Tutorial + How-to coffee-can-with-tie

Published on June 8th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

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How To: Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Tie Pot

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Eco-Friendly Father's Day Tie Pot

Last week on Pinterest, I came across an adorable Tie Pot from Make It and Love It. I thought I would make my own eco-friendly version using an empty coffee can and newspaper. This tie pot has so many possibilities and is the perfect gift for any dad! Let’s get started!

What You Will Need:

1. An empty coffee can or other tin can

Eco-Friendly Father's Day Tie Pot

2. Spray paint. Remember, spray paint isn’t the greenest craft supply, so use low VOC spray paint, if you can.

3. Scissors

4. Hot glue/hot glue gun

5. Magazine pages

Eco-Friendly Father's Day Tie Pot

How To Do It:

1. Remove the labels from your tin can. Rinse your can out and then dry it.

2. Spray paint your can. I painted mine blue because my Dad likes the Gators (and their colors are orange and blue).

Eco-Friendly Father's Day Tie Pot

3. Cut out the shape of a tie from your magazine. I found a page that was orange and it went perfectly with my Gators theme!

Eco-Friendly Father's Day Tie Pot

4. Hot glue your tie onto the tin can like so:

Eco-Friendly Father's Day Tie PotHere are several different uses for your tie pot:

1. Put your dad’s favorite candy in it like Make It and Love It did!

2. Place a plant inside. You’ll probably want something more manly than the plant I used, but it was the only one I had at the time. Also, make sure you drill holes in the bottom of your can to allow your plant to drain.

Eco-Friendly Father's Day Tie Pot

3. Put your dad’s office supplies in it:

Eco-Friendly Father's Day Tie Pot

4. Grab your dad’s small tools (or buy him new ones!) and put them inside:

Eco-Friendly Father's Day Tie Pot

What would you do with this cute tie pot? Share your ideas on our facebook wall or in the comment section below! Also, if you have your own eco-friendly Father’s Day craft projects, link them up to our Green Crafts Showcase!

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About the Author

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



  • Brenda Dodd

    Cute idea! I’m always trying to come up with “manly” handmade gift projects for myself and my 11 yr old g-son. Thanks!

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