How To Make: Easy DIY Coffee Can Moss Vase

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Hello everyone, today I am sharing how to make: easy DIY coffee can moss vase. It’s an easy DIY moss craft using a can. The best part, it costs next to nothing.

I enjoy these types of crafts. How about you? Besides, it is one of my creative ways to keep items out of the compost heap.

First of all, I enjoy drinking Caffé D’Vita have you ever tried it? Well, I highly recommend you give these delicious drinks a try. This is my evening indulgence.

Since I have several of these empty cans, I came up with the best way to make my easy vase project.

Besides who doesn’t love working with moss especially when it’s self-stick? Yes, self sticking moss. How amazing is this for an easy to make these kinds of craft ideas?

The first time I made something with Supermoss was when making this Easy DIY Moss Wreath. This is another easy craft idea to make for the home. It’s a perfect way to display flowers from spring throughout summer into early fall.

Why Should You Use Coffee Cans For Crafting?

Reusing coffee cans for crafting is an excellent way to repurpose an item that would otherwise be thrown away, providing several benefits:

  • Cost-effective: Coffee cans are readily available and often free, making them an inexpensive material for crafting projects.
  • Environmentally friendly: By reusing coffee cans for crafting, you are reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, which is better for the environment.
  • Versatile: Coffee cans can be used in a variety of crafting projects, from storage containers to planters, organizers, and more.
  • Durable: Coffee cans are made from sturdy metal and can withstand wear and tear, making them a reliable choice for long-lasting crafting projects.
  • Customizable: Coffee cans can be easily decorated or painted to match any design or theme, allowing for customization and personalization of the finished project.

Overall, reusing coffee cans for crafting is an excellent way to be creative, save money, and help the environment by reducing waste.

Craft Supplies List:

  • Supermoss self-stick moss
  • scissors
  • empty hot chocolate can, empty tea can, empty plastic coffee container, or coffee can
  • card stock: Michaels stores, or Amazon
  • jute or twine
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks

Let’s Begin Making the DIY Moss Covered Vase

Step 1: Soak or Peel The Lable Off The Empty Metal Can

Soak the can in warm soapy water to remove the label.

Gather Supplies Easy Preserved Moss Covered Vase Project

Step 2: Grab Supplies, And The Cut Super Moss Peel and Stick Them To Fit The Old Can

Next, measure the length of the clean can and cut the peel and stick moss long enough to wrap around the entire empty coffee can.

Speaking of cans, see how to keep pieces from the compost heap and add beauty to your home.

Remove the paper backing from the sticky moss, also begin lining up the can and make sure the sheet moss is straight. After, holding the covered moss can straight begin rolling the old coffee can covered with the moss.

The top edge of the can was showing so I made sure to cover the edge of the can. Here I cut thin strips of moss to cover the top edge of my old can. Doing this adds a clean look.

Tip: If you are concerned about the moss shedding add a coat of Mod Podge. This will prevent moss pieces from falling off.


Add A Tag From Cardstock Making a Moss Vase

Step 3: Adding a Tag to the Vase

Meanwhile, let’s add interest to the moss vase by printing an image on cardstock paper. After I print my image cut the image using Frisker scissors to add detail to the image edge.

Next, add a hole using a screw on my craft tabletop. Using the screw gives me the correct size hole I need for the jute.

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Add the Lable Wrapping The Jute Around DIY Updated Can

Step 4: Adding the Lable with Jute To The DIY

Next, add the jute through both holes placing it on an angle to the moss-covered metal vase. Meanwhile, my glue gun is heating as I get my image in position. So then, add hot glue to all four corners of the image. This only needs a little bit of glue and a dot of glue in the center.

Finally, wrap jute around the can wrapping one side at a time. Also, make sure you wrap your jute in opposite directions and tie a knot.

Styling the Vase With Flowers

Style The Vase With Real Flowers or Fake Flowers

The vase is on our bookcase for spring. Adding lavender seems perfect and I love green and purple color flowers together. This can also be filled with water and fresh flowers.


I hope you enjoyed seeing this easy craft project on how to make: easy DIY coffee can moss vase and will try one for yourself. This is truly so simple to make!


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65 thoughts on “How To Make: Easy DIY Coffee Can Moss Vase

  1. Cindy you are the Queen of styling a vignette! I love this moss covered can and adding the image of lavender was the perfect touch. It looks so beautiful when styled with everything else. I love your little bird too! Thanks for sharing….

  2. What a beautiful way to upcycle a can! I’ve always wanted to do something with ours but I never remember to save them! Thank you so much for the inspiration, Cindy! P.S. Your vignette is so pretty! I love your pretty dishes and vintage bird too!

  3. What a fabulous idea for upcycling a can, Cindy! Using moss is really creative and I love that you added lavender along with a lavender picture tied on with jute – making it quite unique!

  4. I think you are now the Queen of Moss!! And of course, I mean that in the best way possible. SO creative and lovely. And as usual, your nails look gorgeous!

  5. You are on fire with these gorgeous moss projects, Cindy! I’m loving and pinning every one of them. I love how simple this way to create but also how easy it would be to give away as a gift as well. It’s super cute and perfect for Spring! Hugs, CoCo

  6. Cindy this turned out absolutely gorgeous!! Loved everything about this!! Just beautiful!!

  7. What a lovely vase! It seems easy enough that even I could make one! Thanks so much for sharing this at our Party in Your PJs link party.

  8. I had no idea that moss sheets are available in stick on. I love an upcycle project and you made a can look like a million bucks. I will be buying some moss like this the next time I shop at JoAnne’s.

  9. This is such a great idea! It’s so pretty and I have everything I need to make this at home already! Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning now!

  10. Such a great way to give an old coffee can new life, Cindy! I love the way this came together with the moss and the lavender accents you’ve added too. They’re so pretty. Hugs, CoCo

  11. Love this Cindy, I love anything mossy! The lavender graphic adds the extra something special. So glad to see you, hoping things are well and that you’re enjoying spring!

  12. Thank you for introducing me to this moss Cindy. Your coffee can is perfectly styled and I love the way it turned out. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with Whimsy Home Wednesday.

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