Hey everyone! What a wonderful day here in California. I don't want to brag but it was 77 here today, a little overcast but warm...and breezy(ok windy!).
Anyhow I have been busy altering some soup cans to hold Valentine candy for some sweet little ones that come to visit me.
I washed and dried a couple of soup cans.
Layed them down on paper, scrapbook paper from Joann's.
After I made a small mark on the paper I used one of my quilting rulers to draw a line for myself. I cut it on the line with scissors.
Next I took a nail and made a hole on each side of the can to make a wire handle.
Next I rolled the paper around the can and glued it closed using a glue gun. I always make sure I have a small bowl of water nearby...so that when I DO HOT GLUE MYSELF WHICH ALWAYS HAPPENS...I can dip my fingers in the water...stopping the burning sensation!
After the paper was glued on the can I used my seam ripper to puncture through the paper so that I knew where to insert the wire for the handle.
I glued trims, crepe paper, pom pom fringe....
Added bows, rosettes, doilies, till I got the look I wanted. I basically pulled out all the pink goodness I could find in my craft room and started gluing it on the can!
On my computer I printed out the phrase
'Can' I be your Valentine?
since I was using a soup can or other cans...I thought the phrase was appropriate!
I stuffed the bottom of the inside of the can with paper towels, added a little basket filler and then stuffed the can with candy.
The second one was similar, but with aqua, creams and white.
The can below you can finally see the little handle. I twisted wire around a pencil to give it the look it has, and then bent the edges inside the can to hold it firm.
Hope you feel inspired to create something fun for Valentine's day. I usually give little gifts to our little nieces and nephews just for fun and because I enjoy watching their faces light up....who doesn't like a little candy on Valentine's day?
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