I don’t know what it is about gingham, but it has an old-fashioned charm that I can’t get enough of. It reminds me of curtains hanging in an old farmhouse and vintage aprons.
I bought an evergreen garland for my entryway, and had a lot left over, so I wired a leftover piece around a grapevine wreath to hang in my kitchen.
I used this gingham wired ribbon to make a bow for the wreath. It’s easy to work with, and holds its shape well.
But wreath wasn’t the only thing that got the gingham treatment…
I also made some cute little gift cans.
I used scrapbook paper, and decoupaged it onto a tin can from my stash, and used a complimentary red and white stripe paper on a smaller can.
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Here’s a fun little video, to show you how I made them, or read the steps below, with additional tips.
I have a tin can hoarding issue, but I love to repurpose them, so I save all sizes of cans.
Gingham Gift Can Instructions
Trim the paper to fit between the upper lip and lower edge of your can.
Tip #1 – 12 x 12″ scrapbook paper will wrap all the way around most cans. 8-1/2 x 11″ paper will only go around small cans, but you can “patch” some of the paper you trimmed off to fill the gap.
Tip #2 – Rather than measure the paper before cutting it, I hold the paper around the upper lip of the can, and use my fingernail to score a line around the bottom of the can, so I know exactly where to trim it. Don’t worry if you don’t get it exact – we’ll be adding trim, which will cover it up if your cut is a a bit off.
Small red pom pom trim really finishes the edges off so cute!
Tip #3 – Start at the back of the can where you paper ends with a “seam”, and hot glue the trim around the can, beginning at that point. Glue small sections of trim at a time, so the glue doesn’t harden before you have it in position.
Drill a small hole on opposite sides of the can, then insert wire and twist it around the lip to form a handle.
Tip #4 – You can buy colored wire, but I was working on mine at night, so I just spray painted some wire I already had on hand, and let it dry before inserting it.
Now, just fill it up with a little bag of cookies, candy, or a small gift.
These are perfect for teacher gifts, or a hostess gift, and they look so cute and festive!
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