Ok if you love getting creative with recycled items then you might love this. I love using recycled items for crafting but I also love creating things that have storage. Halloween is approaching and I seem to be buying a lot of candy. I thought it would be fun to use a recycled can good to create a pumpkin container that I can use to store some candy. This container can be used for a variety things.

The supplies that I’ll be using are:

1. One large recycled green bean can

2. One knob

3. Drill and drill bit

4. Oak colored Americana Gel Stain by DecoArt

5. Rustic Orange spray paint by Rust-Oleum

6. Burlap leaves from the Dollar Tree

7. Raffia

8. Paint brush

9. Polyurethane spray

I used a can opener that gives a smooth edge. This will allow the top to be used as a lid. The first step is to spray the can and lid with the Rustic Orange spray paint.

You’ll want to drill a hole into the center of the lid. Be sure to use a drill bit that is the same size as the screw to your knob.

The next step is to add some of the Oak colored Gel Stain over the Rustic Orange spray paint.

Once the Gel Stain is dry you’ll want to add a coat of the Polyurethane spray to the lid and can.

The next step is to add the knob, leaves and raffia to the lid.

I wrapped the wire to the leaves around the knob and then tied on some of the raffia.

This pumpkin container is so quick and easy to make. You can make this in a variety of sizes and it can be used for so many different things. I hope you’ll get creative and give this a try.