Hey everyone! I finally did it. I have been gathering supplies to decorate some cans to use for storage-ribbons, rick rack, lace, etc. All for organizing my sewing room. It's sort of thrifty to use what you have...right?
I have cans (vegetable, soup, fruit cocktail...)that I emptied out and then altered/decorated.
I love rick rack and use it for many of my projects, and items that are sewn for my Etsy shop. I have rick rack in many colors and decided to store them in decorated cans.
Next I will label each can with a small tag to match.
Easter party @
Below is an altered can for Easter.
For my sewing room I collected cans, lace, doilies, vintage images mostly from Graphics Fairy blog, and plugged in the glue gun.
Always have a small bowl of water nearby...if you are like me
and you will indeed burn yourself with the glue gun, putting the burned finger immediately in the bowl of water stops the burning.... immediately!
I glue a line of glue across the can, attaching the precut paper (it is easier to measure and cut before you glue).
Add another line of glue after you have wrapped the paper around the can...so the can is now covered with paper. Trim with a sharp edge, craft knife or razor blade to have an even edge.
Next I added rick rack at the top edge for a clean finish. I used a scalloped hole punch and cut out several vintage images for the Easter cans. Glued a doily to the can, centered the image onto the doily.
To the left I added a ribbon bow, with a large button on top of the bow. Next I added a small button and a little silk rosette on top of that. Stuff with Easter grass. Fill with candy, jelly beans, and chocolate.
I had some scrapbook supplies and one of them was a punch out butterfly...I bent it in the center and glued it to the can.
I found this old plate rack covered in dirt outside at a consignment store in the little town where I live. Cleaned her up, spray painted her and decided to use her for organizing all my ribbon and rick rack.
Thank you so much for coming by.
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