I came across this great website, Decorating Studio, and I found this project using their beaded garland. It comes in many colors, gold and bronze are shown here. These are really beautiful, and at less than $1.50 to make EACH, it is very budget friendly.
Simply wrap the garland around the can (keeping it in place with spots of hot glue) to make these really inexpensive, yet super stylish, vases. You can check out their garland, and tons of decorating ideas, here.