Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pretty Can Project

Who feeds their kids Campbell's soup for lunch when it is 85 degrees?  I do! Well you know...I needed a can and the recycling had just been picked up. :) They had some canned peaches too.

I had seen this project done at Fox Hollow Cottage. Shannon did a really cute can and a painted Tequila bottle. I am looking for the perfect bottle to try that too:)

The hardest part of this project was getting the glue from the label off the can! Then I just painted the can with homemade chalk paint and sanded a little. I added some embellishments and Viola! I had these adorable little cans.

I thought for fun I would put fabric on the largest one...I adhered it with spray starch.

I'm thinking these would look so pretty with flowers in them. Also, I thought I could use them to put paintbrushes in..or pencils and  pens...there are so many uses! They would be cute packaging for a gift too.

What makes these even more special  to me is that the jewels I hot glued on them were my Grandmothers. My Grandma was an Avon lady and I love all the costume jewelry I have from her!

Such a fun sweet project. Thanks for inspiring me Shannon! I hope I have inspired someone too:). I am just tickled pink with them. I envision the future when my great Grandchildren are looking at these and saying.."Remember when cans looked like that, and Great Grandma Sandy made things with them!"

Thanks for visiting!


Anonymous said...

Oh these are so pretty! They remind me of the ones Elyse at Tinkered Treasures makes. We did a swap a few years ago and I received one of her pretty cans!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very pretty, Sandy. Love the bling. They're a beautiful statement all by themselves, but perfect for storing all sorts of items.

Karen said...

Well it looks like a lot of us have can redos on our minds. Yours are just beautiful.You really did a great job Sandy.

Janae said...

Omgosh I love them so so pretty! I want to make some now too!!!!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

SO PRETTY! Love everything about these beautiful and useful cans! You did such a nice job creating them.

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Love those. Perfect shabby colors and embellishments! So so pretty!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love the cans, so pretty yet practical. The bling really takes them up a notch. My favorite is the one with fabric.
We'd love to have you share these at the linky party.

Olivia said...

Ohhh, yours turned out so pretty! I love them!!!! xoxo

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Sandy!

These are the sweetest little cans ever... the jewelry is the finishing touch! I have some costume jewelry in my mother's memory boxes and I need to see what I can come up with :)

Speaking about Great Grandmas... I just posted about my first Great Grand Baby!

Thanks for sharing this at my party :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop!

farmhouse-story said...

i just LOVE these adorable tins, sandy:) and your grandma's gems make them even more special-happy weekend!

Unknown said...

These are just beautiful - but how did you get the glue off the can!

Shabby Sweet Tea said...

These are just too cute! I have seen a lot of fancy can projects lately and must say that the costume jewelry really adds an extra special touch.

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

These turned out so pretty! You have inspired me!

Amy Jo

Grandma Carolee said...

These cans are absolutely beautiful! I smiled when you wrote about becoming a great grandmother someday...that's what I want to be.

Adorned From Above said...

These are so pretty. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above

Anonymous said...

So pretty, Sandy! I love the embellishments! I can think of so many uses for these.I love the DIY chalk paint!

Biljana said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love all:-))
Hugs, Biljana

Peggy said...

Sandy - they turned out so great! I could see them holding pens on a lovely shabby chic desk (which I am betting you have!)

Holly Loves Art said...

Such a lovely project! Wow! You made them so beautiful and the pictures are so pretty, the way you arranged everything. Love!
Have a great weekend.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I just love these, I have got to make me some!!!!Hugs, Penny

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, those are absolutely adorable, I love grandmas pins!!!


elizabeth said...

A fun, cute and frugal creation!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my Table for Two post!

Shannon said...

These are so adorable and I love the shabby colors you chose to decorate them with. What fun decor to place around the home :)

Deserae said...

Love those little cute and best of all practical!!! The bling you added was the perfect crowning touch! Have a great weekend!!!!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Such a fun post...your cans turned out SO pretty! The funny thing about your comment about your grandchildren someday remembering cans looking like this is that I remember decorating soup cans for my grandmother when I was a child...only we used macaroni instead of bling!
Have a great weekend!

Julie L. Light said...

I love this idea! I would have never thought to adhere the fabric with spray starch..such a good idea..sounds easier to work with than glue.
Have a fabulous weekend!

lambs and ivy designs said...

Oh how cute!!! I can think of so many good uses for these!!


Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

They look perfect Sandy and I adore the aqua and pink colour scheme.

I'd love it if you'd consider sharing this over at my Shabbilicious Friday Link party -

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful little project! I like the can with the print fabric. The jewelry just makes them, don't you think? Just darling!

Janet said...

They are all just so pretty! I'm going to try making some chalk paint, too!

Anne said...

Those are so pretty!!Love that paint and fabric too.Of course I LOVE the bling!

Shannon Fox said...

OMG I am so flattered. Yours turned out SO CUTE! I love them. You have got some great bling. You put your special touch on them and they are darling!! Just darling!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Sandy! Love how you jazzed these up. The bling is my favorite part! : )

gena said...

So pretty! They'd look adorable just about anywhere!
thanks for sharing,

sheerbutterfly said...

Very pretty!!

Carrie Barron said...

Simply wonderful! I love your color choices. Thanks for sharing!