I did a similar thing with empty food cans a few months back for my best friend Em's hens/kitchen tea. My darling Em is an enormous lover of flowers (and is actually in the middle of completing a floristry course) so the pressure was on for me to create something glorious for her day! I purchased a variety of paper with sweet patterns (including divine japanese paper!) which I attached to A4 double sided adhesive paper, cut to size and then simply attached to the empty cans. My favorite part of this little project was purchasing the flowers fresh from the markets and then arranging them... I was in my element indeed! What do you think of my finished product? You should give it a go... it's SO effective, environmentally friendly, cheap and SO much fun :)
Home from the markets
My covered cans.