Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Recycled Can Craft Challenge

Update 6/7/2010: I've been featured by Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming! :)

Update 6/14/2010:  I've been featured by Kaysi at Keeping it Simple! :)
Keeping It Simple

Today I'm making my blog crafting debut!  I'm participating in The Iron Crafter Challenge #1 - Secret Ingredient Recycled Cans on Fireflies and Jellybeans.  In case you live under a rock (hey I've been there!), this is a take on Food Network's Iron Chef America.  Go big or go home, right? 

I had some grand ideas but decided to keep it simple and practical.  Let's make a custom gift tag for Famous Joe's (our favorite brother-in-law) belated birthday gift using a soup can lid!  

Step 1: Remove the lid from a can (this one is for you, MJ).  Then, trim any ragged pieces with the snips and sand all edges until smooth.
Step 2:  Make a hole in the lid.  You can punch a hole with a hammer and nail pretty easily.  I used a drill because I'm just cool like that.  If you drill it, Jake recommends clamping it in place with some scrap wood underneath (flooring in our case).
That's me!  The woman behind the drill. 
Step 3: Spray paint in a well ventilated area. 
Oops! How'd those Ball jar lids get in there?  I liked my gift tag idea so much that I decided to make a whole army of them and we had the Ball lids lying around.  Shiny!
Step 4: Decorate it and you are done! 
Side A - In Progress
Side A - Done! 
Famous Joe is a dog lover too.  :)
Side B - In Progress
Side B - Done!
The extra cute packaging will make up for Famous Joe's gift being belated, right?

Thanks for stopping by!

UPDATE 6/6/2010: Just for fun I'm linking up to these parties also...
UndertheTableandDreamingThe Girl Creative

Made it Monday at The Persimmon Perch

Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple

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Susan said... [Reply to comment]

Cute idea! I could see this used in many ways...great creativity :)

Jeannette said... [Reply to comment]

Those gift tags are so cool. Good luck!

Patty-Cake Manners said... [Reply to comment]

Very cute! So many possibilities! And I'm thinking the kids would love to "help" with them too! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie Lynn said... [Reply to comment]

These are super cute! Love the recycling! Adorable idea! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! I'll be featuring these in a post today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

C.R.A.F.T. said... [Reply to comment]

very cute :) come on over and link up to MMM!!

CraftyMummy said... [Reply to comment]

These are so cute! And great recycling too :)

Just popped over from All Thingz Related...

Restorative Living said... [Reply to comment]

Aww! These are so cute! Way to think outside of the box!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said... [Reply to comment]

Great idea! I love anything that makes use of junk you normally never think to use.
And I don't know if you're a Firefly fan or just like reflective objects but I was tickled at the "shiny!" comment! :D

Alison said... [Reply to comment]

@Molly @ A Bit O' Shine

Oh I'm a fan!

Its A Blog Party said... [Reply to comment]

These are very cute! Also, very creative!
Thanks for linking up!

Kaysi said... [Reply to comment]

Those are super cute!!!! I'll have to save all of my lids now!

Christina's Creative Side said... [Reply to comment]

Now those are toooo cute!! Thanks for visiting my blog. :) I'm enjoying reading through yours.

Erin said... [Reply to comment]

Cute idea!! And a great way to upcycle! :)

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