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Tin can Christmas with crochet bow

Do not throw away the coffee cans that I show you how to turn them into original Christmas cans that can contain chocolates or precious gifts to give to your loved ones.

In this post I show you how a coffee jar, decorated with Christmas paper and crocheting its lid, can become a truly original gift box!🤩

How to decorate a jar with Christmas paper

To start with, you need to get an empty cylindrical jar and some decorative Christmas paper.

I used CRELANDO DECORATIVE PAPER one that I bought at LIDL.

choose a Christmas decorative paper

take the height measurement of the jar
Draw a vertical line
Cut the sheet following the drawn line
Wrap the paper around the jar with double-sided tape

Now that the jar is decorated, let’s move on to cover the lid, previously left aside.

How to make a crochet lid

Use a glitter yarn to give a touch of sparkle and elegance.

Start to unwind a circle that reaches the size of the lid and then make the bow, to be fixed on the circle.

I worked 72 total stitches to reach the circumference of my lid, making 11 rounds of increases, starting from a magic ring with 6 single crochet.

📌 the measure is based on working with MONDIAL ORO yarn, so it may change if you use another type of yarn

Fix the crocheted cover with bow on the lid, using double-sided tape or hot glue.

Crochet bow pattern

The descriptive pattern of the circle you can find it HERE , follow the instruction till reaching the 12th round.


Work 40 chains + 1 turning chain.

Follow the table down here to know what stitch point you have to work in each chain.

11 SC in the 2nd CH from hook and in the next 2.
21 HDC in the next 2 CHs
31 DC in the next 2 CHs
41 TC in the next 5 CHs
51 DC in the next 3 CHs
61 HDC in the next 3 CHs
71 SC in the next 4 CHs
81 HDC in the next 3 CHs
91 DC in the next 3 CHs
101 TC in the next 5 CHs
111 DC in the next 2 CHs
121 HDC in the next 2 CHs
131 SC in the next 2 CHs.
Work 3 SC in the last CH to continue in the opposite side of the foundation chain and follow the pattern from 13 to 1.
Bow Graphic explanation

Once you have done all the stitches indicated in the table above, you will have the same crochet stitches on both sides of the chain.

Join the two ends together at the center point (where the 4 single crochets were worked) and secure them with stitches using the needle.

Now make another bow, repeating the pattern from the beginning.

Overlap the two bows by placing the central part on top of each other and then secure them with points.

The result you will need to get is like the photo below

In the video tutorial I explain step by step how to follow the chart and also the sewing work.


Use the red glittered ORO Mondial yarn to make the center of the bow.

Flower graphic

Now that we have made the bow we can fix it on the circle we did at the beginning and then glue everything on the lid of the jar, left aside.

Fill it with chocolates or insert some small joys made by you, such as earrings or small amigurumi



Save on Pinterest to make it after!

If you don’t have time, pin it on your Pinterest dashboard to make it after!

💻Computer: click on the red SAVE button in the corner of the picture.

📱Smarthphone/mobile: Go to end of this post and click on the red circle with “P” Symbol inside and choose the folder on your Pinterest, to save it.

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