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Tin Can ilovethisstuff Vases

6 March, 2013
Upcycled Tin Cans
Hiiiieeeee!
Happy hump day!!  Hope everyone is having a super day so far!
I’ve just been…oh…you know…crafting and stuff.
I’m just going to take a second and apologize to all of you guys who read my blog for my “living with Craig” stories.
I know there haven’t been many here lately…but it’s not MY fault.
I guess it’s because Craig has been…well…how do I put it?
Normal?
Ha!
Don’t you worry though…it has been awhile, so something is bound to happen sooner or later.
In the meantime, I’m just going to write about what I’m loving right now and it’s this stuff!
I’ve always been into crafting, but it seems I may be borderline obsessed with it now.
Is it a problem if I am willing to admit it?
Hmmm…
Anyhootiehoo…
(Wha??? Where do these words come from?)So, this morning I decided to make some flower vases out of some tin cans.  I drew my inspiration from Natalie at Northshore Days when she blogged about these super cure Threaded Valentine Tins and you guys…I’m a super big fan of upcycled projects.  (See Upcycled Shoeboxes.)
Seriously, how cute are these?
Valentine tins
I made some weird crockpot concoction the other night…that was clearly
tomato-y…and I decided to hang on to the tins.
(P.S. The weird concoction turned out to be tasty.)
After soaking them in water the labels came off quiet nicely.
Pulled out some random “crafty” stuff.
Ended up with these.  Kinda cute huh?
Considering it is 30 flippin’ degrees outside, there are no fresh flowers to be picked.
Thank goodness for Publix!  Love their flowers and they last fo-evah!
Just in case you don’t won’t to spend much, this is what a $4 bouquet looks like.
Not too shabby.
I’m a lover of fresh florals so I went for the 3 for $12…go big or go home!
I’m super excited about how they turned out and it was soooo easy!  It only took me 10 minutes to add the embellishments and it’s a unique, one-of-a-kind look.  The only hard part was deciding what to use to embellish the tins.
YOU CAN USE ANYTHING.
Paper of any kind, fabric, paint, buttons, ribbon, twine, burlap, stickers, yarn, felt…etc.
I really hope you like it…and try it!
For you guys who aren’t big on crafts…and I know you’re out there…this one is for you…
grumpy cat
(P.S. I sincerely hope that this meme didn’t offend any of you crafters out there.  I just have to have some fun with my obsession some times. :-))
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Comments

I love recycle projects like this, and yours are so pretty. Also, thank you for the laugh with the whoopty-doo cat!! Pinning your tin can vases. :)

<3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original party is open.

Luisa
03/08/2013 11:01am

Thank you so much Christina

I absolutely love projects that involve recycling and/or repurposing. These turned out SO cute! If you haven’t already, I’d love if you’d come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-11/

Luisa
03/08/2013 11:03am

Thank you Katie and thank you for the party invite!

03/07/2013 11:02pm

Cute, cute cute! And so inexpensive. They look gorgeous in your display. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Luisa
03/08/2013 11:05am

Such a sweet comment! Thank you Karie!

03/08/2013 6:40am

Love this project! Isn’t it amazing to make such beauty with a recycled can? Beautiful! Happy Friday from the enchanted oven.
xo,
L

Luisa
03/08/2013 11:07am

Oh my gosh…I just visited your blog and you have some amazing creations! Such baking talent you possess. Thank you for stopping by!

03/08/2013 9:19am

So pretty! I have to try this :)
I found you today thru the Linky Party at Liz Marie, where I’m #141. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
www.vmg206.blogspot.com

Luisa
03/08/2013 11:08am

Thank you Megin!

03/08/2013 11:29am

haha..that cat… The arrangement is beautiful ! xo

Luisa
03/10/2013 5:01pm

So glad you liked Lucy

03/08/2013 3:09pm

These are adorable, I love taking something kind of junky and turning it into a whimsical thing. Thank you for stopping by my blog this morning! :)

Luisa
03/10/2013 5:03pm

Oh I love these, what a fabulous idea. I really like how rustic chic they look, the white and the burlap are perfect together. Great idea!

Luisa
03/10/2013 5:03pm

Thank you for your comment!

SO BEAUTIFUL! I can’t believe those are tin cans! I found you at It’s Overflowing– thanks for sharing!

~Abby =)

Luisa
03/10/2013 5:05pm

Thank you so very much Abby.

03/09/2013 10:19am

I love making cute things with what some may call ‘garbage’… your cans are darling. I’m pinning. Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

Luisa
03/10/2013 5:08pm

Thanks for stopping by and for pinning!! Big bear hugs!

