DIY Primitive Can using Dollar Tree calendar
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DIY Primitive Can using Dollar Tree calendar

DIY Primitive Can using Dollar Tree calendar 

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Everyone has been going crazy crafting with the Dollar Tree calendars so I decided to jump on board. I can not believe how cute these primitive cans turned out! Let me show you how to make one of your own:


  • Empty can that has the label off and has been cleaned
  • Black chalk paint (Not chalkboard paint)
  • Cinnamon (You can get this at Dollar Tree!)
  • Mod Podge
  • Market Calendar from Dollar tree (Any cute picture will do!)
  • paint brushes
  • twine
  • jingle bell

How to:

Step 1: The first thing I normally do when working with cans is run a bead of hot glue around the inside of the can where it is sharp! This keeps me from cutting my fingers!

Step 2: Paint the can with the black chalk paint. I used two coats but you could probably get away with one. Make sure to dry the can well in between each coat.

Step 3: Cut the picture you are using out and use your hands to gently rip the edges. This just roughs it up to add to the primitive look.

Step 4: Mod Podge the picture onto the center front of the can.

Step 5: Begin to add Mod Podge to the can and while it is wet sprinkle with cinnamon, shake off excess cinnamon. I found the easiest way to do this was to work in small sections over a paper plate. When you get to the picture Mod Podge around it but not over it! You just want the edges to blend in and not cover it up. You can a better idea of what I’m talk about by watching my YouTube tutorial HERE.

Step 6: Once the can is covered with cinnamon give the can a tap to shake any excess cinnamon off. You can now paint over the cinnamon with mod podge. You have to do this gently or you will take all the cinnamon off and you don’t want to do that. BUT, if you would happen to take some off just sprinkle a little more on. This craft is very forgiving.  I did not paint Mod Podge over the picture because I didn’t want to get a bunch of cinnamon over it and not be able to see it.

Step 7: Once the jar is completely dry wrap some twine or ribbon around it. I made a cute bow and added a jingle bell.

Step 8: Add some cute Christmas picks to the can.

If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube 


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