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Mother's Day Tin Can Photo Vase

By: Victoria Hannley from
Mothers Day Tin Can Photo Vase
Mothers Day Tin Can Photo Vase
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"Mom (or grandma) loves anything with the kids photo on it, right? This Mother's Day, create a personalized photo vase using a tin can and some print-from-home photos. The hardest part of this project is narrowing down the cutest photos of the kids!"

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


HolidayMother's Day

Materials List

  • Tin can
  • Photos printed on premium photo paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Ribbon (or trim)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Clear Acrylic Spray


How to Make a Mother's Day Tin Can Photo Vase

  1. Wash and remove label from can

  2. Measure dimensions of can and print photos accordingly

  3. Cut and paste photos onto can in whatever layout you like best

  4. Apply Mod Podge to undersides of photos and where seams meet

  5. Once dry, spray with clear acrylic sealer

  6. Add ribbon or trim with a glue gun

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How sweet! The only question is how am I going to get my daughter or daughter in law to do that for me?? I would love to have one of those for my desk, with photos of the two littlest granddaughters (or two biggest ones, too!) It doesn't look that hard to do, either.


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