Well, I promised a crafty post, and I’ve been doing a lot of crafting lately so I should have something to share! Here’s the last of my October treats.
This is yet another of my go-to projects (which I totally ripped off from my dear friend and crafty genius, the Dirt Diva!) for any holiday. These are decorated soup cans and you can doll them up for any occasion. These were prizes for a costume contest at work so some of them are spooky…
…And some of them are cutesy…
A couple things to keep in mind if you want to try them (and want them to be easy!).
- Pick cans that are a straight shaped from top to bottom. That makes the covering paper just rectangles. Bell shapes or hourglass shapes are going to be more challenging. You might like that. I don’t.
- I covered them with paper, and then punched the holes for the wire handles with a scrapbooking crop-a-dile or a hole punch. No fancy tools necessary. I mostly used stickers for the rest of the decorations.
- If you can, pick cans that aren’t more than 12 inches in diameter. Then you can just use strips of 12 x 12 paper. Otherwise, covering gaps can get…challenging. Again, you might not mind. Usually I’m in a hurry and Progressive cans seem to work perfectly.
These are perfect for tucking in the neighbor’s mailbox at Christmas, or tucking some cash in the bottom for a babysitter or graduation gift. Or with pencils and a sheet of stickers for a teachers gift. I’m sure you’ll probably see them again around here.