Sunday, November 15, 2015

Tin Can Craft Projects

Hi. I haven't been crafting at all lately so I was thinking it was about time I got out my glue, scissors, and crafting stash of goodies.

With all my stuff in my arms I called to my daughter so she could join in on the fun. She always makes something nice.

Tin Can Craft ProjectsWe started with a few tin cans. I pulled out white material, buttons, ribbons and lace. I told Christina to decorate her can anyway she wanted but to keep it white. And if she had anything silver to add that would be great too.


Tin Can Craft Projects



Tin Can Craft Projects


Tin Can Craft Projects
Christina made this. Isn't it pretty?

She started by covering the whole can inside and outside with a thin sheer fabric. It's kinda a cool cause it looks almost with it is painted but you can also see that it is fabric.

Then she added the shimmery ribbon to the top.

Tin Can Craft ProjectsNext came the frilly lace at the base of the can.

She looked around the table to see what else she could add when she spied to stick on jewels which she placed just below the ribbon.

It looked finished to me but she thought it needed a little something else. That's when she decided to add the string of silver beads.

I think her project is beautiful. You can't even tell it started off as a spaghetti sauce can. That is until you turn it over and look at the bottom.

Tin Can Craft Projects

 This is my tin can craft project. I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I hoped the material I had in mind wouldn't be too wide. And it wasn't. It was a perfect fit.

I used fabric glue to adhere the two ends together. I made sure to fold the raw edge under by at least a 1/4" to give it a finished edge.

Then I glued down white bias  tape to the edge of the can. It was coming together just as I imagined.

Lastly I wrapped thin ribbon around the can a few times and finished it off with a simple bow.

Next time I use this type of can again for a project I will check for a seam in the tin to make sure it is at the back.

Tin Can Craft Projects
 Since I finished my tin can craft project so fast I decided to decorate another one. This was a challenge because I had absolutely no idea how to begin and I didn't want it to look the first tin cans.

I thought about painting it but that would take too long. Then I spied this ribbon which was a nice width, it wasn't shiny or fancy so I glued it to the top and bottom of the can.

Now what. Eww. White beads. Nice. I only had a few of the larger white beads so I had to spread them out and add some smaller beads in between.

What to do with the middle section? Maybe some lace? Why not. And some ribbon to fill in the gaps.
Tin Can Craft Projects
I was going to add a lace bow but it just didn't look right to me. Then ta-ding. A lace flower. Too hard. A circle of lace with a ..... button in the middle. Christina added the tiny white beads.


Tin Can Craft Projects
 Christina and I were just finishing up when my granddaughter got home from school. Of course she wanted to do a craft too. Luckily for her I still had one can all washed up and ready to go.

Tin Can Craft ProjectsFaith immediatley picked up the same fabric as her Mom. I helped her glue it to the can.

Faith spied the colorful beads and before I knew it she had her project done.

 All in all I think we had a fun afternoon of crafting. And a productive one too.

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Thank you Pili for featuring my tin cans.  This is what she had to say, "Special Feature!! Look what Darlene made out some empty cans, aren’t they gorgeous?

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21 comments:

  1. These are such cute ideas! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  2. Hi Darlene wow you both crafted and fun together! I love the way the cans came out!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie, It's always nice spending time with my daughter and granddaughter.

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  3. These are very lovely. Just goes to show that you can make anything beautiful.

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  4. How lovely to be able to craft with your daughter (and granddaughter). Three generations of very talented ladies!

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    1. Thank you Susan. Some day you'll be doing the same.

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  5. love all of these cans! the color beads though would be my fav lol. These would be great at a wedding - at least that's what I thought of.

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  6. Such pretty decorations for those tin cans that we all have sitting around. This is an elegant touch to these projects.

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  7. How PRETTY!! I would like to feature these tomorrow at Tuesday with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  8. Darlene, I love all of them!! I have some empty tins and now I have some new ideas. Thanks for sharing with us at Two Uses Tuesday, I will be featuring them this week at the party, you can come and grab your button. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hugs,
    Pili

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  9. Wow it looks like you had a great time creating! I love how sweet these little cans turned out. Very pretty! Thanks for linking up with us over at Welcome Home Wednesdays! Can't wait to see what you link up with us this week!

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  10. What a darling project! Found you via Stone Cottage Adventures. Have a lovely week! :)

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  11. HI Darlene! Lovely to meet you. I love the lace you've used in your can makeovers. Just beautiful. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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  12. How cute and creative! Love this idea! #SmallVictories

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  13. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing on #trafficjamweekend, Darlene. Pinned it!

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  14. I love this project Darlene!! I'm asking people to share their tin can projects on my blog this month at a monthly Create With Me party and I would LOVE if you stopped by and shared :) Lindi @ Love Create Celebrate

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  15. Darlene, these are beautiful, I just saved some cans for a project, I thought I was going to paint them, but this looks so much prettier!!

    Thanks for sharing this week on #OMHGWW

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  16. Hi Darlene, I have been looking at decorating some cans, even painted them white. These are wonderful just what I have been looking for. Pinned to share.
    Hope you have a wonderful safe weekend!

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