{Crafty Cassie} Souped-Up Soup Cans

Okay, I made an executive decision to keep my posts centered on my son’s room until it’s complete. It was getting too crowded in my brain splitting up projects!!

So far I’ve updated his baby dresser, made some cheap art, and painted the bed and walls. Next up are some super cute tins I made for his desk.

You’ll need some soup/veggie/whatever cans, decorative paper (mine is scrapbook paper), Mod Podge, and ribbon trim.


I already had most of the supplies on hand, so all it cost me was a nasty cut from an effing soup can! (Sand the rim down before you handle them!) that’s what she said

Rolling the can along the paper, trace the line to cut your paper to size with your can.

(did that make any sense?! you get the idea, yay for pictures)

Cover the outside of the can with Mod Podge


After wrapping the cut piece of paper around your can, let it set for a few minutes. Then cover the paper with another layer of Mod Podge (to seal and protect the paper)


Once the cans are dry, apply a second coat of Mod Podge if you want. I always have to trim the excess paper too since my genius ‘roll the can’ technique only works on actual geniuses apparently.

Finally, using your glue of choice (glue gun, fabric glue, mod podge), affix a decorative trim/ribbon around the edge.


Cuteness overload, right?! Are you starting to figure out the color scheme for my ‘tween’s’ new room?!

Leave a Comment


  1. Christina wrote:

    How very "green" of you Cassie! Super cute idea for the classroom also!


    Posted 8.10.10 Reply
  2. How cute! What a great idea to reuse cans — and adorable too! 🙂 Great job, Cassie!

    Posted 8.10.10 Reply
  3. JHill wrote:

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party this week!

    Posted 8.10.10 Reply
  4. Very cute cans!

    Posted 8.11.10 Reply
  5. Robin wrote:

    This is a truly great way to recycle (or upcycle as I like to call it.) I love it and would love to see you post this at my linky party Upcycled Awesome!
    http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled9 and come back to my blog for Stashbusting-September. I promise it will be worth your while!

    Posted 8.11.10 Reply
  6. Terrell wrote:

    Way way cute!! I love the transformation! Don't forget about my link party/giveaway every Friday at FrouFrouDecor! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

    Posted 8.12.10 Reply
  7. Van wrote:

    Love the results with this craft. Cute, simple, and a beautiful way to organize art supplies. Next time I have some empty cans I'll know what to do with them….

    Posted 8.30.10 Reply
  8. Candice S. wrote:

    Love this idea for recycling soup cans!! ..And of course, can't get enough of Mod Podge.

    Great creation! 🙂

    Candice @ rattles and redheads

    Posted 9.1.10 Reply
  9. Laura wrote:

    Totally radical cans, man! (Going with the surfer lingo to go with your great paper!) Hope your tween loves 'em! Good way to give an organization lesson!

    Posted 9.9.10 Reply
  10. Erin wrote:

    So cute!!! We did some this summer too but they were covered in sharks. Hmmmmm……


    Posted 9.9.10 Reply
  11. Those turned out so adorable! I actually have pencil holders on my list of 31 projects, so I plan on getting to this soon. I hadn't thought to use a trim, though – it looks so cute on yours, so I am definitely inspired to do the same!

    Love your blog, by the way!


    Posted 9.10.10 Reply
  12. So cute…a million different things you could do with these and they are the perfect price 🙂

    Posted 9.26.10 Reply
  13. Kerri wrote:

    LOVE this. Desperately need a crayon/marker container – this is the cutest! You are hilarious with your "that's what she said." Love your blog! 🙂

    Posted 4.23.11 Reply