03/10/2013 7:11pm

These are so cute. Guess I should try my creativity and make some soon. I’m working on a project so I have to keep this on the back burner for a short time..found you at Home Sweet Home and I am now following you..

Luisa
03/12/2013 8:55am

Thank you Shirley! I wanted to visit your blog but the link back didn’t work :-(

Lovely makeover on the cans! The combination of white, burlap, and buttons is a wonderful mix! Love it!

Luisa
03/12/2013 8:58am

Me tooooo!!! Thank you Laurie :-)

03/11/2013 2:29am

Wow! What a great idea! I love upcycling; I am going to save some cans and give this a go in the next week or so!

Tara
www.suburble.com

Luisa
03/12/2013 9:01am

Good!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!

03/11/2013 2:11pm

So refreshing for spring! I would love for you to submit it on my website!

Susan @ <a href=”http://www.ohmy-creative.com/” rel=”nofollow”> Oh My! Creative</a>

Luisa
03/12/2013 9:50pm

Thanks Susan…and perhaps I shall…thanks so much for the invite!

03/11/2013 2:51pm

What a cute idea, and I love that you put them all on a cake stand! Thanks for sharing…and I love the cat!

Luisa
03/12/2013 9:57pm

hehe…thank you!

03/11/2013 5:11pm

Great idea! I love how they look with your charming bouquets.

Carolyn

Luisa
03/12/2013 10:00pm

Thank you so much Carolyn!

03/11/2013 6:46pm

The meme is not offensive to me – my two cats and two dogs look like this every day I pull out the craft supplies. Love the vases – especially placed on the cake stand. Very creative use of both supplies and your craftiness!

Luisa
03/12/2013 10:04pm

Haha! I can only imagine the looks on your pets faces! Thank you so much for stopping by!

03/12/2013 3:45am

Luisa – thank you so much for the link! You rock!!!
Your tins look absolutely stunning!!!! I’m giving you a shoutout on my Fb page too http://www.facebook.com/NorthShoreDays
xxx Nat

Luisa
03/12/2013 10:05pm

Awwww…thank you Natalie and thank you so much for the inspiration!!

03/12/2013 10:27am

I love this! Such a great idea. I might have to do this for my wedding.

Luisa
03/12/2013 10:13pm

Hope that you do…it would be so cute…come to think of it…wish I would’ve thought about that for my wedding!

03/12/2013 9:22pm

I LOVE THESE! I just made some Chicken Tortilla Soup in the crock pot and I have all these cans that I just washed out! I think I’ll try a few of these for an upcoming party I am hosting!

By the way, I’d love it if you’d come link this post up at my new link party, the FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA! The links open at 8pm ET every Thursday night! I know my readers would love this post!

Thanks so much for sharing this! I can’t wait to try this out! =D

Luisa
03/14/2013 10:19am

I hope they work out for you and thank you for the invite!!

03/12/2013 10:10pm

Thank you for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree, I’ve featured your project in this week’s newest. It will be up on Thursday and I hope you’ll come by to see it and share more of your crafty skills!

Luisa
03/14/2013 10:11am

Woohoo! Super glad that you liked it! Thank you for the feature :-)

03/13/2013 8:35am

So fresh! Love them! Life to the full, Melissa

Luisa
03/14/2013 10:18am

Thank you so much Melissa! I really appreciate your comment!

03/13/2013 9:15am

Hello!
Found your site through the Winter Blues Wednesday link party. I LOVE this idea. I’ve seen lots of recycling crafts for tin cans, but putting a few of them together with the flowers (and decorating each one a little different, but still matching) is just adorable and totally takes the cake! I pinned you and would like to feature you in my Happy Things Thursday round up tomorrow!
Definitely your newest follower here!
<3 Rosie

03/14/2013 8:40am

Here’s the feature! Stop by and grab a button if you’d like!
Thanks for posting :-)
http://frugalfreshmanhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/03/happy-things-thursday-part-deux.html

Luisa
03/14/2013 9:49am

Yaay! I’m so glad you liked them!

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3 Comments

  • Reply amie @ Pinkapotamus 4 April, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    These are gorgeous! I just adore how shabby chic and elegant they are~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  • Reply Anjana @ At The Corner Of Happy & Harried 4 April, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Oh, I love these! Love your twiggy runner too. Did you make that too?
    Coming over from the CSI Project link up.

  • Reply Petra 1 September, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    These are definitely the nicest looking decorated tins I’ve ever seen! And I love the way you’ve grouped them together on a cake stand – bea-u-ti-ful :-)

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