Friday, December 14, 2007

Recycling as gifts?




Now this was a fun, very inexpensive project!
Using tin cans as little "pails" to hold your holiday gifts. You could even hang them on a tree or on the mantle!


I found this project in a craft magazine & thought I'd share it with you. I think it is a marvelous way to recycle and save alot of $ at the same time...
I simply flattened a soup can a bit just at the top (not too much or it won't stand by itself) sanded lightly, painted, embellished and varnished. Make two holes with an awl on either side for the wire handles. Fill with raffia and some small gifts or ornies!

12 comments:

Felicia said...

Very cute :)

Christine LeFever said...

What a splendid idea! And I'm sure yours are beyond lovely. I'll bet the magazine article from which you learned it was not as clever as your interpretation!

Christine

Christine LeFever said...

I'm back to say that when I said "I'm sure" it's only because I can't see them that well, but they look so pretty even small. My photographic skills pale to yours too.

Christine

CARole said...

It's always fun to see new ideas and ways to use items that you usually just throw away. Yours look so pretty. Thank you for sharing this idea.
Carole

Lori said...

now that's a sweet idea!!! those are so cute and wonderful, i love them!!!

Pinkie Denise said...

Oh, I like your idea, how cute is this! Pinkie Denise

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing. Your examples are wonderful, too.
:-)
Cathy

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

What fun! Hoping that your Holiday is filled with joy, goodies and peace.
Many blessings
Blondie

Mica Garbarino said...

it all looks sweet as can be. get it.. can !!! hee hee.

Merry Christmas dear dolly friend.

Mica from Garb-oodles
http://garboodles.typepad.com/

Diane Duda said...

they turned out great!

Wendy said...

WHat a really great idea, and yours are so cute!

Merry Christmas to you & yours!

Wendy

Sharon Stevens said...

How clever! And I've been throwing my cans away! Love your blog, Nanc. I'm adding yours to mine. Good luck in 2008! Miss chatting with ya.
Hugs,
Sharon
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