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Patriotic Tin Cans

Patriotic Tin Cans are an easy and frugal decoration for July 4th!  The imagination is endless in terms of uses!  They could be used as a vase with some flowers inside or filled with plastic wear or even left empty!

Patriotic Tin Cans are perfect for plastic wear!

You could even poke holes through them with a nail or drill and add a tea light candle and turn them into luminaries.

Patriotic Tin Cans are perfect for plastic wear!

Regardless they will make a cute table decoration for your patriotic event that won’t cost you much!  You could use glass jars as well but with kids around I thought tin cans might be a better option.

Patriotic Tin Cans:


  • Tempera Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Tin Cans
  • Newspaper
  • Ribbon
  • Small Flags

To Make:

  1. Collect 3 Tin Cans and wash and dry
  2. Place Newspaper down to protect table
  3. Wear and old t-shirt to avoid ruining your clothing
  4. Paint 1 can Red, 1 can Blue and 1 can White
  5. Allow to dry
  6. Attach a small American Flag to the inside of the can using tape
  7. Attach a small piece of white ribbon to each can
  8. Fill with flowers, plastic wear or other decoration and enjoy!

This craft was very inexpensive, I actually had everything in my supply closet.  I picked up the paint, ribbon and flags at Michael’s using a 40% off coupon of course.

 Other Patriotic Crafts To Enjoy:

Patriotic Tin Cans

Popsicle Stick Flag Craft

Sparkler Shield

You May Be Interested In These July 4th Recipes:

Patriotic Trifle Recipe

Flag Pie Recipe

Patriotic Oreo Treats

Patriotic Strawberries

Red, White and Blue Rice Krispies

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Pizza

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