Sunday, June 24, 2012

From Cans To Vases

I have a habit of saving jars,bottles and cans, I'm always thinking... hey I can make  something out of that. Mostly I just save them in a box in the shed. Well for some reason I've been in a crafting mood lately, so I decided to try and actually do something with a couple of cans. I had a large can that I wanted to turn into a vase. I bought  wallpaper that looks like tin ceiling tiles for my kitchen and then I saw another tile pattern that I liked better. I decided to use the original roll for crafts. Light bulb moment!  I'll wrap some of that paper around a can. Then I decided to add ribbon and a little bling and came up with this.


 This is where I started;


I cut the wall paper to fit the cans height and width and glued it on. Then I had to choose between the gray or ivory ribbon. After hemming and hawing about the ribbon I ended up using the ivory...big surprise huh? Then I decided to add the bling. I glued on a charm that I bought from the craft store eons ago.



I went out to my garden and cut some hydrangeas, liatris, bell flowers, hosta leaves and flowers,  made an arrangement in a glass vase, then inserted it into my can turned vase. Then I took lots of picture and played with them to my hearts content in Picmonkey.







I had so much fun I decided to make a second one. This time I used a smaller can. I wrapped the can with burlap ribbon twice around since its kind of thin. I trimmed the burlap to fit and added a printed copy of an old ledger page. I tore it around the edges glued it on in the back and wound twine around it a couple of times and tied it in a knot.


I added flowers to this one too, you cant have too many flower arrangements right? Then I took lots of pics and you guessed it... had fun in Picmonkey.






I think these would be pretty at a wedding or shower. You could even use them to hold pens and pencils or even makeup brushes. I of course love them for flowers. How about you? Thanks for looking! I'll be linking up with these fun parties this week;

It's Overflowing
                                                 
                                                   
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64 comments:

  1. Wow,wow,wow Karen! Beautiful!

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  2. Karen, those look beautiful! I am going to give that a try as well....

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  3. We NEED to see your garden! I can just imagine how beautiful it is. I am especially in love with the first one between the wallpaper (genuis), the ribbon, and the pearls!

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  4. Beautiful! And I love all the textures you used in Picmonkey.

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  5. Both of these cans are so very lucky to be so well dressed! This is such a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Great editing in PicMonkey too.

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  6. These are just gorgeous. What a great idea! I have that wallcovering on my dining room wall below the chair rail and I've always meant to glaze it--maybe now I'll be inspired. Thanks.

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  7. Wow these are marvelous! I just might use this idea one day! Great project :)

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  8. So very beautiful. Talented lady!!

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  9. You have worked miracles with those supplies! What lovely arrangements!

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  10. So beautiful Karen! Your flower arrangements are gorgeous too. Your pictures are magazine perfect!

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  11. They are stunning,lovely to use up what you have and turn into treasures.x

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  12. Excellent idea. Beautiful and original. I love the pictures you have created.

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  13. Great idea and I have some of that wallpaper kicking around here! ~ Maureen

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  14. Lordy, Karen! This is one of the *prettiest* posts I have seen in a very long time. I like all the vases, but the one with the textured paper is DA BOMB!!! So pretty!

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  15. Love it. Easy, transforming crafts are my favorite kind. Now I need to start saving some cans... :)

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  16. I do the same thing -- save those cans and jars all the time! Your vases are so pretty -- and love the Picmonkey pics -- what did you use for the two with the 'cloth' type finish on the photo?

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  17. just gorgeous! you are very talented...good for you!!
    my cans are in the garbage just waiting to be recycled...that's about my creativity!

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  18. I love these! The flower choices are the perfect addition!

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  19. These look great! What a good way to recycle.

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  20. My daughter wants a diy wedding (someday). These are perfect!! Pin! Thanks so much!

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  21. Wow, they look absolutely beautiful....love the one with burlap and torn page!!!!! Very clever!
    ~Des

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  22. How gorgeous! I adore altered art and this is splendid!

    I'm back from a long blog break and hope you will join us for Potpourri Friday this week!

