How To Make Tin Can Mini Spring Flower Cart

Flower cart is always a wonderful thing to see, especially a vintage look flower cart. Moreover if the cart filled with beautiful spring flowers, that would be a magical sight to watch. Since I don’t have any material to build a full size flower cart; I ended up making a Mini Spring Flower Cart from upcycling a square tin can. I had this idea circling around my mind for months and finally I get a time to finish it.


I made the Tin Can Mini Spring Flower Cart with trouble finding perfect things to create the cart handles and the wheels, because I insist to use things that physically resemble a handle and a wheel without changing it a bit. And also cheap and easy things to find. And luckily I found those things in a mini home depot; well, actually the bolt and nut is a pair that my husband always have; so the ring bolt that I found is the main treasure. I choose it because it’s looking very simple, just simply round. Okay, enough about my idealism, let’s start with how to make my flower cart!


Things To Prepared 

  • Tin can in square shape
  • Bolt and nut (two pairs) / any shapes that looks like a pair of cart handle can be used
  • Ring bolt, any ring shape will do
  • White acrylic paint
  • Blue acrylic paint
  • Black marker
  • Glue


How To Make

  1. Clean the square tin can and paint it with white acrylic paint.
  2. Have the bolt + nut that will serve as the cart handle and the ring bolt as the cart wheels, sprayed in blue acrylic paint
  3. Drill a hole to insert the bolt, ended with nut and secure it with glue so it won’t move. Make a pair of it to get the cart handle.
  4. Glue the blue ring bolt to both of the side front of the flower cart.
  5. Prepare a beautiful hand writing of “Spring Flowers” and write it on the both sides of the tin can spring flower cart by using a black marker.
  6. Now your mini spring flower cart from upcycled tin can is ready to be added with lovely mini flowers. I used yellow and white Rose Moss.

Tips : You can use other mini flowers you like. The spring flower cart would look great with artificial flowers or as succulent mini pot holder too.


Interested to do a little crafty upcycling project? My Mini Spring Flower Cart from tin can would be a wonderful idea to try. Add more of your handmade spring decorations to your home. Or maybe as a DIY Mother’s Day Gift for your mom. Enjoy picking flowers you love for the mini flower  cart, enjoy the spring bloom!


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14 thoughts on “How To Make Tin Can Mini Spring Flower Cart”

  1. I love this. Not spending time with the grandkids right now, we didn’t make anything this year, but this would be great next year. Hope you repost it then.


  2. My goodness! This is CUTE and the handwriting!!!??? Wow. I have done something similar but I printed it out on the printer and then transferred it to whatever I’m making. Thanks for sharing. Now I have to look for a square tin. Lol. Best wishes, Linda @

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda! I’m to lazy to print, so I just do a handwriting, it’s faster 🙂 I hope you find a square tin to have fun and be creative with, just like I did.


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