with some sort of glue or silicone on the inside?

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