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  23. These cans are absolutely gorgeous, you would certainly never know they were orginally
    cans for sure. How creative and wonderful. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    Just love them.
    blessings, Nellie

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  24. Fabulous idea!!! They are so pretty!

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  25. Wow! What a wonderful idea! The cans/vases are so beautiful and elegant!

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  26. I love them both!! Your photos are gorgeous!

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  27. Your cans look like this, mine look like recycling!!! Fabulous job!
    I think I Like the burlap best. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Now let me go take IN the recycling and see what I CAN do!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  28. These are flippin gorgeous. I've been racking my brain trying to think of something to do with cans and you hit it on the nail. Thanks so much.

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  29. They are amazing! You are so creative-thanks for sharing this wonderful idea.

    I've been having fun on picmonkey this week too! I've shared a couple of pictures from a trip to Paris. Please stop by if you have a moment.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz.

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  30. So very pretty & creative! Great job and the flowers are gorgeous too!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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  31. Adorable and so creative. Love them!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Elizabeth @ The Porcelain Rose

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  32. Love this idea!!! So inexpensive and so pretty...thanks for the inspiration, going to make one right now!

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  33. Great ideas and beautiful job, love your work, so beautiful and inspirational.

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  34. Beautiful ! I think I am going to try Picmonkey but I think you are quite an artist between the cans, flowers and photography! :)

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  35. Now who would have thought that they were cans....they are beautiful! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration, Gail

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  36. These are soooo pretty....what a great idea!

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  37. Oh, I love these! So pretty and soooo economical! Great job!!

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  38. This is so pretty. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-hair-gel-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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  39. What a wonderful way to make a can useful and it looks good, too. New to your blog and a new follower.

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  40. Karen, here from Savvy Southern Style, and now folling you. I love your blog, please stop by and say hello!

    Hugs, Tanya
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

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  41. I think I can find some more room in my shop. great idea on the cans

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  42. Love these! I'll never throw out a tin can again! Inspired!
    Kathy

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  43. Lovely idea! Way to reuse, reduce, repurpose! Beautiful photos, too!
    Blessings,
    Amanda

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  44. So beautiful i love the hydrangeas xxxx

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  45. Wow, these came out great!! I have to make one now! Love the one with the paper on it. Just lovely!

    Have a great weekend!

    Debbie

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  46. I love these!!! I've been saving coffee cans to do something with. I think I'm going to copy yours! Really beautiful arrangements. And I love the white "tin" wallpaper!

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  47. STUNNING!!! These are just beautiful!!!

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  48. Your cans look amazing and I love the bling!!!

    Dee

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  49. oh, so beautiful,

    Blessings,
    Michele
    Pearl 13.1

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  50. How lovely and so beautifully phnotographed. Wonderfully creative!

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  51. Gorgeous containers. You have created some pretty awesome contains for your lovely flowers. I am your newest follower. Come on over and visit. Happy 4th. Linda

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  52. I love this idea it is great!! I will not be soqwuick to throw out those canse. I saw you on Ivy and Elelpahnts and now I am following you on Linky. I would love for you to check out cloches and lavender and maybe follow me along via Linky.

    I am from New Jersey also.

    Cynthia

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  53. Wow what a really cool idea, I spotted you on Ivy and Elephants and thought I would pop by I am a bit of a new blogger so just finding my feet still.You have a lovely blog here x

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  54. This is such a cute and very clever idea. I already save lots of stuff & now I guess I'll be saving cans....lol!

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  55. Very clever and a very pretty blog!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  56. What an beautiful transformation with huge impact... and so simple!

    Would love you to come link up at www.mercyINKblog.com at our Hearts&Homes link party, going on through Sunday!

    blessings,
    lauren

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  57. Very clever use of materials and such pretty photos. I'm your newest follower (I thought I already was following, oops.)

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  58. Those are some pretty nice cans!

    ~Bliss~

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  59. Wow, these are amazing. I have a collection of jars I've been wanting to do something with also. Beautiful job. I hope you don't mind if I share this on my Shabby Charmed page on Facebook, with your link of course.

    ~ Esther

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  60. That's so gorgeous! This can become a centerpiece in a wedding, i love it! Thanks for sharing!

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