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)!

3 comments:

dd2njoy said...

I don't think you're crazy...you'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!!