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DIY Minnie Mouse Tin Can Container – How To Recycle Tomato Cans

In my house, the only thing that gets the kids more excited than the idea of spending the afternoon making crafts together is anything Disney themed. There’s just something about the whole world of Disney and all its characters that makes them feel as happy as can be! That’s why I’m always trying to come up with simple, fun ways to help them make Disney themed DIY projects, just to keep them excited about getting creative with me by merging their favourite things in one place. Our most recent of these projects, which was inspired by their need for a place to put their pencils and markers on their homework desk in the play room, was this super cute and very sparkly Minnie Mouse tin can container!

Minnie mouse tin can container

Minnie mouse tin can container diy

The container was actually such a huge hit that I ended up having two playmate parents ask me how we did them. That’s why I decided to map out the process for other people who liked the idea to try their hand at, but with a little bit of guidance. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.

Minnie mouse tin can container top

For this project, you’ll need:

  • An empty tin can
  • Sparkly foam paper (red and black)
  • Wire
  • Hot glue
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • White felt
  • Pliers
  • Red sheer trim

Minnie mouse tin can container craft

Minnie mouse tin can container recycle

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

Minnie mouse tin can container materials

Step 2:

Cut a piece of crafting wire about four inches long and arch it over in a semi-circle shape. This will be the handle of the candy bucket. Set it aside for the moment.

Minnie mouse tin can container step 2