Upcycled Easter Chick Gift Can

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I’m on a roll with upcycling cans! Could be turning into the theme of this year. Since Easter is fast approaching, how can we turn a can into an Easter treat?

My first thought was to paint the can yellow and paint on features to turn the can into a “chick”. That didn’t work out well. However, I wanted a can with a chick! How about a pom-pom chick attached to the can? We can do that!

Pom-Pom Chicks:Pom Pom Chick Supplies

  • 1″ wide strip of chipboard (I used an old cereal box)
  • 1/2″ wide strip of chipboard
  • yellow yard
  • small piece of yellow or orange felt
  • orange chenille
  • black beads
  • glue gun or tacky glue

Cut a length of yarn and lay parallel to strip (use a piece of tape to hold if necessary.) This is the “anchor yarn”.

Pom Pom Chick Anchor Yarn

Wrap the yarn around the strip evenly at least 100 times. Do not wrap too tight as the yarn needs to slide off the strip.

Pom Pom Chick Wrapped Yarn

Slip the yarn off the chipboard and tie the ends of the anchor yarn tightly.

Pom Pom Tied

Holding the anchor yarn, cut through the loops. Trim the yarn into a nice shape.

Repeat for the smaller pom-pom.

Pom Pom Cutting

Using the anchor yarns, tie the two pom-poms tightly together.

Pom Pom Pieces

Cut (1) piece of chenille 4″ long and (2) pieces 1″ long.

Fold the 4″ piece in half and then add a bend to make legs.Pom Pom Chick Legs

Wrap the 1″ piece around the end of the longer chenille to create feet.

Add a dab of hot glue or tacky glue to the top of the legs and place the pom-pom chick on top.

Cut a small diamond shape from felt.  Fold in half and add a small dab of hot glue (or tacky glue) and attach to chick’s head.

Hot glue (or tacky glue) black beads to the head to create eyes.

Pom Pom Chick Finished

Upcycled Easter Chick Can:Upcycled Easter Chick Can Supplies

  • clean can
  • blue spray paint
  • pom-pom chick
  • treat bag
  • tissue paper
  • ribbon
  • candy
  1. With the opening on top, spray paint the can and inside. After waiting at least an hour, turn the can over and spray again, including the bottom. Let the paint dry over night.
  2. Fill the treat bag with candy and wrap in tissue paper.
  3. Gently place the tissue wrapped candy into the can. Tie with ribbon.
  4. Hot glue (or use tacky glue) the pom pom chick to the can.

Happy creating!Upcycled chick can


Did you try this project?

Let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and share a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #wistfullywarped.



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