Monday, June 25, 2007

Altered Paint Can

I needed to make something to hold the door prize slips for my New Catalogue Open House, and I've been wanting to try an altered paint can for quite awhile, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity. My husband thinks I'm crazy for putting so much time and effort into a door prize draw container, but it was fun to use all my new stuff!

I found the paint can at Home Depot for $4 CAD. I think they're probably cheaper at other places, and if I was making a bunch, I'd look around more to compare prices.

Anyway, all my supplies are from the new catalogue. I used the Soft Sky designer series paper and cut strips for the top and bottom of the can. I adhered them with a strip of sticky strip at both ends of the paper. Then I stamped all over some two-inch strips of Whisper White. I used the Baroque Motifs set and stamped in Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Purely Pomegranate. I adhered this to cover the seam of the two strips of designer paper using sticky strip again. Then I wrapped burgundy grosgrain ribbon around the top and bottom of the white CS. I stamped the big flowers from the Pick a Petal set. I used Soft Sky CS and stamped in Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Purely Pomegranate ink. I also stamped all over them with the little flower from Baroque Motifs in an attempt to tie in the stamps on the white banner. I then cut out the flowers and adhered them to the can with dimensionals (there's one on the lid as well). For the lid of the can, I cut a circle out of designer paper and adhered it to the lid, then stuck another big flower on top. For the handle, I just tied a whole bunch of ribbon, alternating burgundy and white grosgrain, silver cord and white organdy ribbon. I think it's cute! Hopefully my guests will be impressed (even if my husband thinks I'm insane)!


dd2njoy said...

I don't think you're're talented,this can is beautiful! Great idea for what you did with it and so many other things you could use it for!
Great job!

Shelley said...

OHHHHH now I know what to do with my left over Tim Horton's Cans love it!!! And you tell Ian - you are NOT silly!!!!

Shelley said...

One last thought I think you should do an 'altered can' party - that would be fun!!! We can bring our own cans!!