A piece of dowel (I found it in the garage), a button and a bead!! Couldn't be easier! I printed little pictures to stick on them. I filled the holes in the buttons with glue once I had stuck them onto the dowel. I added a bit of paint to make them look old, and have tried really hard to make them rusty like Sylvia's but I still haven't perfected her amazing technique.
I only have a mitre box at home so some of the canisters are a bit wonky, which hopefully just adds to their vintage charm! It's miniatures club in the weekend so I'm going to take along some dowel in different sizes and cut up a whole lot of canisters on the table saw. They're actually quite fun to make!