How to Make "Just Married" Decorations With Cans

by Emily Bennett
A newlywed couple drives away in their decorated car.

A newlywed couple drives away in their decorated car.

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After the vows and the first kiss of marriage, the bride and groom are ready to celebrate their new union together with dancing, drinking and making a stylish getaway in their decorated car. The classic way to decorate the car involves a "Just Married" sign and cans on strings, which will clatter to let everyone nearby know there's been a marriage. To make these cans, you'll need a few simple tools.

Items you will need

  • 10 soda or soup cans
  • Dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • Multicolored paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored markers
  • Glitter
  • Hammer
  • Nail
  • Twine
Step 1

Wash 10 empty soda or soup cans. Dry the cans with paper towels.

Step 2

Download images of the happy couple. Adjust the image size to fit around the cans. Print and cut out the images and glue them onto the cans. Or cut strips of paper and draw flowers and wedding bells on them with colored markers. Glue the strips around the cans. Cover the papered cans with swirls of glue and sprinkle glitter over them for a sparkly effect.

Step 3

Hammer a nail through the bottom of each can to create a small hole for the twine.

Step 4

Cut 10 pieces of twine of differing lengths, ranging from 6 feet to 10 feet. Thread a piece of twine through the hole in a can. Tie a knot in the end of the twine.

Step 5

Tie the loose ends of the twine around the bumper of the couple's car. Make several knots in the twine so that the cans don't fly off when the couple drives away.

Tips & Warnings

  • Be careful when hammering the nail into the cans. Wear gloves to protect your fingers, if necessary.

About the Author

Emily Bennett has been acting and publishing articles since 1999. She specializes in public speaking, accents, poetry, and theatre. Her work has been published online at Notes on the Road and The "RADA Literary Magazine." She holds a B.A. in acting from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and has coached actors and professionals throughout the U.S. and England.

Photo Credits

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