The key to motherhood is sometimes good coffee. Having a cappuccino with a shot of  Italian espresso (within 5 minutes of waking to a toddler’s requests at 5am) makes all the difference! All this early AM coffee drinking lead to a lot of cool coffee tins in the house that were begging to be repurposed. I kept saving them for a project and finally while frothing up a lifesaving coffee one morning I thought ”Kam Snaps! That’s it Let’s wrap these tins up!”

Have you tried using Kam Snaps yet? They are amazing for closing anything rather than using a zipper, buttons or hooks + eyes. They are a snap to install (no pun intended) and work like a charm. I found a kit with over 30 colors and I’m seriously snap happy!

Here is my simple, no pattern tutorial to wrap those cans into a beautiful+artful fabric wrapped masterpiece! They are perfect for a child’s art space to organize paint brushes and pens and they look equally great in a nursery to hold all the change table goodies. A set of three coffee tins would make a great baby shower gift!

Materials: A couple links are provided, I will receive a small commission if you use them thanks!

  1. Scrap fabric, a bit heavier cotton or linen blends work the best.
  2. Kam Snaps kit: here is the best one with the loveliest colors!
  3. Sewing Machine: I used my heavy duty Singer- An awesome, tough machine for under $200!


Step 1: Find your can of choice, coffee tins work the best they have smooth finished tops, you want to make sure there are no sharp edges at the top like a regular tin can may have.

Step 2: Find a fabric that you like!

Step 3: To make your ‘pattern’ you just lay your can on the top corner edge of the fabric and turn the can until the fabric is its overlapping about 4- 5 inches & place a pin to mark that spot. Don’t sweat too much on exact measurements.

Step 4: Cut a straight line down where the pin is.

Step 5: Fold the top of the fabric down about 1/2 inch, then fold once more down 1/2 inch and pin (this way the seam is closed and won’t fray)


Step 6: Line up the new top seam with the top of the can and roll again to get the bottom measurement.

Step 7: Cut a line across and fold over and pin the bottom seam.

Step 8: Your fabric will now look like this. Wrap around the can again and see if you need to make any minor adjustments to make it fit the can nicely.

Step 9: Sew a line across the top and bottom.

Step 10: Now that you have both the top and the bottom sewn, do the same double fold on both edges of the fabric.

Step 11: Roll the fabric again over the can and see how much you will need to fold and sew for the other edge. You want an overlap of about 2-3 inches so there is room for your Kam Snaps.

Step 12: Choose 4 Kam snap sets and line them up. Installation is very simple, your Kam snaps will come with instructions and here is a great tutorial video that shows how to do it step by step.

Step 13: Place the first row of Kam Snaps, on the outer edge, spacing them apart like the photo below.

Step 14: Roll again the can inside the fabric and use a pencil to mark where the other set of Kam Snaps should be placed.

Make sure the fabric is tightly rolled.

Step 15: The finished project should look like this. Now you just roll and snap closed.

Step 16: Snap it closed and your done!

Step 17: Add in your favorite objects and you have a beautiful project to display!

Thank you to share!


  • Tiffany
    June 14, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    This DIY fabric covered tin is really cute and super handy. Thanks for sharing ♥️ ♥️ By any chance you are interested on doing collaborations, you can check out the collaborations portal of and connect with amazing brands!


    • Andrea
      June 14, 2018 at 4:53 PM

      Thanks Tiffany yes I do collaborations I’ll check out your link!

  • Danielle
    June 19, 2018 at 6:26 PM

    Such a cute idea. I’m an avid coffee drinker too and love how you reused your coffee tins.

  • Melissa
    June 20, 2018 at 2:23 PM

    I love this!!! Such an easy project and the possibilities are endless! I’d love to do this for all the markers/crayons/pencils at my girls’ coloring table. That fabric is so pretty too:)


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