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!
- Scrap fabric, a bit heavier cotton or linen blends work the best.
- Kam Snaps kit: here is the best one with the loveliest colors!
- 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!
TiffanyJune 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 Phlanx.com and connect with amazing brands!
AndreaJune 14, 2018 at 4:53 PM
Thanks Tiffany yes I do collaborations I’ll check out your link!
DanielleJune 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.
MelissaJune 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:)