Sunday, August 30, 2009

Altered Can

Forgive me for not remembering where I saw this idea (I believe it was on Em's blog a while back)...

You clean out a soup or veggie can and paint it. Rub sandpaper over it to rough it up a bit...
Then, using your handy-dandy crop-a-dile, punch two holes in the side. Cuts through the metal like butter...
I then added heavy gauge wire through the loops, and curled the metal (used a pencil and twisted the ends around it to curl)...
I added paper, some raffia and a "Thank You" tag from the September WIP kit...

Oh, and flowers. Of course, the flowers...(zinnias and marigolds!)

This is going to the awesome bus driver who got my son home in a horrible storm late on Friday. So thankful for them--as are all the other moms, I'm sure...
Check these beautiful repurposed tins for even more inspo...
Have a happy Monday, friends!!



11 comments:

Nathalie said...

I saw some similar ones in a French magazine! I love yours, the photo is so pretty too, it totally makes me want to make one!

Jessie said...

Lucky bus driver, it's beautiful!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Adorable!

jamie said...

that is sweet! love it's vintagy feel. going into my gifts file!

LisaNRoxy said...

Shiut up - that is too stinkin cute Trish. I am going to be making some of these bad boys!!

Julie Kramer said...

This is so cute, Trish thanks,

Damaris said...

Oh Trish, how I wish I you could live right next door to me. OK, maybe that is not a good idea..we would be talking and creating all the time...he, hee,hee.
What a great idea. You are too freaking cool.
Hugs,
Me

borcherding said...

OMG!! So stinkin' cute!! I am going to have to remember this for Teacher Appreciation week. LOVE IT!!

Michelle Lanning said...

oh I had forgotten about these - yours is adorable! I must make one - for Alyson's teacher! Thanks Trish!

nichole said...

what a cute idea! i love it & may just have to give it a try! :)

em said...

Gorgeous!!