Holiday Canister Set

By  Rebekah Meier 

size: varies

  • Holiday Canister Set


  • Glass canister set with lids, three pieces
  • Advantus Tim Holtz idea-ology Grungeboard Alpha Digits
  • Red/white check fabric, 1/4 yd.
  • Muslin fabric, 1/4 yd.


  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing machine and off-white thread
  • DecoArt Deep Red No-Prep Metal Paint
  • Off-white acrylic paint
  • Gloss varnish
  • The Warm Co. Steam-A-Seam 2, 1/4 yd.
  • Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac Glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, pencil, disappearing ink pen, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface), cardstock

Pattern - Holiday Canister Set

  • 1. Remove lids from each canister. On covered work surface, paint each lid Deep Red. Let dry. Apply second coat. Let dry.
  • 2. Print out patterns onto cardstock.
  • 3. Cut two layers of red/white check fabric 1" larger than each label by tracing around cardstock patterns. Follow manufacturer's instructions to apply fusible webbing onto red/white check fabrics fusing two layers together.
  • 4. Using disappearing ink pen, trace each label pattern onto fused red/white check fabric. Cut on traced line. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 using muslin; cut out shapes just beyond pattern line using pinking shears.
  • 5. Place red/white check label on fused muslin; adhere together at center of label using fabric glue.
  • 6. Machine stitch 1/8" from edges on red/white check fabric for each label. Trim edges of muslin using pinking shears for each label.
  • 7. On covered work surface, paint letters (spelling "Sugar," "Salt," "Flour," etc.) off-white. Let dry. Apply one coat of varnish; let dry.
  • 8. Adhere letters on labels using fabric glue. Adhere finished labels on each canister using fabric glue. Let dry.
  • Tip
  • 1. Designer purchased three-piece glass canister set at her local Walmart store.