Thursday, April 30, 2009

# 10 Cans

I love Mod Podge. I was so excited to find Xazmin at This is the Year. She had this awesome idea to meet once a month at her blog and link up our Mod Podge projects. Now I have a chance to share my #10 can idea. This past Christmas I was looking for something to make for my families presents. I have a plethora of # 10 cans. Coffee cans and smaller cans will also work. You can buy new lids for the #10 cans. Pictured below are Memory cans. I placed a package of 3x5 cards and pens in each can. So when somebody says or does something cute at your house you write it down and put it into the can. You can read all the cards at New Years or many times throughout the year.

This one was a baby gift. I cut a hole in the top so that she could stuff grocery sacks into it and use them to wrap up messy diapers for disposal. Sort of a affordable diaper genie. I put a baby outfit inside of it when I gave it to her. So, it doubled as gift bag

I just made these. One is a memory can for myself another is a cookie jar.

The possibilities are endless. Cookie jar, gift can, time capsule for all your babies treasures, flower pot, piggy bank, fill with candy for a friend, fill with can of soup and other things for someone who is sick and the list could go on. The project is easy enough for Grand kids to make Grandma one for Mother's day.


Xazmin said...

These are so adorable! I love the memory card idea!

They really turned out so cute...I am definitely making some of these!

Thanks for coming to my party!

The Masked Mommy said...

So cute! What a great idea!

onegirliegirl said...

Those are so cute and have so many possibilities! Thanks for sharing! I love it.

xoxo ~Lisa

Dawn said...

Ok, I'm stealing... err I mean borrowing this idea! Great job!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

Noon To Two said...

Just joined in the Mod Podge Mania. Nice job on these.

Hey, you opened your Etsy site on My BIRTHDAY! There's gotta be some luck for you.


Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

These are adorable! I love all of the colors that you chose and the fun patterned paper. Of course all the extra little embellishments are super cute, too! Thanks for sharing some of your ideas for them also. I used one of these cans awhile back to make a holder for my daughter's hair stuff, and now after seeing these, I'm thinking of going back to redo it to give it more pizazz! ;)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, I love these! They are just darling. I am going to have to copy the "diaper genie" idea. Genius!

Vivienne said...

Pretty and thrifty, Love it!

miss said...


Happy belated Birthday! Thanks for visiting minimoodesigns. I do need all the luck I can get.

Thanks again,

Katie said...

I'll never look at a paint can the same way. I never thought of all the uses you have. I like the journaling jar idea especially.

Tanielle said...

These are adorable!!!! I gotta make some!

Jessica said...

i ♥ modge podge. i will have to try this idea.

Diane at said...

I love the memory can idea.
We're going to modify it just a bit and make 'thankful' cans for the kids to use each night (ok, really, whenever we remember) to write something they are thankful for each day.
Thanks for sharing!