Tin Can Vase with Linen Napkin

I’ve become a bit of a hoarder. I’m convinced I will find a use for the collection of tin cans I’ve been growing.

I’ve also decided to give in to my love of stitched linens and collect a few, despite the fact that I never use table linens. I found these hip, hand-stitched yellow napkins, along with another armful of treasures, at a fantastic antique/junk store outside of Prague.

Well, my collecting paid off when I wrapped a tin can in one of my I-don’t-know-if-I-really-need-this finds.

It was super simple: I just wrapped a tin can with my cloth napkin, popped some flowers in, and set my eyes a’gazin’ on my adorable can-vase.

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  1. Cindi says:

    I love your vase! I feel a trip to an antique/junk store coming on. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for posting. I’m vicariously enjoying your trip to Prague also! Such a cool experience!

  2. Lolly says:


    But how did you secure the napkin onto the can?

    • Amy says:

      Lolly – Good question! The corner I folded over (see pic) gave me a perfect spot for tucking the napkin into itself on the backside, and then I just folded the bottom under beneath the can. Makes it easy to pull off and use it for a napkin later!