First Birthday Centerpieces using Recycled Formula Cans

I’m a creator at heart.  That’s a big part of the reason I write this blog.  I like to take old things and make something fantastic or useful or pretty out of them.  The downside of that is when I have something I think I will be able to use in the future, I have a hard time getting rid of it.  But there are only so many hours in a day and only so many projects I can take on.  Let’s hope that I don’t end up starring in an episode of Hoarders one day.  #lifegoals

This mentality caused me to save all of the formula cans I used after I stopped nursing Miranda.  They just seemed like they would make nice storage for something. But I just wasn’t sure for what and they quickly began to take over my pantry.  (I’ve used them for a couple of other projects too that I will share at some point.)

recycled baby formula cans

I’ve used them for several little projects and I wanted to share one of them with you today.

First, I removed the paper from the outside and used it as a template to cut the fabric. I left an extra inch all the way around to cover the edges. (I found this gold sequin fabric at Walmart and bought a yard and a half. I probably only used a yard.)fabric template

After I cut the fabric, I whipped out my trusty glue gun and added a thick line of glue to the can.

glue gun can

Then I wrapped the fabric around the can and folded down and glued the other end.

gold fabric can

After my fabric was attached to the can, I glued the other edges under the can (for the bottom) and inside the rim (for the top).

can top

I grabbed a bag potting soil and a tray of 50% off flowers and planted two flowers in each pot.

flower centerpieces

flower centerpieces

The day of the party I tied a pink polka dot ribbon to each can and attached a clip with pink and gold balloons to each.

first birthday centerpiece

They were so cute on the tables! (The pink looks a little off in the picture above but it was almost a perfect match in person.)

first birthday pink gold centerpiece

What do you think?

Check out a few of the other projects from my daughter’s first birthday party below!

 Happy Birthday Banner

Crown Tutorial

p.s. I’m sharing this little project at Tatertots and Jello, Home Stories A to Z, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and Sugar Bee Crafts.

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