8/17/10

Cover Your Can!

Some of you might remember me posting about THIS.
But for those of you who missed it, I will do a quick recap... with a
surprise at the end!
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I found THIS blog one day while I was browsing around the craft world. I fell in love instantly and have never strayed! She seriously has The. Cutest. Ideas. Ever.
introducing:
*quick story....
My husband is a driver for U.P.S. and every time
I see "Brown Paper Packages" I think of my husband! :)
Now... back to the crafts!

These are the adorable twine covered cans that she created.
And today, I created one too!
These are her step by step instructions. And well... they're perfect! :)
Cover your can with twine, using thin streams of hot glue to hold it in place. I only used hot glue every once in awhile, making sure to secure the beginning and end really well. I didn't want to glob it down with too much glue. Pull the twine tightly, and wrap it well, and it will stay in place.
(I covered my can with twine once and then went back over it again to fill in the cracks.)

Using the glue gun, adhere ribbon to the top and bottom rims of the can.
Create your label, and mat on card stock and scrapbook paper. I printed mine on the computer, but you could use vinyl lettering, foam stamps, or other method of lettering. Distress all edges.

Punch holes in the sides of your label, and tie ribbon in a knot through the hole.
Attach the label to the twine, using the small safety pins. Ta-da!
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So, the only things that I did different was:
I didn't add the ribbon at the top and bottom. I didn't distress the edges. And I didn't use safety pins, I just wrapped the ribbon the whole way around the can.

My son told me today that his teacher uses a plastic cup to put her pencils in...
I think my son's teacher will like this!

20 comments:

It Feels Like Chaos said...

So cute and I happen to have a stash of coffee cans! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl said...

too cute, love these!

Robin said...

Love this! You have to link this to my Upcycled Awesome Linky party at http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled10

More Than "Just Mom" said...

Thanks for following my blog! I'm a new follower to you too! You are so creative ;)

Katrina said...

Those are just so cute!

Michelle L. said...

I love how the knotted ribbon looks on either side of the tag - super cute! Thanks for leaving a sweet comment on my blog! - Michelle

Nikki said...

Soooooooooooo cute! I've actually got a "can covering" projects in the works myself! :) Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day!

Mom's Review for you said...

Coming to you from Take It From Me blog Hop. If you want another blog hop, I would love it if you would visit mine:

http://momsreview4you.blogspot.com/p/blog-hop.html

My blog hop with be up every wednesday! Thanks!
Melissa

Big Mama said...

CUTE!!!
Do you have an email sub list?? If I don't find it, please add mine! I love the ideas!!
Following from the Blog Hop!

Stephanie - My Frugal Lifestyle said...

What a fantastic idea! I can't wait to do this idea for the Preschool teacher! She'll love it! Thanks!

Stephanie - My Frugal Lifestyle said...

I'm not sure if my reply went through so I'll send you another one just in case you didn't get it :)

Yes, I'd love for you to feature my shoe box idea! Thanks so much! I can't wait to see your post tomorrow!

Tara said...

Hey! I passed a blog award to you today... :-)

Heather said...

This is really cute! I love the jute! Thanks for visiting my site. I'm following now!

~Alison~ said...

This is a great project! I could use these cans in my "office". I need to go find my ball of twine! Thanks for sharing!

Alison
www.underthebigoaktree.com

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

Too cute! I have the twine, now to dig thru the recycling bin.

Thanks for linking up to the “Cheap Thrills Thursday” party at Black Kats Design. I hope you had fun and will join in again next Thursday!

Kat

www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

Tasha said...

So cute. I am a bit of a twine fan so I think I like it just that much more!! Such a cute cheap way to dress something up too :) Thanks for linking this one up too. I am loving your blog.

Shelayna said...

Adorable!! What a great idea!!

shelblogs.blogspot.com

Maureen said...

Those are so cute !!!!

http://moemade.blogspot.com/

Farah said...

So creative and simple, cant wait to try... really cute..

http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/

reasonstoskipthehousework said...

I love the crafts that require nothing but supplies I have at home. Super cute - AND I was a teacher until I became stay at home - and I would have LOVED one of these! :) Happy day to you - stop on over to my blog - I'm a newer blogger! Smiles,
Melanie :)
http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com/