Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Trash to Treasure

Hello my Bleeps! I hope all is well in your world. Trash to
Treasure Tuesday
with Kimm @ Reinvented came quicker than last week. I am fairly sure our weeks are getting shorter. In fact I don't think I got a Saturday last week. If you haven't joined up with Kimm yet, it's about time.
You probably think I am obsessed with cans by now. I am a little. They are well made and meant to be around for a long time. I feel responsible to use them in as many ways as I can. I was inspired by a friend to find an affordable way to share flowers with our friends and family who have passed on before us this coming Memorial Day. Flowers in a can is nothing new. I just tried to make it a little lovelier.

I used:
Soup cans, emptied and washed
Vinyl (I bought mine at Wal Mart, it was only 50 cents for about 1/8 of a yard)
Potting soil, $3
Pony Pack of flower, $2.25
Ribbon, raffia, thin rope or yarn (use something that can withstand water)
Bottle opener or hammer and nail
Double sided sticky tape or glue
Pinking shear if you have them( it gives them a finished look)

Poke holes in the bottom of the cans if using potting plants. If you are lucky enough to have stem flower in your yard or lilacs, do not puncture cans. Note: you will need to use a nail and hammer on pop top cans. Their bottoms don't allow for the use of a bottle opener.

Keep cans on a paper plate or fill with soil outside to prevent a mess. Plant flower. Wrap a strip of vinyl or cut up outdoor table cloth around can. Secure with tape or glue. Tie ribbon around can.

You can paint the can if you want. Any size can will work depending on size of annual used.
Okay, I am I always a few steps behind. Please refer to previous post. I don't know why I didn't' remember this while I was doing the bib tutorial post. A give-a-way! How could I forget. Go back and leave a comment and become a follower for 2 yes 2 entries. The winner can choose which set of bib clips they would like. Ends Friday, May 22nd 12:00 am.


Anonymous said...

This is such a cute idea! I'm going to start saving my cans.

Jana said...

Very cute!!! :)

Mimi Lee said...

Hey I got your message. I just made mine in photoshop. You can come make one if you want.

Layla said...

Nicely done Miss!

Amber said...

Very cute idea! Maybe now I'll have to think ahead for Memorial Day!

Daryl and Ashley said...

Thanks for thinking these up for me! I appreciate you and your craftiness!

Amy said...

Those are so cute. I love that idea. A great project to do with your children.

Amy said...

I also follow you. I am not sure if this is were I leave my comment.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Great idea! Simple, cute, practical, and fun! Thanks for sharing another use for a tin can (I actually hadn't seen this one yet!)

~~Mel~~ said...

What a great idea!