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Springtime Stash Can Craft

Springtime Stash Can Craft

Total Time 2 to 3 hours

Calling all nature-lovers! Need a place to store stray game pieces, favorite rocks or craft supplies? How about a cheery springtime stashcan!

by Kathy Cano-Murillo

What you'll need

  • 1 coffee can with lid
  • Fake grass or fake moss from the craft store
  • Fake flowers
  • Plastic bugs and flowers
  • Double-stick tape or white craft glue
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors
  • Sandpaper
  • Construction paper or fabric

Helpful Tip:

Add spray glitter if you want a bit of sparkle. You can also add gems, or letter beads to spell out words!

How to make it

  1. Wash and dry the can, then sand the outside to create grip for the glue. Cut a piece of the fake grass or moss to fit the outside of the can. You want one piece to roll around the can, so it is completely covered.
  2. Use the rubberband to hold the grass piece in place around the can while the glue dries.
  3. Cut a circle of construction paper or fabric and glue to the lid of the can. Now glue flowers on top, along with a butterfly or two.
  4. Once the grass has dried around the can, remove the rubberbands. Use white craft glue to add the bugs and flowers all around the grass.
  5. Let dry before using.