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4.27.2018

May Day 'Posie Pails'

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here's a simple tutorial for a May Day flower holder - from a tin can!
it's time to go back to the days when we left flowers on our neighbors' doorknobs
on May Day, don't you think?

this project, my friends, is a real 'blast from the past'...
not only did i paint hundreds and hundreds of my tin can pails for years,
but i also created this idea using seed packets as artwork for a simple DIY version...
and shared it here on homewardFOUND waaaaaaay back in 2013! yes, FIVE years ago!

...continue reading for my easy tutorial to make what i am now calling 'Posie Pails'!


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 Supplies:
* empty tin cans with lids removed
seed packets (full or empty)
string or garden twine & scissors
manual can opener (with pointed end)
glue stick optional
flowers clipped from your yard (or 2" potted plants)
1. wash empty tin cans and remove paper labels [GooGone works well on stubborn glue]
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2. use can opener to pierce two holes at top edge of either side of can (point down)
3. use back of can opener to roll and press punctured metal FLAT on inside of can (no sharp point)
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4. lay can on side, and lay seed packet over the seam of the can (or over stubborn glue spots!). 
glue in place with the glue stick if you wish.
5. cut @ 24" piece of string/twine and wrap it several times around the can and the seed packet,
 near the bottom of the can. Repeat with another string at top of seed packet/can.
6. tie strings tightly on the back side of the can to hold the seed packet in place.
7. cut @ 24" piece of string/twine, double it, 
and pass the ends through both holes on the sides of the can. tie ends together to form hanging loop.
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8. fill can with water (@3 inches) 
 9. add flowers!
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 10. hang up on a doorknob or display on a tabletop, counter, or shelf...
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 use empty seed packets, or ones that are still full of seeds - 
if you can fill the can with the same kinds of flowers that are on/in the seed packet, it's a doubly sweet gift!
[PS: I found these pretty seed packets at the Dollar Tree store - ten for a buck!

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